Rock Bay is a fictional village nestled along the non-fictional Saint Lawrence River in Upstate NY. As the characters took shape, I knew I wanted them to populate this beautiful area that has become a major part of my life. The Thousand Islands Region is a source of creative and spiritual inspiration for me, but I also wanted a little more creative license, hence the birth of Rock Bay!
In Rock Bay
The Willow Tree Cafe
In the first book of the series, Lacey works at the Willow Tree. This European style cafe is named after the regal tree presiding over a small park next door. When the weather cooperates, some customers take their breakfast or lunch below the willow to enjoy the scenery. This setting is based on one of my favorite places in Clayton, NY.