I chose Cannon Beach as the setting for NINTH NIGHT because its always been a favorite place to visit and camp near growing up. I distinctly remember eating chowder and razor clams at the Driftwood Restaurant and Lounge with my family. Yummy!
My love for the undersea world began at my grandfather’s house. Grandpa Jo is an avid reader. My favorite book in his den was an undersea book fill with pictures of dolphins, sharks, and other sea creatures. I’d flip through its pages when we’d visit my grandparents. That book sparked my interest in all things under the sea.
While this is a departure from what I typically write, the reason is my wife, Ingrid. I wanted to create a story she would enjoy: a love story for my love. I hope you enjoy it too!
NINTH NIGHT is available now!
If anyone needs a break from this summer heatwave, follow Boyd and his older sister Maggie as they enter their grandfather’s secret underwater city. Read UNDER!