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Authors: Kathryn Meyer Griffith

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He missed George. Nobody to gobble down donuts and coffee with at the ranger station in the mornings anymore or to gossip with over the newspaper at the lodge. No more strange Indian stories. No more venison left at his back door. He thought of George as his eyes traveled the land around the rim. George had loved to come up here, too, to stare at the sparkling water below, to weave stories and recount memories.

Sometimes on the brink of twilight, Henry would trek up here and look down at Wizard Island or the Phantom Ship and he’d swear he could see the Deep Rover glimmering just under the water line as it glided past the islands. He liked to believe Lassen was down there exploring the lake’s floor and the caves…forever.

He focused his eyes on the woods behind him. And if he tried real hard he fancied he could almost see his Indian friend, along with Greer, standing in the trees’ shadows, waving and smiling at him. Laughing. They weren’t resentful they were dead and he wasn’t. They were happy he’d made it through alive. That he was with Ann and his family.

For Henry, they’d always be there now, in the park, along with the others who’d died. And with him, their friend.

They were leaving now, fading back into the trees.
Goodbye George. Farewell Dylan

The Deep Rover slipped beneath the water again.
See you later, Lassen.

Glancing down at his watch, Henry knew he should be going, too. It was time for his budget meeting. Time to start planning the new ranger headquarters. Then check on the scientists at the dig. Life went on.

He stood up, brushing the dirt and grass from his uniform pants and repositioning his hat, and with one last longing look at the serene water and a final smile for the ghosts, he turned and walked down the path towards the lodge. It was time to return to the world.

It was time to go back to work.


Kathryn Meyer Griffith

Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had fourteen (nine romantic horror, one historical romance, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel and two murder mysteries) previous novels and eight short stories published
from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press

I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-five years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have three quirky cats, ghost cat Sasha; live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too); the four of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die.

Novels and short stories from Kathryn Meyer Griffith
: All available at

Evil Stalks the Night
(Leisure, 1984; Damnation Books, 2012

The Heart of the Rose
(Leisure, 1985; Eternal Press Author’s Revised Edition 2010)

Blood Forge
(Leisure, 1989; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2012)

Vampire Blood
(Zebra, 1991; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)

The Last Vampire
(Zebra, 1992; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition 2010)

You Tube Book Trailer:

(Zebra, 1993; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition out 2011)

Damnation Books Buy Link

The Nameless One
(short story in 1993 Zebra Anthology
Dark Seductions
; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)

Always & Forever
(Erotic romance Novella, Whispers, 2011)

The Calling
(Zebra, 1994; Damnation Books Author’s Revised Edition, 2011)

Scraps of Paper
(Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2003) Soon to be a Kindle ebook:

All Things Slip Away
(Avalon Books Murder Mystery, 2006) Soon to be a Kindle ebook:

Egyptian Heart
(The Wild Rose Press, 2007; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)
My self-made

You Tube Book Trailer:

Winter’s Journey
(The Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)

You Tube Book Trailer address:

The Ice Bridge
(Wild Rose Press, 2008; Author’s Revised Edition, Eternal Press 2011)

You Tube Book Trailer:

Don’t Look Back, Agnes
novella & bonus short story:
In This House
(2008; ghostly romantic short story; Eternal Press 2012)

You Tube Book Trailer:

Before the End Series:
A Time of Demons
(Damnation Books 2010)
You Tube self-made Book trailer with original song

The Woman in Crimson
(Damnation Books 2010)

You Tube Book Trailer Link:

The Complete Guide to Writing Paranormal Fiction
Volume 1
(I did the Introduction; Volume 2 coming in 2013)

My Websites:

to see all my book trailers with original music by my singer/songwriter brother JS Meyer



E-mail me at
[email protected]
I love to hear from my readers. ***

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