Zick's latest novel is totally different than Live from the Road. I loved that one, but her latest is more serious, more "today's headlines" and more drama thatshares a contemporary love story like no other I've read... It isa novel that covers three generations and shows the dark side of thingslearned through and from our ancestors. An important book in severalways. -Glenda Bixler, Book Reader's Heaven
Right from the dedication and opening quotes, Trails in the Sand unfolds a warm, cozy blanket of soft, easy language and wraps its readers up inside of it. As very public, dark oil spills into the Gulf of Mexico, a family's veryprivate, dark disasters wash up onto the shore for all to see. Zickweaves births and bereavements, tragedies and triumphs, hatred andhappiness into a riveting and rioting relation.
- Hayley Alana AgerboZick writes with much empathy and insight into her characters, showing a very caring and committed attitude towards the environment and thehuman beings in it. The interplay between the story lines, private lives and newspaper stories that are woven into the narrative adds muchdepth to the book.
- Christoph Fischer
From the Author
Trails in the Sand received honorable mention in the Green Book Festival in 2016.
During the real-life drama of BP's DeepWater Horizon oil spill, I served as a public relations director for the Florida Fish and WildlifeConservation Commission. I handled the media for the sea turtle nestrelocation project that took place during the summer of 2010. At thesame time, I was exploring some issues from my family's past, which left me increasingly frustrated.Two weeks prior to the oil spill, twenty-nine miners were killed in acoal mine explosion in West Virginia, just a few hours from where I wasmoving. It all fell into place to write about the oil spill, the coalmine disaster, and a family facing disaster. Trails in the Sand explores the efforts to restore and redeem what has been damaged.