I Know an Old Lady – A Coming of Age Novel

I Know an Old Lady
340 Pages
Misty Lake Press
ISBN 978-1734800807

It’s the summer of 1972, and Kansas wheat fields are baking under the relentless sun. Teenagers are celebrating the first taste of freedom as they line their pockets with newly printed driver’s licenses and long-awaited paychecks. Days off are spent at the town’s only lake, nights under the yellow lights of the drive-in restaurant.

But Billy Tupper’s life is a far cry from that of other teenagers. One mistake too many lands him in front of a judge who sentences him to a summer working for Old Lady Baxter, the victim of his latest carelessness…and the rumored child killer of Munroe, Kansas. As Billy sweats his way through endless months of mowing her lawn, weeding her garden, and painting her house, he also searches for the evidence to prove she’s guilty, but what he finds, and what he learns about himself, will change his life forever.

I Know an Old Lady is a touching coming-of-age story of loss and redemption, of understanding and compassion, and of a family torn apart and slowly put back together.

I Know an Old Lady is Billy Tupper’s story.

Margaret Standafer

About Margaret Standafer (Twin Cities, Minnesota Author)

Margaret Standafer

Margaret Standafer is the author of four clean, romantic suspense novels in the Misty Lake Series.

Margaret was born, raised, and still resides in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After years spent in perpetual motion juggling a family and a career and loving every minute of it, she found herself with time on her hands after her youngest left for college. Finally heeding her husband’s subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) hints, she grabbed the laptop and started putting some of the stories that had been alive and well—but relegated to a small spot in the recesses of her mind—down on paper. The outcome of that endeavor was her first published novel, Misty Lake. 

With the support of her amazing and understanding husband as well as her amazing and somewhat understanding kids, and in spite of the lack of support from her ever-demanding Golden Retriever, Margaret has completed three more books in the series, The Inn at Misty Lake, Misty Lake in Focus, and Anchored in Misty Lake. She is currently hard at work on the next installment of the series, Sunset over Misty Lake.

It is Margaret's sincere hope that you enjoy her writing.