Sunday, April 10, 2016
NZ AUTHOR WINS GOLD IN THE 2016 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS
On May 3rd, US publisher, She Writes Press, publishes A DROP IN THE OCEAN, a first novel by well-known neuropsychologist and nonfiction writer, New Zealander Jenni Ogden.
In the novel, Anna Fergusson runs a lab researching Huntington’s disease at a prestigious Boston university. When her long-standing grant is pulled unexpectedly, Anna finally faces the truth: she’s 49, virtually friendless, single, and worse, her research has been sub-par for years. With no jobs readily available, Anna takes a leap and agrees to spend a year monitoring a remote campsite on Turtle Island in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. What could be better for an introvert with shattered self-esteem than a quiet year in paradise? As she settles in, Anna opens her heart for the first time in decades—to new challenges, to new friendships, even to a new love with Tom, the charming, younger turtle tagger she sometimes assists. But opening one’s heart leaves one vulnerable, and Anna comes to realize that love is as fragile as happiness, and that both are a choice.
“Reading A Drop in the Ocean was everything a reading experience should be, endearing and enduring, time spent with characters who seem to be people I already knew.”—Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times #1 best-selling author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Two If By Sea
“Jenni Ogden takes us on a sweeping journey, rich with unique characters and places, moving backward and forward in time, to reach the poignant and heartfelt lesson that love is about letting go.”—Ann Hood, New York Times best-selling author of The Knitting Circle and The Obituary Writer
Pre-order A DROP IN THE OCEAN now from your favourite bookshop.
Visit Jenni online at www.jenniogden.com and subscribe to her monthly e-newsletter http://www.jenniogden.com/newsletter.htm
She Writes Press
ISBN (13) 978-1-63152-026-6