About the Book
Morning Light is a romance that begins in the year 1950, when Ian and Leah, two young children and neighbors in the west coast village of Belmullet, Ireland attend the grand wedding of Ian’s older sister. Their childhood romance matures into a lasting and passionate bond as they experience the festivals, teen apprenticeships and the native beauty of their coastal village. Ian learns the skills of a locksmith working in the village hardware store and Leah tends flowers with her mother in the florist section of the village market. Ian journeys off to America before his twentieth birthday, taking little money and vast ambition, energy and love for his sweetheart in Ireland. He finds a way to buy a small locksmith shop in Norwood, Bronx, to bring Leah to the New World and to start a hardware store business. Leah opens a florist shop in the building beside him. Like the Botanical Gardens nearby, their marriage is filled with seasonal change; children, work, the struggle to overcome tragedy and to nurture rich possibilities for everlasting color and beauty.
About the Author
Steven McCann is the author of novels, novellas, stories, plays and poems. He was born in 1948, graduated from Spring Valley High School in New York where he excelled in three sports. He enrolled at the University of Kansas, and later at NYU where he majored in English and received a BA. His work experience is varied; nightwatchman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, hotel detective at the Plaza, home renovator and shipping manager. In 2005 he was stricken with paraplegia and has been wheelchair bound since. He lives in New York City and remains passionate about Central Park, the Shakespeare festival, the Met Museum, Lincoln Center, the opera, and the people of New York.