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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

The Legend of North Dakota by Laura Hunsaker

 Hello and good evening to you all. My name is Laura Hunsaker and someone asked me in my day job what made me decide to become a writer? Well, I don't know as I ever decided anything. It's just always been there, behind me, tapping on my shoulder. I've written stories since day one, I think. I have vague memories of scribbling in a journal with my mom when I was about 4 years old. It had strawberries on it and I truly wish I'd kept it. In my head I wrote a story. On the page, I wrote the scribbles of a preschooler.

But one thing really stands out. One moment, where I was a writer that day. And that day, my best friend and I wrote a horror story called The Legend of North Dakota.

In elementary school, I wanted the latest Where's Waldo book. Apparently so did another girl. She and I fought over the book and the librarian made us share it. That is the day I met my best friend. And 30 years later, we still could pick up the phone and chat with each other as if no time has past, no matter we live in different states.

One thing we loved, other than Where's Waldo, was Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. So we wrote our own. We of course made it the scariest any elementary school kid could; it began on Halloween. Our scary story was amazing. It had a headless ghost, kids trick or treating, and of course, a legend. We titled it The Legend of North Dakota. And to this day I'm so bummed I don't have it anymore. 

Now, I don't necessarily write scary stories, at least not about headless ghosts. I write about women stalked by serial killers, men who travel through time, unlikely know, after reading this list, maybe I should add a headless ghost into the mix here and there?

If you're interested in Highlanders, vampires, Highlander vampires, or even FBI heroes who protect their heroines, check out my backlist here: Laura Hunsaker's Book Page 

And in preparation for the next book in my Fatal Instincts series, start with book one, Dark Past.

The small town was supposed to be safe...

Kate Landry is tired of running. Thinking she's safe, she settles in the small logging town of Chester, California to manage a cafe. She may be keeping a low profile, but she's hoping to return to a normal life.
When FBI agent Kyle Donovan visits to Chester to stay with a friend, and to recover from his latest case, he never expects to meet sexy barista Kate.

But someone is following Kate...

Kyle worries he brought trouble to her door, while Kate worries her dark past is coming after her.
With danger lurking around every corner, her safe haven isn't as safe as she'd thought. Kate will finally have to trust someone enough to tell him her secrets. Secrets that may just get them killed...


  1. The Legend of North Dakota - that title alone deserves publication!

    1. LOL Thanks ;) I can still see the artwork another friend of ours drew for us, if I close my eyes.

  2. I love your Dark Past. Keep them coming!

  3. You should totally add headless ghosts! :)

  4. You mention a story with a great title and you don't have it? No fair! *LOL*


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