Sunday, November 13, 2016

Introducing Portsoy Woods

(The 90,000+ word book is actually in a 6x9 inch format)

                 I am pleased to announce the release of my third book, and first novel, Portsoy Woods. It is a novel which examines preparedness issues and a Virginia family.

 Portsoy Woods is the story of a young Northern Virginia intelligence analyst who convinces his wife that their young family and four small children, should relocate from the relative comforts of their suburban home to a large acreage tract in a very rural setting. This is a difficult decision for them to make  initially as it takes them from friends, family, and from good jobs with relatively negligible commutes. The decision to relocate is certainly, at first, counter-intuitive.

   They relocate and find that even within their own state a completely different rural culture, and to some degree different values exist in comparison to the suburban world they knew. Their journey and adaptation, new friends, and their learning is explored, as the economy and the culture of the country is in decline. They also ensure a continued deterioration of the United States, an economic collapse, some notable disasters including a national pandemic, personal losses and uncertainties. The family learns not only to provide help to family and friends, but when to graciously receive it themselves.

Although this book will probably attract those who are interested in preparedness, pre-emptive relocation and survivalism, this story of a family is about much more. Told from the perspective of the wife, a registered nurse, it also concerns the value of flexibility, resilience, hope, faith, loss and charity, for one's own family and for the community. It is a hopeful look at today's families and of rural life. Anyone who has ever tested the boundaries of their comfort zone in any venue will appreciate this book.

    For now, it can be purchased either on

 or at the following link

Ultimately, distribution will be worldwide.