Love Triangles, Endangered Sea Turtles. Trails in the Sand by @PCZick #saga

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Trails in the Sand

Florida Fiction

Written by P.C. Zick 

Genre: Poltical Saga

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Love Triangles, Endangered Sea Turtles, and BP's Oil Spill

When environmental writer Caroline Carlisle sets off to report on endangered sea turtles during the BP's oil spill, the last thing she expects is to uncover secrets - secrets that threaten to destroy her family, unless she can heal the hurts from a lifetime of lies. To make matters worse, Caroline's love for her late sister's husband, Simon, creates an uproar in a southern family already set on a collision course with its past.

From Caroline's sister: "My sister is nothing more than a common whore," Amy said when Simon told her he was leaving her. "You just have to face it and get over some childhood notion about her being your soul mate."

On BP's oil spill: "Two weeks after the Deepwater Horizon explosion, dead sea turtles began washing up on the beaches near Pass Christian, Mississippi. Beach walkers discovered the stranded animals on sand darkened by the blood seeping from the turtles' nostrils and underbelly."

Using BP oil spill timeline and facts as the backdrop, Trails in the Sand explores the fight to restore balance and peace, in nature and in a family, as both spiral toward disaster.

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Fans are saying

This story is unique, filled with a mixture of an amazing story line about a very complex family and it's survival through some very trying times.

It's also a learning experience about things so many of us don't take the time to think about after some of our natural disasters leave our internet/newspaper and televisions as the #1 topic of the day.

It leaves you thinking about what you can do to create change in our world and in our life. This author combines both in a phenomenal way.

A Big Thumbs UP!! Congratulations to wonderful storyteller!!

PC Zick artfully weaves a tapestry blending the 2010 tragic events of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the West Virginia coal mine explosion with a story of lost love recaptured and family secrets gradually revealed.

Ms. Zick worked as a public information specialist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission during the oil spill and she accurately captures the mood, urgency, and fear of those events with a wonderful Hiaasen-like sense of humor mixed in.

Intertwined is a tale of love and family, the vegetable garden, and the secrets that threaten to tear the family apart but ultimately makes them stronger.

It is a story that brings you in because just about everyone with a family can relate to it. This is a book you won't be able to put down. Buy it and enjoy the mastery of PC Zick!


Author Bio

P.C. Zick 

P.C. Zick began her writing career in 1998 as a journalist. She's won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction. She describes herself as a "storyteller" no matter the genre. 

She's published five works of fiction and two nonfiction books. Prior to 2010, she wrote under the name Patricia C. Behnke. 

She was born in Michigan and moved to Florida in 1980. Even though she now resides in Pennsylvania with her husband Robert, she finds the stories of Florida and its people and environment a rich base for her storytelling platform. Florida's quirky and abundant wildlife - both human and animal - supply her fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable. 

Her fiction contains the elements most dear to her heart, ranging from love to the environment. In her novels, she advances the cause for wildlife conservation and energy conservation. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion.