Citizen is a rich, compelling novel that interweaves the lives of individuals with the major global conflict of the 20th century. The book tells the stories of three families that struggle through the captivity and inherent racism in the internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

The novel focuses on Will and Molly Whitman – based on the real life publishers Walt and Milly Woodward—a young couple who are new to publishing. They have recently purchased The Bainbridge Review, a weekly that serves the small island of Bainbridge Island, Washington. Shortly after they buy the newspaper the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor. Before three months pass, nearly 300 of their neighbors are rounded up and taken away to internment camps throughout the west. This is a human story of fear, courage and love. Set in a charming Northwest community and in the desert northeast of Los Angeles, the characters in Citizen live through issues that remain in today’s headlines.

Keeping Seattle Up

Keeping Seattle Up – Rex Cohm is a single parent, a psychotherapist and a man who has lost two important women in his life. Nearing mid-life he is offered, almost by accident, a radio talk show on sex.

We follow Rex through his losses, his relationship with his precocious teen daughter and his dialogues with his listeners.

Readers will be touched by his struggles, his small victories, the journey he takes with his child and the life lessons he has learned.

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Love in the Rain – a Keeping Seattle Up Novel

Love in the Rain – Set in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, this lively, stirring story follows a Seattle radio host, Rex, his ebullient lover Elaine and his precocious daughter Dorothy as they navigate close, complex relationships.

Together with two close friends, they explore the meaning of love, and sex, in their lives and discover how much they mean to each other. The callers to Rex’s show, “Keeping Seattle Up,” add their own stories of intense, intimate lives as they search for satisfaction and meaning. Love in the Rain will move you closer to the depth of your own loving experience with each chapter.

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