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J.L. Oakley Mist-chi-mas: A Novel of Captivity - Historical Fiction!

Signing/Readings

Local historian and celebrated writer, J.L. Oakley is back with her latest novel of the Pacific NW! Englishwoman Jeannie Naughton never intended to run away from life, but in 1860 a woman’s reputation is everything. A scandal not of her own making forces her to flee to occupied San Juan Island where she meets American Jonas Breed. Captured as a youth and held as a slave – a mist-chi-mas- by the Haida, he understands how things beyond one’s control can shape a life. Award-winning author J.L. Oakley writes historical fiction that spans the mid-19th century to WWII, with characters standing up for something in their own time and place. Her writing has been recognized with a 2013 Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award, the 2013 Chanticleer Grand Prize, the 2014 First Place Chaucer Award and the 2015 WILLA Silver Award. When not writing, she demonstrates 19th century folkways.