The World of Melisende Dulac
Crossroad takes place in Barlow County, Oregon. Though fictional, the county is inspired by the landscape and history of central Oregon, even down to taking its name from Sam Barlow, an Oregon Trail pioneer.
Some of the information on these pages can only be inferred from Crossroad. Some appears in the short story "Hey Nineteen," which takes place about six months before the events of Crossroad. Beyond that, there are additional works-in-progress, including two novellas and a short story which will appear at a future date still to be determined.
Before the pandemic began, I had a number of bookstore and library events scheduled that were subsequently cancelled. No worries there, of course. Health and safety comes first.
But in anticipation of those events (particularly those venues that couldn’t sell books directly) I bought a bunch of copies of Crossroad. Since those public appearances won’t be happening, I’ve decided to make the books available for sale through Etsy.
If you’re interested in a personalized copy and don’t have access to stores that currently stock them, head on over to Etsy and place your order. Shipping is free in the U.S. if you’re comfortable with slow boat Media Mail.
But, of course, please check with local stores which may have signed copies (so long as you don’t want a personal inscription). I signed copies at the following stores:
- Third Place Books, Ravenna, Seattle, WA
- Two Rivers Bookstore, Portland, OR
- Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
- Vintage Books, Vancouver, WA
- University Book Store, Seattle, WA
- Barnes and Noble, Eugene, OR
Signed and Personalized Copies Available
A limited number of hardcopy books are available directly from the author—copies intended for events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Each copy can be inscribed and personalized, if desired.
Price: $26.99, with free shipping in the U.S. by Media Mail. Place your order at Etsy.
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