Working Title: Ferry to Cooperation Island
Status: publishing Spring 2020
Two ferry captains vying for the same job are forced to work together—and they might just fall in love.
The morning after James Malloy is fired, Brenton Island’s thirty-six residents gather at the harborside coffee shop to speculate about whether their link to the Rhode Island mainland can even run without him. When the ferry does come in, captained by a female southerner, James storms off to the island’s rocky bluffs in search of solitude and an open horizon. Instead he stumbles onto yet another insult: a swath of trees ribboned for removal, all so his former boss can build a private golf resort. The only way James can protect the island’s last undeveloped land is to organize a community sit-in, which means accepting help from Captain Courtney Farris—and that will require learning to trust a woman from “ashore.”
The story explores open space, closed-mindedness, and the ripple of change one fresh personality can make in a tight-knit community. Stay tuned for pre-order information.