Released: August 18, 2015
Published by: Jeny Heckman
Cover Design: Steven Novak
What you see isn’t necessarily what you get.
At sixteen, Mack Carter lived life on the edge in the projects of Seattle. Abandoned by his father at a young age, he returns home to find his mother has done the same, taking all their possessions with her. In order to survive, he must grow up even more quickly and sets off for Dutch Harbor, Alaska and the lure of an honest life. There he meets Nels Pearson, ten years his senior, and is given the chance to prove himself. They begin a fifteen-year-long friendship that will give roots to the younger man and salvation to the elder.
Faith Pearson has known and suffered horrific losses in her lifetime. Being a woman on a crab boat, in the middle of the Bering Sea, she is considered to be extremely bad luck. She must overcome great obstacles to prove herself both physically and emotionally. Effectively building walls and rules to block out emotional ties and distractions, she lives a lonely life. Can she let go of her tragic past to step into the future and possibly the greatest catch she may ever know?
One man will bring them together but not in the way you might think…
The Catch is set in the frigid cold of Dutch Harbor, the Bering Sea, as well as Seattle, Washington. It’s the story of unique relationships and about letting go of the past, for the possibility of an even better future.
This is my baby! When I first decided to write I really just wanted to see if I could do it. I honestly thought I’d write it and then I’d move onto the next thing. However, my son asked me to publish it and so I tried to pitch it. The book business is even harder to get into then the movie business and of course never really being trained, I was circle filed before anyone ever actually read the story. I decided to self publish it and learn a few of the ropes. Now that I have some writing under my belt, I really want to revisit Faith, Mack and Jake because they deserve the best writing I have to offer. I’m hoping in the next year to come out with a newer edition of the story.