Hi there, it’s Caitlyn Montgomery. Joan asked me to write a bit about myself, since she asked me to help her out with the Queensbay Gazette. It’s very nice of her to ask, because there was a time when we didn’t really see eye to eye. I wasn’t always the cool, calm and presentable professional you see today.
Ha – I had my wild side and I think half the town of Queensbay was expecting me to come to a bad end. I proved them wrong, not because I felt I had to get even, it’s just that somewhere along the way I got over my anger – or most of it.
And I found a way to channel my energy. The first was cards – the playing kind. My grandfather Lucas taught me how to play poker. At first it was for pretzels and peanuts, then it was for real money.
Soon I was playing against his friends. Wasn’t long before they stopped wanting to play me. But no matter. I took my money and parlayed into a small investment with Mikey DiGiovanni….he needed a car to start delivering pizzas, and I needed a way to make money. It worked perfectly, and well before I knew it, things kept growing.
It’s not that I have a Midas touch – or that all I care about is money – it’s just that I seem to have a knack for making it. Anyway, I’ve decided to embrace it. Most of the time you’ll find me working or playing. It all seems to bleed into one. I work in finance and I’m always looking for the next investment or the next client I can help.
I grew up in Queensbay – my family’s been here since almost the beginning. One of my great-great grandfather’s was a ship captain and merchant he built his house up high on a bluff overlooking Queensbay Harbor, where he could keep watch over the water and his fortune.
The house is still there, strong and proud, standing strong through storms, happiness and sadness. It’s changed over time of course, but still it endures. That’s how I like to think about it.
I have a weak spot for chocolate, designer shoes and a killer dress. And spreadsheets. But you probably want to know why I’m back in Queensbay – after all I left for college, vowing never to come back.
Since what happened in London, I felt I needed to come home more than ever. And even though I left Queensbay a long time ago, it never stopped being that to me – Home – the place where all is forgiven, maybe where you can start over. Plus there are things I need to know about that night my grandfather died. For a long time I told myself it didn’t matter, but now I’m determined to find the truth. I just hope my old boyfriend Noah Randall doesn’t decide to make an appearance. Things did not end well for us.
Read more of Caitlyn’s story here: http://www.amazon.com/Rough-Harbor-A-Queensbay-Novel-ebook/dp/B009HIP4RA/r