Glenn Erick Miller grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York State. He earned his MA in Creative Writing from Binghamton University and has worked as a community program director, youth counselor, and college professor. He is the award-winning author of "Camper Girl," a young adult novel, and "Red's First Snow," a picture book. His writing has also appeared in a number of literary magazines. Glenn lives in Florida with his wife and two children. Visit him online at www.glennerickmiller.com
While her friends head off to college, Shannon Burke is stuck with a dead-end job and the responsibility of saving her mother’s business.
The only bright spot is her upcoming birthday and a visit from her eccentric Aunt Rebecca. But before Shannon can blow out her candles, she receives devastating news: Rebecca is dead.
When she learns that her aunt has gifted her a beat-up camper, Shannon decides to sell it for cold, hard cash. Then she loses her job and finds a mysterious map in the glove box, and in a moment of desperation, she jumps behind the wheel and hits the road.
Following Rebecca’s maps, Shannon journeys deep into New York’s Adirondack Mountains where she faces her greatest fears and navigates a new reality that is as unpredictable as the wilderness itself.
During her scavenger hunt of self-discovery, Shannon experiences the healing power of nature, uncovers a stunning family secret, and comes to realize that a person’s path through life is never clearly marked.