J.A. Wright was raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to New Zealand in 1990. She is the founder and director of the World Buskers Festival (1994-2014), and the New Zealand Jazz and Blues Festival (1997-present). With more than thirty years in recovery from drug addiction, she's been crafting this novel for years.
"Wright deftly and insightfully describes how a life can spiral
toward addiction and rehab. The story is raw and touching and I
found myself rooting for Randall as she navigates redemption and
sobriety. A gritty and honest read."
--Susie Orman Schnall, award-winning author of On Grace and The Balance Project
"Wright dares to stomp where others only lightly tread, and does
so with grace, craft, and an unusual ease. This is not a sob story
about abuse, damage, and addiction, it's a story of how bravery,
self-recognition, and the desire for happiness slap the former in
the face and gleam with hope. A great read and lesson for anyone
who's been there, hopes to get elsewhere, or simply needs to read a
story that resonates."
--Maria Kostaki, author of Pieces: A Novel