storyteller in words and pictures
THE DEBUT NOVEL BY P.W. BORGMAN
At the peak of the Great Recession, Jen Carrigan, a young Silicon Valley professional, loses everything: her job, her home. When she learns about an abandoned mansion in the Santa Cruz Mountains, she packs up her dog and becomes a squatter. A harrowing encounter while trespassing turns into an unexpected friendship with a damaged, solitary neighbor, who encourages her to attempt a tumultuous reunion with the family that pushed her away as a teen. But just as Jen begins re-inventing herself, the mansion delivers a final, shattering surprise.
I'm a writer and artist in love with the landscape and stories of the West, a California expat turned don't-fence-me-in Nevadan. Depending on the day, I'm at the keyboard or painting outdoors along the Eastern Sierra.