Sunday, March 15, 2020

my next book

I try to keep this blog free of most self promotion, but it is too exciting not to share: a small, but reputable, press is going to publish my next book! The Last Layer of the Ocean is a memoir of marriage and kayaking on Alaska's wild Southeast coast. Spoiler alert, I didn't navigate either of these things very well, but in the end learned a lot more about resilience and truth along the way. I'll share more details about publication when I know it.

Other than that, I've been social distancing, which is pretty easy in a small, rural community. Most events have been cancelled and things are closed, but life goes on as it must in a place where people are more focused on their livelihood than on social activities. I'm used to not seeing anyone when I go out on the trails and this week was no exception.

I went for a delicious run on a back road. The view was okay.



And a snowy hike in the mountains. It's still winter here.



And snuggled with the pets. Puffin doesn't believe in social distancing.




Everything is OK over here. I hope everyone is hanging in there. What is your favorite social distancing activity? What books are you reading? If you could self-isolate anywhere, where would it be?
Grand Canyon, of course! But if it was a luxury location, a small cabin on the Pacific Ocean would also be good.

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  1. Just finished Educated by Tara Westover. I don't usually read non-fiction, but this one was amazing.

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    1. That was a good one. Although I kept talking to her saying get out of there!

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  2. Typing the translation I made of a book by Louis l'Amour : the haunted mesa. I read last week, and loved, Digital Fortress (in english of course)by Dan Brown.
    Self-isolation ? The stone hut at Muir Pass. Or somewhere at sea, far from the any coast.
    shortcut

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    1. Hey Shortcut! I was wondering how the travel ban was affecting your CDT plans if any. Yes the Muir hut! I wish I didn't have to work. I'd hop on the pct.

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  3. I'm reading Know My Name by Chanel Miller. Difficult to get through due to difficult subject matter but otherwise well-written.

    Getting outside when possible here in a more bustling suburban area of Texas!

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    1. I'll have to check that one out. Stay safe!

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  4. Daisy Jones and The Six...sex, drugs, rock and roll. Fun read and loosely based on Fleetwood Mac. Needed something a bit light during these weird and crazy times. Would highly recommend Michelle Obama's Becoming.....an extraordinary read. p.s.....Joseph library is closing due to virus.

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    1. Yes, I need some light reading. I'm glad I got the app where I can get books electronically from the library. Self quarantine without books sounds horrifying.

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  5. Well done you on acceptance for your next book. I have a friend who writes children's books, so I know just how hard it is to be published. Like Christina, I am reading 'Becoming'. I've only just started. Her childhood was incredibly poor. Well worth reading.

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    1. I've been looking forward to reading it!

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