Welcome to my website. I am an agented writer currently in pursuit of my first publishing contract.
The Ocean Between Lost and Found is an upmarket novel told from three points of view: Yuki, a Japanese woman, Steve, an American ex-convict, and Steve’s estranged daughter Heather. Each of their lives is transformed by an effort in Oregon to recover and return valuables lost during the tragic 2011 tsunami in Japan.
A number of items have already been found and returned to Japan on the west coasts of the United States and Canada. Some debris from the tragedy, including this seventy-foot dock that landed in Oregon in 2012, has posed thought-provoking environmental and cost concerns. I was fortunate enough to view the dock during my trip to Oregon’s beaches that year, part of my research for this project.
For more information on my experiences related to the one and a half million tons of debris still floating in the Pacific, please read my recent blog post on the subject. You can also find out more about Oregon’s real-world tsunami debris response project.
Please stay tuned to my blog for updates on my project.