This Jerkwater LIfe

Douglas doesn’t like to fish, which pretty much makes him a leper in his small Wisconsin hometown where talk of Northern Pike and fishing rights are a daily ritual. But after the death of his father, Douglas finds himself running the family’s auto repair shop. When racial tensions over Native American fishing rights start to escalate, Douglas sides with his Ojibwe neighbor, Shawna. Both powerful and deft, “This Jerkwater Life” is a beautiful, moving tale of redemption.

*Chosen as an Editor’s Pick in Amazon’s Kindle Singles store.


"It's serious and funny and quirky all rolled up into only twenty very enjoyable pages."

—J. Chambers, Amazon Top Ten Reviewer

"This is a writer that can impress with compressed pages as well as with full-fledged novels. But read it for yourself and see."

—Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100 Reviewer, Vine Voice