A Spirit Woods Novella
December 9, 2014
Available in: Hardcover
Small town life isn’t as peaceful as Logan Yates
expected since taking a job with the Jamesville Police
Department. He’s witnessed several odd occurrences,
some of which might border on the supernatural if he
believed in that sort of thing. But his real problem lies in
figuring out who’s vandalizing his new home.
He’s almost certain Kaylea Armund, his antagonistic
college sweetheart, knows, but judging by the shadows
darkening her eyes, she has no intention of sharing her
A life-long resident of Jamesville, Washington, Kaylea
Armund never bought into the legends and whispered tales
about Spirit Woods, the primeval forest surrounding her
hometown. Not once during her childhood did she see or hear
anything strange from within the dark, shadowy depths of the
forest. Growing up, she had worse things to deal with than
mysterious lights and unexplained weather phenomena.
But things take a turn into the strange and unexpected when
Logan Yates—an old flame—brings a stray golden
retriever into Kaylea’s clinic. She’s stunned by
the dog’s resemblance to Max, her childhood companion.
But when the golden recognizes her and knows all the tricks
she’d taught her Max, a chilling question
arises—if this dog really is the beloved family pet
she’d buried beneath Spirit Woods’ canopy
seventeen years earlier, what else might be making its way
home from the grave?
Trish McCallan was born in Eugene, Oregon, and grew up in Washington State, where she began crafting stories at an early age. Her first books were illustrated in crayon, bound with red yarn, and sold for a nickel at her lemonade stand. Trish grew up to earn a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a concentration in creative writing from Western Washington University, taking jobs as a bookkeeper and human-resource specialist before finally quitting her day job to write full time. Forged in Fire came about after a marathon reading session, and a bottle of Nyquil that sparked a vivid dream. She lives today in eastern Washington. An avid animal lover, she currently shares her home with three golden retrievers, a black lab mix and a cat.