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Music of Sacred Lakes by Laura K. Cowan Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Music of Sacred Lakes



Peter Sanskevicz doesn’t belong anywhere. He doesn’t want the sixth-generation family farm his great great-grandfather unwittingly stole from its Odawa owners, and can’t continue his jobs serving “fudgies,” tourists in Northern Michigan who seem more at home than he is. He can’t seem to take charge of things or do anything but make a mess. Then, Peter accidentally kills a girl.

Seeing his life is at risk, his friend takes him to his uncle, a pipe carrier of the Odawa tribe, who tells him he must live by the shores of Lake Michigan until the lake speaks to him. Peter lives and loves and rages by the shores of the great lake, haunted by its rich beauty, by strange images and sounds that begin to pursue him through his waking and sleeping hours, and by the spirit of the dead girl, who seems to be trying to help him. One day, he finally finds an inner silence. And then, he hears what the lake has to say to him. A story about reconnecting with the source of your life and your joy, Music of Sacred Lakes gives voice to the spirit of the land and lakes that gave birth to us all.

My Review:

Laura’s writing style is great. She’s an amazing writer. I’m very impressed with it. I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. The story is a very interesting one. We are introduced to Peter. He is going through some things. We go along as he tries to figure out who he is and what he wants out of life. He has to deal with some situations that haunts him. It’s a very good book. I highly recommend it to others. I look forward to reading more of Laura’s books

Author Bio

Laura K. Cowan, The Dreaming Novelist, writes imaginative stories that explore the connections between the spiritual and natural worlds. Her debut novel The Little Seer spent its launch week at #2 and #5 on the Kindle Bestseller List for free titles in Christian Suspense and Occult/Supernatural, and was hailed by reviewers and readers as “riveting,” “moving and lyrical.” Laura’s second novel, a redemptive ghost story titled Music of Sacred Lakes, and her first short story collection, The Thin Places: Supernatural Tales of the Unseen, received rave reviews. Her short stories also appear in a number of anthologies, including the charity anthology Shades of Fear, and the upcoming historical horror anthology Sins of the Past, the rather ridiculous soon-to-come PANTS! anthology, and the completely absurd upcoming Faery Tale Therapy anthology. 

Before writing fiction, Laura worked for years as an accomplished writer and editor in genres such as green tech, green parenting, and automotive media. She was the founder of popular green parenting blog 29 Diapers, author of Ecofrugal Baby: How To Save 70% Off Baby’s First Year, and still serves as Road Test Editor for Inhabitat, the web’s largest green design blog. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughter, who is already dictating her first stories to her to be published on construction paper. You can find her on Twitter (@laurakcowan) and Facebook (, or connect with her on her website

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#AtoZChallenge: Wendigo


This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂


Today’s creature is the Wendigo. The term was coined by the Algonquian people along the Atlantic coast and Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada. It is believed that the creature started out as a human and were changed when they started eating human flesh. It can be found in shows such as Supernatural, Haven, Grimm, and Charmed. In fiction, they can be found in Pet Sematary and The Orphanmaster.  Find out more about it here.


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