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J. M. Halis

A Bit About Me

Even as a young child I was always conjuring up stories and filling them with colorful characters.  My English teachers would ask me to read my short stories before the class, and my classmates would compliment me afterwards about how much they had enjoyed them.
As a professional storyteller, I’m adept at using my imaginative thinking and creative flair to bring my stories to life in engaging and entertaining ways.  I will always give my readers a "good read" that they will hopefully recommend to others, and I hope that my characters will stay with you long after you close the back cover of my books.

On the Desk
Vintage Bookstore
Aeriel View of New York
Cafe Window

Lost Light

March 19, 2016

This is my debut novel which is a paranormal romance that takes place on the Lake Erie Island of Put-in-Bay, OH.  It explores the lives and loves of three generations of an Irish family that live on the island in the South Bass Island lighthouse.  When Elyse Montgomery (the granddaughter of the former lighthouse keeper) inherits the lighthouse in her grandmother's will she takes a family leave from work in order to sell the property.   She soon discovers that she is sharing the lighthouse with an unearthly presence, but she is also trying to deal with a handsome chef who may or may not have ulterior motives of his own!  A great cast of secondary characters round out the book, and I am looking forward to readers' comments about the story line.  Please feel free to contribute your thoughts, and to place an order online for a copy of this atmospheric novel that will touch your heart.  

My best to you always! --J. M. Halis

On the Desk

"A writer looks for the extraordinary magic in the everyday."

Flannery O'Connor


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