The Story

Everyone who has siblings has wished they were an only child.  But what if that secret wish came true… and it was kind of your fault?

Ina has always felt that everyone judges her unfairly.  She can’t possibly compete with her older sister Jienny in looks, charm, or ability, and not a day goes by when she is not reminded of it.  The day Jienny goes missing on a family trip to Ireland, Ina meets a strange young man, but it appears that even then no one will take her seriously.

Ina will need more than just a sense of remorse to go after the only possible witness to Jienny’s disappearance.  As he leads her into a place where folklore of the Emerald Isle still lives, Ina will need to find confidence to endure his company and the courage to trust that she is heading in the right direction.  Because whatever his true motives might be, he is her only hope to make her family whole again.




About the Artist

Chelsea Crutchley is a freelance narrative artist and a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.  Specializing in illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design, she received a Bachelor of Design in 2008.  Many of her stories are informed by her travels, but her home is in Alberta with her family and a dachshund named Bazinga.