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The Money Lake
Inspired by a true event

An idyllic lake in a peaceful forest…with death just down the road.

A Debt Too Dear
A Novel of Action and Suspense

A casual summer hike under a blue sky…on a tourist’s dream of a Maine island…what could possibly go wrong?

To Touch the Earth Again
Inspired by a true and terrifying day in Appalachia

Possum Run, the unique coal town, deserves to exist— deserves to thrive—but fate has a different plan.

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Rowland Creitz

Rowland Creitz is a former Marine, primary grade teacher, and school consultant. He lived in seven states, in many towns, and overseas before settling down in Stow, Maine. His interest in coal mining communities was sparked by childhood camping in the southern Appalachian Mountains and a map of his father’s 1933 journey through the Clearfork Valley that straddles Tennessee and Kentucky.