Jim was born to a grave digger and a house keeper, and raised on the banks of a muddy, man-made lake. He met the girl of his dreams in the first grade, married her many years later, and joined her on adventures around the world before coming to rest in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He lives in Portland with his wife and young daughter.
Farewell to Hot Water
When Seth’s neighborhood is destroyed by a tornado, he becomes convinced the disastrous effects of climate change have finally arrived. He, his wife, Jen, and their seemingly prescient eight year-old daughter, Lily, flee to the mountains to wait out the collapse of civilization. They are managing to survive until Jen begins to have doubts. Seth wakes up one day to discover that Jen and Lily have vanished.
Seth’s loss sends him spinning into a mental breakdown until his extreme isolation drives him back to their former city, a city that no longer recognizes him. His search seems hopeless until he returns to the mountains and discovers an abandoned hot springs resort populated by a group of runaway teenagers and a woman with secrets of her own. He soon learns that this place holds the key to learning what happened to his wife and daughter, but as threats begin to encroach on his newfound community, Seth finds himself caught between the ghosts of the past and the uncertain promise of the future. Now he must decide whether he can do what’s necessary to protect the first place he can truly call home.