About the Book

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

~Leanard Cohen


At twenty-eight years old, artist Michelle Shepherd teeters on the brink of agoraphobia. Only caretaking her elderly father and his Vietnam War buddies keeps her loosely connected to society. When a severed human foot washes up beneath her remote island cabin, it forces a cataclysmic reckoning with events of the past, shattering her life as she lives it, but opening her up to beauty and love.

I am just now beginning the process of finding a publisher for Wreckage. On this page, I plan to share the journey with you all, bumpy though it may be.

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Wreckage – Prologue

Wreckage – Prologue

When a foot washes up at her secluded beach studio, a reclusive young artist suspects her elderly father & is forced to a reckoning with their traumatic shared history. Broken open to a painful past, she is simultaneously broken open to beauty & connection.

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