In-progress © 2015, fiction (Querying agents & publishers) Diagnosed with a terminal illness, baby boomer and world-renown geologist Dr. Adri Parks disregards medical advice and prepares to hike until death in her beloved mountains. Weeks into her journey, hikers find something threatening Adri’s plan. A community’s conscience is tested, Adri's medical team is alerted, and a search and rescue effort gets underway. Set within the breathtaking landscape of Alaska's Wrangell Mountains.
Honoring Middle Passage Africans at America's historic transatlantic Slave Trade Ports, Part I, in-progress © 2016 Part I of this travel memoir chronicles Kim-Marie's 2016 solo pilgrimage to 20 of 50 historic slave trade ports; a 2000-mile road trip—from the lowcountry and outer banks of Georgia, the Carolinas, and Virginia, to the New England wharves and harbors of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Click image to visit pilgrimage website.
Whispers, Shadows & Seashells
Poems, Essays, and Stories, in-progress © 2016 (Querying Agents & Publishers) From missing Octavia E. Butler (a gift to sci-fi) to kayaking and piloting in Alaska; from living in Africa to scuba diving in the Gulf of Aden; from childless womb to pondering a lyncher's soul, these expressions, whatever the written form, come from a curious and independent mind.