About the Author
Mary Daheim started spinning
stories before she could spell. She has been a journalist, an editor, a public
relations consultant, and a freelance writer, but fiction was always her medium
of choice. In 1982 she launched a career that is now distinguished by sixty
novels. In 2000 she won the Literary Achievement Award from the Pacific
Northwest Writers Association. In October 2008 she was inducted into the
University of Washington’s Communication Alumni Hall of Fame. Daheim lives in
her hometown of Seattle and is a direct descendant of former residents of the
real Alpine, which existed as a logging town from 1910 to 1929, when it was
abandoned after the mill was closed. The Alpine/Emma Lord series has created
interest in the site, which was named a Washington State ghost town in July
2011. An organization called the Alpine Advocates has been formed to preserve
what remains of the town as a historic site.
About the Narrator
Cynthia Darlow’s unusual voice makes her devotion to the spoken arts a natural fit. As a narrator and veteran of Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theater, film, and television, her characterizations and facility with dialects are unforgettable. Her audiobook narrations have earned her seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre (TACT), whose mission it is to present concert performances of long-neglected, language-driven plays.