The Light Never Lies – A Guest Post from Francis Guenette

Yet another stop on the blog tour. This guest post focuses on how architecture, gardens and local setting played an integral role in the writing of Disappearing in Plain Sight and the Light Never Lies.


I am so pleased to welcome a guest in this post.  Francis Guenette is a Canadian writer, the author of two books, ‘Disappearing in Plain Sight’ ( FriesenPress, 2013) and ‘The Light Never Lies’ (Huckleberry Haven Publishing, 2014).  When I read ‘Disappearing in Plain Sight’, I was drawn to the setting – Crater Lake, the cabins and the garden.  In this post, Frances writes about the setting, its origins and how the setting influences the story.  Welcome Frances! And thank you so much for your Crater Lake Series of books!


The Light Never Lies - 3-D bookcoverTo begin – a synopsis of The Light Never Lies:

As circumstances spiral out of control, Lisa-Marie is desperate to return to Crater Lake. The young girl’s resolve is strengthened when she learns that Justin Roberts is headed there for a summer job at the local sawmill. Her sudden appearance causes turmoil. The mere sight of Lisa-Marie upsets the relationship…

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2 comments on “The Light Never Lies – A Guest Post from Francis Guenette

  1. Gwen Stephens says:

    I loved this post, Fran. Since you’ve always been generous with sharing photos of your homestead, I naturally pictured this in my mind when I read Disappearing in Plain Sight. The novel I’m working on rebuilding takes place in the city of Chicago and a fictional suburb, which is a composite of a few different communities. I have a scene that takes place in a real tourist attraction, but many of the other settings are made up. It’s one of the greatest joys of writing, creating this landscape that’s based in reality, but completely imaginary.

  2. I’ve been travelling away from home for about two weeks now and won’t be home for another two, so the photos in this post made me homesick for the old homestead and garden 🙂 I love the way you put this, Gwen – based in reality but completely imaginary. It seems like such a dichotomy, but for those of us who have done it – well, it just gets easier and easier to spin off from this place.

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