May 18

I’m happy to welcome author Anneli Purchase to my blog today. Not only does she have a beautiful new cover for her book, The Wind Weeps, but here she shares a bit about what inspired this Canadian tale of love…

Anneli Purchase

Living on the west coast of Canada, it makes sense to have a boat. My husband has a troller for commercial fishing of salmon. I’ve gone along with him sometimes in the early years, until I decided that no matter how beautiful it is on the ocean, nothing can override seasickness. So I stayed home to write instead.

I wanted to tell a story where fishing plays an important role, and yet is not the main theme. I wanted a “people story” and so I invented Andrea, a young woman who would fall in love with a fisherman (two fishermen, actually) and who, having made a bad choice, would then find herself in a situation so bizarre she would never have believed it could happen to her.

And yet it has happened to some women in real life.

Follow Andrea’s joys, hopes, and terrifying times, while you experience an adventure with a truly west coast flavor.

The Wind Weeps

You can find Anneli’s novels on and in paperback and Kindle. For other formats or paperback, go to


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