G.L. Blackhouse is an international author, teacher, and life coach. Her award-winning book Butterfly Secrets gained popularity and inspired Butterfly Dreams—the second book of the series.
Being raised in the South, G.L. experienced the close-knit bond of family. Her writing aspires to explore the depths of human and spiritual connection and embraces the power within each of us to heal. She shares her own experience with grief and healing through her published work in the well-known Elephant Journal. She has appeared on many podcasts with her most recent recognition appearing in Kentucky Monthly magazine. She has spent her career working in the field of mental health and substance abuse prevention. She has witnessed firsthand the impact of addiction and abuse and how the duality of the family can challenge us and bring us more strength than we ever thought possible.
When at home, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and many pets.
Just when Amelia Smith has settled in with her husband Jackson and beloved daughter Jordy and thinks she has made peace with her past, her life is thrown in an uproar from an unexplained death. Local boy Harley Puckett, Jr. dies in a suspicious death and leaves the town searching for answers.
Judge Preston Collins, the cousin of the former Judge Collins, points the blame at a beloved small-town pastor. But then, unknowingly, Jackson finds himself pulled in to represent an accused killer dividing a once sleepy town and leaving Amelia not knowing who she can trust.
When Amelia’s dreams lead her to an unexpected ally, she must use her gifts to help find justice for the boy but to save someone she never thought she could lose.
Unexpectedly, Amelia finds herself in the middle of a sinister plot of revenge, power, and greed.
She must once again rely on the help of her deceased sister and Grandma May while also discovering some unforeseen revelations about her mother as the clock ticks to save someone dear to hear from danger.
Will Amelia’s gifts be enough this time? Or will the startling tragedy send Amelia plummeting down a supernatural rabbit hole that she can not escape?
Amelia desperately searches for answers with unlikely liaisons that may cause her more harm than good as she risks her life on her dangerous quest.
Amelia Smith, is a twenty- five- year old work-a-holic harboring a dark secret from her violent past.
Surrounded by chaos and family dysfunction, she loses her only stability at age ten following the death of her beloved grandmother.
At age twelve, Amelia’s younger sister Jordy dies in a freak accident that changes Amelia’s life forever. Unable to protect her sister, Amelia becomes consumed with grief and guilt and vows to never love anyone again.
At age seventeen, Amelia decides to bury her past and her own dark secret and flee to the city to begin a new life.
In the city, she establishes a successful career in an effort to forget her past, but the past won’t be so easily forgotten. Amelia becomes a caffeine addicted insomniac in an attempt to shut out the intrusive visions and prophetic dreams that haunt her sleep.
After receiving the news of her estranged mother’s unexplained death, she is forced to leave the distraction of the city and revisit her past.
Once there, she finds herself in a legal battle to save the very home that caused her so much pain.
Unexpectedly, through this battle she is reunited with a childhood friend,Jay Roderick. Together, she and Jay face Roy, the man she had ran away from. Roy, Amelia’s stepfather, is a dangerous drug- dealing, suspected murderer dead set on getting the family home even if it means killing Amelia to do it.
Scarred by her past, Amelia puts up walls to protect her heart, but an undeniable soul connection to Jay not only breaks down her walls, but shatters them, forcing her to violate her vow to never love again.
Through her journey Amelia embraces her grandmother’s most valuable lesson,
“Sometimes you have to break a heart to heal it.”