Colorado Author Writes a Magical Killer Whale Tale

ESTES PARK, Colo. - Aug. 5, 2022 - PRLog -- Colorado author Crissi McDonald released her first fiction novel, "North to Home," earlier this year. Exploring the intersections of where humanity meets nature, this top-rated book has readers enthralled.

When Nolee Burnett moves from Texas to the San Juan Islands, her life changes. So does her reality.

Set in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, the story follows Nolee Burnett when she moves from her native west Texas home to a secluded bay on a small island. The waters of mystery about her neighbor Keet Noland deepen as they fall in love.

Middle-aged Nolee Burnett likes her solitary life by the sea just fine. Divorced after her husband falls in love with someone else, she shakes off the baggage of twenty years of a bad marriage to recreate her life on an island in the San Juan's of Washington state. An adventurer at heart, she is soon interested in Keet Noland, her neighbor and the owner of a whale watching company. A giant killer whale who frequents the waters by her cabin also catches her interest, and soon these three lives are so closely intertwined that it changes them the closer they get to one other.

Reviewers say, "If you can appreciate a sweet tale of romance that isn't afraid of plunging into mystical waters, North to Home is the read you've been waiting for."

"I shirked all my adult responsibilities because I couldn't put this book down!"

"Weaving together grounded and relatable characters with a magical twist, Crissi
McDonald has made a big splash with her first foray into the world of fiction."

Crissi McDonald, the author of two popular non-fiction books about the human/equine bond, has sold thousands of copies and has numerous five-star reviews. A writer since childhood, North to Home is Crissi's first published work of fiction. For more information, please visit

Rated 4.8/5 on Amazon, North to Home is available now on Barnes & Noble,, and more of your favorite book retailers.

Paperback and eBook editions are available, $17.99, and $5.99.

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