Set against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential election, Little House of Shrines explores women's issues, a pilot missing in action since 1972, and the mysterious death of a lecherous cad named Dub.
The story takes place in New Mexico, the land of my birth. In the forty-five years since I declared myself a writer, I've written about subjects that are near and dear to my heart. I promised myself a long time ago I wouldn't shy away from controversial subjects, even when they're uncomfortable.
Set in a small town in eastern New Mexico, where water and opportunity are as rare as a mermaid sighting, three sisters and two friends form a secret club and dream of the ocean. But betrayal and broken promises threaten to tear everyone apart, and friendships and family bonds are tested.
With three chapters down and many more to go, I have my work cut out for me. Since I already know how the book will end, I'll write toward that vision.