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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 on them afterwards.  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 aspire to create characters that will stay with them long after they close the back cover of my novels.

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

 Lasting Light
    February 16, 2024

All of us remember our first love, but what if we had to share that person with another?  What if that other person was also a mirror image of ourselves and knew us better than anyone else?  The South Bass Island lighthouse on Put-in-Bay, OH, is "haunted" again in order to solve this new dilemma that will touch the lives of the LeClare family and friends while forging a firestorm of feelings that will ignite more than their hearts!


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 rounds out the storyline, and I am looking forward to readers' reactions to it.  Please feel free to contribute your thoughts and place an order online for a copy of this atmospheric novel that will touch your heart.  My best to you always!


On the Desk

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

Flannery O'Connor


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