I’ve written here before about the successful and fascinating memoir by Janna Cawrse Esarey, The Motion of the Ocean: 1 Small Boat, 2 Average Lovers, and a Women’s Search for the Meaning of Wife.
Not only is Janna’s memoir a fascinating story of one very unusual honeymoon sailboat journey from Seattle to Hong Kong, it also delves further than any story I’ve read into the ups and downs of the modern newlywed relationship.
My book club was ecstatic to Skype with her when we read and discussed her book last year. Janna is a generous person, supportive of fellow writers, and her writing style is so comfortable that when you’re done reading, you feel like you’ve known her since high school.
I was also honored to moderate Janna’s informative workshop at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference this summer, Finding Your Thread in Memoir.
I’m writing about her again today because Janna recently agreed to write a blurb for my memoir. [A blurb is a quote from a well-known author that can appear on the book jacket or on a page of “advanced praise”] Writers are busy people (like everyone else) so it’s very kind of her to accept.
If you haven’t yet read The Motion of the Ocean, do check it out, and please “like” her Facebook Page while you’re at it.