One day when I was a little girl, I came home from a brownie meeting and excitedly told my parents all about the witch of Hell Hollow. They continued eating, telling me that she was my aunt while I looked at them in shock.
When I went to high school, I would hear classmates talk of urinating on and desecrating her grave.
This always made me upset, and I hope that by writing a novel about Maud
and her family, I have humanized them and made people have more compassion towards them.
And to leave her grave alone.
Mercy of Hell Hollow brings you back to the 1880’s, where an older sea captain decides to give up sailing and marry a young girl. They work together creating a farm and a family, while Mercy starts a journal detailing her life recording
happy times and some truly sad events as well.
Mercy of Hell Hollow is a historic novel woven with world events as well as local history while showing that love, friendship, and sorrow are the same today as they were 100 years ago.
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This is a photo of my great great grandmother Mercy with Gilbert, her husband. The photo, which is over 100 years old hangs in my kitchen.