An absolute pleasure to sit down with KPRC Channel 2 Houston and talk about Galveston Island, The Great Storm, and Saltwater and Driftwood.
In this novel, Anna J Walner attempts to deliver her reader to Galveston in 1900, on the cusp of a hurricane that would turn the booming metropolis into a wasteland.
A captivating tale of survival and human resilience, Saltwater and Driftwood hooks you in from the start and refuses to let go until the end.
Joe Perez and I sit down to talk about the book, the inspiration behind the book, and the tragic true story behind it.
On the morning of September 8th, 1900, disaster struck the vibrant, prosperous island of Galveston, Texas, tearing out its heart. In this episode, our time machine travels back to the turn of the last century to meet sixteen-year-old Clara and the Gladys family, against the backdrop of the worst natural disaster to ever strike the United States -- that killed between 6,000 and 8,000 on the island of Galveston.