That was last week and the disaster is far from over. Aside from first responders, no one has yet been allowed to return. It will be weeks. Entire neighbourhoods are gone and basic infrastructure like water and electricity must be restored.
The town serves the oil sands in Northern Alberta, which employs people from across Canada, so some people had family to go to in other parts of the country. Thousands, however, are stuck in emergency shelters with only those few possessions they were able to grab in the twenty minutes they had before making a harrowing escape. (See footage here.)
I desperately wanted to help and, as luck would have it, I happen to have a firefighter book in the works. Scorch comes out June 14th and it seems apropos to donate my author proceeds from pre-orders to the Red Cross Alberta Fire Appeal.
I hope you'll help by pre-ordering Scorch. The blurb and links are below. You can read the first two chapters in my last newsletter here.
I hope you'll help.
Jacqui Edwards is back in Glacier Creek to wrap up loose ends after the death of her husband, Russ, captain of a group of daring, talented smokejumpers. She wants to stay and reboot her life, but faces an uphill battle shedding the role of the captain’s fragile, grieving widow.
After growing up in foster care, Vin Kingston finally found a family when he joined the smokejumpers. Then, six months ago, his best friend and captain died in a freak jump accident right before his eyes. Vin is consumed with guilt and determined to watch over Russ’ widow. No easy task when the vibrant, beautiful Jacqui is busting out of her shell and challenging Vin’s vow to keep her off limits.
Canadian Dani Collins is a USA Today Bestselling author of over two dozen romances for Harlequin Presents, Tule's Montana Born, and herself.
She lives in rural British Columbia with her high school sweetheart and is trying to adjust to becoming an empty nester.
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