I’m excited to announce that Book III in my Golden State Trilogy, PAINT THE SUNSET, is almost ready for publication! Look for it on Amazon in early 2023.
In this third and final volume of the Golden State Trilogy, a Northern California couple is blindsided by the homelessness and opioid crisis sweeping across the nation.
Newlyweds Jon and Meg Paulson are enjoying the good life in beautiful Marin County, California. Jon runs a successful business, and Meg eagerly anticipates the birth of her first grandchild. But their contentment is shattered when Jon discovers his boat repair business viciously vandalized. Who was responsible for such devastating destruction? Was it random, or personal? And is the sun setting on Meg and Jon’s marital happiness?
Meanwhile, a local reporter delves into the explosion of homelessness and drug addiction in the county, and a homeless woman is fleeing from the law and from her own demons. When their journeys collide, what will the reporter find when he digs deeper? Who is responsible for the tragic loss of so many lives to addiction?
Exploring today’s social problems, Paint the Sunset shows ordinary believers navigating this new world of drug addiction and homelessness in the conclusion to Dawn V. Cahill’s Hot Topic fiction series.
A poignant reminder of a dark time in my past. Have you experienced this as well? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
There’s a lump under my back, and
I’m soaking wet with the sweat of anxiety;
Insomnia has had me in its clutches for a week now.
Images in my head keep changing: I’m free,
No, I’m captive. Different versions of me hide behind the couch,
Pregnant with memories of surviving somehow.
I had more things than this last week, many
More possessions, each with their own story of
Days when I was lucid, sane, solvent.
For some reason I have become willing to settle for
Less in my life, items diminishing, the sun setting, as
I slowly waste away, sleeping on couches.