Published Date: August 18, 2015
Published By: JLH
Cover Design: Steven Novak
Women. Crab fishing. The Bering Sea. Some men don’t think they belong together. One woman wants to prove them wrong.
Mack Carter’s life is circling the drain. When he hears about how lucrative the fishing industry is in Alaska, he decides to try his luck on the frigid Aleutian Chain. There he meets, Nels Pearson, who teaches the younger man how to be a crab fisherman on the deadly Bering Sea, and becomes the friend and father-figure Mack’s never known. Carter must learn to navigate both the foreign world on the water, and home life on land, finding a tenuous balance with both.
Through circumstances beyond her control, Faith Pearson, is inserted into the dangerous life the men live in. To most fishermen in this high-velocity world, women onboard a crab boat is a bad omen. Faith finds life on the sea difficult to maneuver, not just the conditions but the men and superstitions she must also endure.
When tragedy strikes her life again, Faith strives to overcome great obstacles, and proves herself worthy mentally and physically, as she navigates self-discovery in a man’s bleak yet adventurous world. She also discovers lessons about love and just how deadly the Bering Sea can be when her own life is on the line, possibly never releasing her from the catch.
Releasing the Catch, is a story of fathers and daughters, letting go of the past, self-discovery and overcoming odds made harder simply for your gender. It’s the story of two individuals at different times in an extraordinary life, with so much to teach one another.
The Catch is the first book I’ve ever written, just to see if I could. I’m in the process of re-writing it now. Why you ask? Because I didn’t know much about writing when I published it. I had a story in my mind and wanted to try and put it to paper. I love this adventure so much and want to do it justice, so look for the new version to come out hopefully in the fall of 2020.