Ellie Lancaster

The Curse Keepers Girl1Age: 23
Occupation: waitress, B&B innkeeper

Ellie is a free spirit, high energy, seemingly irresponsible girl. She starts lots of things and doesn’t finish them. She has a steady string of relationships that don’t go anywhere. She didn’t go to college, partially because of her agoraphobia of leaving Roanoke Island and her indecisiveness about what to do with her life. She’s lived in Manteo her entire life.

She works two jobs—waitressing at the New Moon Restaurant and helping at the Dare Inn, her father and step-mother’s bed and breakfast which has been in the family for over one hundred years. Most people think she wastes money, but she doesn’t get paid to work at the inn and every spare dime she earns goes to help with extra expenses at the inn along with her father’s medical care. Her father, John Lancaster, was head ranger at the Fort Raleigh National Park until he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s several years earlier.

Her father has told her since she was a baby that she is the direct descendant of Ananias Dare, a member of the first English group of men, women, and children to colonize the New World. The Lost Colony of Roanoke that disappeared without a trace between 1587 and 1590. Most experts are unsure where the group disappeared to, but John insists he knows the truth: The colony disappeared because of a curse, and Ellie is a Curse Keeper.

Ellie refuses to believe. Until all hell breaks loose.

 

Ellie's Apartment

Ellie’s Apartment

The New Moon Cafe

The New Moon Cafe

The Pioneer Theater

The Pioneer Theater

 

 

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