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Cassandra Neace

Staff Writer

Cassandra Neace is a high school English teacher in Houston. When she's not in the classroom, she reads books and writes about them. She prides herself on her ability to recommend a book for most any occasion. She can be found on Instagram @read_write_make

The Returned Jason Mott CoverIn this giveaway sponsored by The Returned by Jason Mott, we asked you to share images of the place to which you would most want to be Returned.

We received a lot of entries, and posted the top three entries so that you could vote on them over the last week.

Colleen’s photo of Lake Michigan received the most votes. In addition to the copy of the book that all the finalists receive, she’ll get a $50 gift card to the book retailer of her choice.

Thanks to all who participated and congratulations to all of the finalists!


Manistee Michigan. My family moved here when I was a little girl. My parents had purchased the Lakeshore Motel which sat right on the beach of Lake Michigan. The beach was my backyard and we could watch changing weather coming toward us from Wisconsin from our living room balcony. Some of my favorite memories include listening to the foghorn of the lighthouse on foggy mornings (still my favorite sound), watching lightning storms over the lake, the smell of the many bonfires we had on the beach and the taste of the toasted marshmallows. It reminds me of family, of Christmases staring out at the frozen shore and pier. It is home.

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