by Charles de Lint
I read this for the Canadian Challenge and because I've really enjoyed the 3 or 4 books I've read by deLint. I wish I could say I enjoyed this one, but I didn't.
A young artist returns to her cabin in the deep woods of Canada to concentrate on her illustrations. But somehow, strange and beautiful creatures are slipping into her drawings and sketches. The world of Faerie is reaching out to her for help—and she may be its last chance for survival. --from the book cover
I did get a sense of the wooded area near Ottawa and, surprisingly, a good feel for the dry desert of Arizona when the main character visits friends to get away from her 'haunted woods' for awhile. I hoping that some day I get to see those giant saguaros that she described.