Then my father completed work on his doctorate degree, secured a new position, and moved our family to Oak Ridge, Tennessee – a small town nestled between the Smoky Mountain National Park and the Cumberland Mountains. My entire life changed.
No longer did my mother call my friend’s mother and arrange a two-hour play date. Instead, other neighborhood children lined up on our porch, many of them barefoot, asking if we could come out and play.
Shouts coming from our back yard signaled a new drama was unfolding, and Mom hastened to see what level of danger existed there, appalled to find our next door neighbor’s son chasing a six-foot-long black snake that his mother, a local science teacher, wanted for her classroom.
When school opened in the fall, I was encouraged to join the Brownies, but again, my parents hadn’t done their research, much to my joy.
Swimming in the TVA lakes, hiking mountain trails, and weekends filled with primitive camping were now included on my agenda. The next year our troop extended our reach and began working on fishing, boating, and canoeing badges as well.
I was over the moon as happiness filled me. If asked, when I was ten, I would’ve told you that I wanted to be a park ranger.
Fast forward. I now refer to myself as a tired older woman, but memories of these happy times, along with special moments spent at Coleman Lake in Georgia, historically noteworthy as a religious gathering spot for the Coleman Indians, now form the basis of my Luna Lake Cabins series of stories, novelettes, and novellas.
Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year is a collection of the first four offerings in the series, all of which are close to my heart. Luna Lake, the town of Luna Springs, and all the characters exist only in my head, but nonetheless, they accurately portray the magic that can be found in these environments when you mix in the power of love.
My hope is that my readers will enjoy Luna Lake Cabins as much as I enjoyed my experiences all those years ago and producing these special stories.
- Annie Acorn
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Where can you find love as you walk along a lake’s shore, mystery in the woods and hidden caves that surround you, and a warm welcome upon arrival? Within the carefully crafted novellas and novelettes gathered for your enjoyment in Luna Lake Cabins – The First Year by beloved, internationally read author Annie Acorn.
Hop into your car, travel north through Tennessee into the Cumberland Mountains, and you will find Luna Lake and the Cabins just west of Cove Lake. Checking in? You may be greeted with a plate of fresh-baked, chocolate chip cookies, and then prepare to laugh, cry, and be surprised as you experience first kisses, lifetime commitments, and second chances that fill you with joy.
Based upon Annie’s memories of time spent at Coleman Lake, Georgia, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Cumberland Mountains through which she hiked and camped as a girl, you will soon discover within these stories that everything is possible and anything can happen at Luna Lake Cabins, where the magic of love rules.
You won’t want to miss this one!
Love’s Third Chance
Christmas by Design
Annie is the mother of two sons. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area, where she has done extensive technical writing as a contractor.
She owned a tri-state medical outsourcing business for a number of years and was the Director of a behavioral healthcare firm. She once flipped a comic book and collectible retail company comprised of five stores, and she has managed cemeteries and funeral homes. She is the owner of Annie Acorn Publishing, LLC.
Ms. Acorn has published in The Inspirational Writer, and she edited an in-house publication for the State of Mississippi. She is a contributor of ezine articles.
In her spare time, Ms. Acorn enjoys reading, writing mysteries and romantic women’s fiction, listening to classical music, playing cards, and spending time with her family and friends – often at a restaurant serving delicious food.
Annie is the author of the blog at annieacorn.com. You can friend her on Facebook and tweet her at @Annie_Acorn. She will respond to your email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Websites: annieacorn.com and annieacornpublishing.com