I’m so grateful for all the interest in A Cradle in the Waves. Above, see a brief summary and a wonderful review from a local naturalist and author.
Release party at Village Books in Bellingham on Saturday July 9th at 4 p.m.
I’ll also be at the Edmonds Saturday Market on Saturday July 16th pretty much all day.
I’d love meet you, answer questions about the book and its background, and sign a book for you.
Ordering is now available through SwiftSong Press.
Who Might Enjoy this Book?
I hope you will love the story of A Cradle in the Waves. Readers of about 10 years (or 5th grade) on up who like history have loved reading this book. The story is set in a finely drawn world of conflict, beauty, danger and mystery, but is also an adventure, a love-triangle, the unfolding of a friendship forged in the midst of social and racial conflict.
The Cool Stuff at the Back
To help the reader sort through who’s real and who isn’t, I’ve included newspaper clippings, photos, journals and letters from some of the most famous people and events of the time.
The S’Klallam tribe has lived in this area for thousands of years and their tribal historian and story-teller kindly worked with me to bring unique details to the book; as well as an interview with a direct descendent of Chief Chetzemoka.
If you’re not a history lover or a child, I hope you will still take a look. So much can happen in a summer, between two people from different backgrounds, between two friends, between the covers of a book!
I’ll be posting regularly with images and historical information, and a map of a tour you can take to visit all the sites on a day trip to Port Gamble, Port Townsend, and Whidbey Island.