I never owned a Mustang but I LOVE them – so much so that it inspired my first novel: Summer in a Red Mustang with Cookies. It’s a hilarious and poignant look back to the summer of 1969 in a small northwestern Ontario town. A coming of age novel, narrated 25 years after the unbearable hot summer that changed the lives of three families forever. Lifelong friends Jo and Harold meet up with the charismatic American Beth Luoto, the new girl on the block. The trio become fast friends in a fast car, as Beth takes Jo and Harold on the joyride of their lives – an adventure that is at once exhilarating and terrifying.