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.
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 for a copy of this particular novel. My best to you always!--J. M. Halis
"A writer looks for the extraordinary magic in the everyday."
Lost Light retails at $14.99 per copy, and may be purchased on the Lake Erie island of Put-In-Bay, Ohio at the following gift shops: The Butterfly House at Put-in-Bay; The Carriage House; Country House; and Dockside Gifts (by the Lime Kiln dock).
You may also contact me directly at in order to purchase it, but please note that shipping costs will be applied to the total cost. Please feel free to ask me a question below, and I will gladly respond to your inquiry. Happy reading!