Adria Townsend teaches German at a university in Pennsylvania. She has spent four years studying and working in Germany and Austria. She is a freelance writer for The Albany Times Union and Adirondack Life Magazine. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, and The Charlotte Observer. She is a commentator for North Country Public Radio and has been interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio about her book, To Conquer the Heart of a King, and the wild west of electronic publishing. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Syracuse University’s journal Stone Canoe.
Adria Townsend also writes under the name J. S. Laurenz and blogs at The Dime Store Cowgrrl.
Forced to flee East Germany as a young girl, Ellie Meyer returns after the fall of the Berlin Wall to reclaim her home, only to discover her childhood friend Luther Beck has made a claim of his own. They enter into an uneasy agreement to share the house. Even as Ellie’s suspicions grow about Luther’s role in her troubled past, so too does an underlying attraction.