Literature

Santa Fe writer visits Page 1 Books

Laura Davis Hays, accounting consultant and writer, will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, June 5, to talk about and sign her latest paranormal romance novel, Incarnation.

The book is described as such: "Kelsey Depuis, Santa Fe scientist, and Iriel, betrothed on Atlantis to a man she cannot love?two young women bound by a single soul. In Kelsey’s everyday world, three men shape her life: Myron Crouch, the boss of BioVenture Enterprises; Harrison Stillman, a brilliant colleague of hers there; and Stan Dresser, who twists her feelings with his kisses and lies. But gradually, growingly, Iriel is shaping her life too. Through dreams and visions, she draws Kelsey into the ancient realm where refusal to marry Gewil has driven her to daring flight with fantastic creatures across a strange and terrible land. As Kelsey joins other BioVenture researchers testing a new organism on a remote Caribbean island, turmoil and violence darken her fate, and Iriel’s presence grows stronger. Worlds shift and merge, danger grows. Past and present, vengeance and love swirl together as the seas rise up, the seas that once swallowed Atlantis. Tested in life-or-death struggle, Kelsey must face an ordeal she can survive only through great courage and deep karmic understanding."

Hays is a California native, the only child of a theoretical physicist and a librarian. Her prize-winning body of work includes a forthcoming fantasy series, "The Atlantis Material," and a collection of linked stories set in Denmark, her ancestral homeland, in the early 20th century. Hays is also an accounting consultant, a performing pianist, a composer and a skier. She and her husband live in Santa Fe with their two cats.