Property of the State by Bill Cameron

Crossroad

For the second time in as many weeks, I cross the spine of Shatter Hill at midnight and spot fire at the crossroad below . . .

“This pulse-pounding tale begs to be read in one sitting.”

Publishers Weekly

From Crooked Lane Books.

Property of the State by Bill Cameron

Property of the State

At times, we may all dream of escape. For Joey Getchie, that moment comes when a trouble at school leads to a violent clash with his foster father. But on the run and in hiding, he learns how tough it can be to go it alone.
Property of the State by Bill Cameron

Crossroad

For the second time in as many weeks, I cross the spine of Shatter Hill at midnight and spot fire at the crossroad below . . .

“A richly drawn background contextualizes the mystery’s melancholy, with bursts of humor emerging like sun through clouds.”

Kirkus Reviews

From Crooked Lane Books.

Property of the State by Bill Cameron

Crossroad

For the second time in as many weeks, I cross the spine of Shatter Hill at midnight and spot fire at the crossroad below . . .

“Gripping and darkly comic…Packed with unusual and enthralling characters, and set in a wonderfully realized high desert milieu, Crossroad had me hooked from page one.”

—Owen Laukkanen, author of The Forgotten Girls and The Watcher in the Wall

From Crooked Lane Books.

Property of the State by Bill Cameron

Crossroad

For the second time in as many weeks, I cross the spine of Shatter Hill at midnight and spot fire at the crossroad below . . .

“Complex, compelling, intensely atmospheric, with masterful writing and gritty, unique characters.”

—Kari Lynn Dell, best-selling author

From Crooked Lane Books.

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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.

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Some of the information on these pages can only be inferred from Crossroad. Some appears in other tales in the Melisende Dulac series, including the short story "Hey Nineteen." Beyond that, there are additional works-in-progress, including one that's now out on submission, two novellas, and a follow-up novel. So there should be more of Melisende Dulac's story to come.

Revisions are when you get to get to move the darts onto the bullseye while no one is looking.