DRIVING WITH POPPI: A PATREMOIR - TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 12th
Driving With Poppi is going to print January 12th, 2021. Naturally I wanted it to be the best it could be because it is about my father. I had first conceived of it in the early aughties and mentioned it to Shann Palmer who encouraged me to write it. It grew from the glimmer of an idea to manuscript, to critique and developmental edit by Nicole Miller at GrubStreet Writing Consultants, to interior and cover, and finally, publication.
My father had the wanderlust and moved our family every year and a half. We lived up and down the U.S. East Coast, in Sweden, and in England during the American Golden Age of Capitalism. The plot is woven around the places we lived. A common thread in the story is his driving, at times humorous, and sometimes scary. The truth is he is loved as much for his faults as for his accomplishments. My father had a mind like a steel trap, but his braininess also got him into trouble. He loved life - perhaps too much.
The book is a patremoir novelette available for pre-order at most independents and major chains through Ingram distribution channels.