I finally approved the final proof of my book, ‘WINDS OF SKILAK.’ It has been a long road to get where I am. I have burned the midnight oil countless nights over the last eight years, and into this ‘labor of love,’ I have poured sweat, tears, grief, bouts of fits with the computer, and last but not least, spent more money than I would have liked to! It’s a great sacrifice to write a book. Having the time has nothing to do with it, because who has time to write a book? Not this girl! It’s done by sheer determination that comes from deep within, a story that begs to be written, to be shared, and hopefully that will be uplifting and inspirational to those who read it, and maybe a little entertaining along the way!
‘WINDS OF SKILAK’ will be released soon. Copies can be pre-ordered on my website: http://www.windsofskilak.com/
Leaving behind friends, family, and life as they know it, Sam and Bonnie Ward embark on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness that will change them forever. Winds of Skilak traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. As the Wards adapt to a life without running water, electricity and telephones, the unforgiving, desolate environment tests their courage early on. Facing sub-freezing temperatures, unfriendly bears, and cabin fever, the Wards find strength in new friends, each other, and the awe-inspiring beauty of “the last frontier.” Just when they finally settle in, a freak accident proves to be the ultimate test of their resolve. Will they be able to survive in this isolated wilderness filled with unseen dangers?
Author Bonnie Ward chronicles an exciting and thought-provoking tale of one couple’s faith in God and dedication to each other through all of Alaska’s curveballs. Winds of Skilak is a true tale of absorbing force, sure to bring out your own sense of adventure.