The Edge of the Sea

Western Gull

Western Gull

To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and the flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of years, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be.
~~Rachel Carson, Under the Sea-Wind (1941)


Photo credit: Athena Alexander

Golden Gate GraveyardMy new mystery novel will keep you on the edge of your seat. Purchase here.



36 thoughts on “The Edge of the Sea

  1. I look forward to reading this book, Jet! I just finished reading the Wicked Walkabout. The ending was so unexpected. 🙂 I really enjoyed the story, well written.

    • Oh I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed Wicked Walkabout, Amy. I appreciate you taking the time to purchase and read it, and I know you will like GGG too. Many thanks, my friend — and best wishes for a wonderful weekend.

    • I know several people who have told me they could never live in a land-locked place, and now I add you to my list of friends, Alastair. There really is something about the freedom and the rhythms of the sea that moves us, isn’t there? And oh, the lulling sounds of the sea must be a great gift for you who is so tuned in to sounds. 🙂

  2. Lovely quote and photo. I have really enjoyed reading about items you have covered here on your blog (recently read about the annual celebration of the 1906 earthquake survival) in your wonderful new mystery. It’s great to have a good mystery to look forward to on a cold, snowy weekend.

    • I am so glad to receive this feedback, ACI. I haven’t seen other blogging authors do this particular thing, and it was a bit of a risk. But I thought it would add an element of background that would be of interest, and I am glad to hear you’re enjoying it. Have fun with the mystery! Many thanks~~

    • Wow, I rank higher than Rachel Carson — that’s a thrill, pc, if only for a moment. My thanks to you for your visit and comment. I hope you’re having a splendid weekend. I’m having a quiet weekend but next week taking a mid-week break to go see the snow geese migration in the Sacramento Valley. My best to you and Mrs. pc~~

  3. I have to agree with SillWalks. I sure felt that strong pull to return to the sea during the 14 years I spent in Utah. I don’t think I could have found a more idyllic spot to settle for the end of my days here in Oregon.

    Your book was a joy to read. I passed it on to my local library since I’m in a downsizing phase to move to a much smaller house (someday?) The librarian looked impressed. I’m hoping to find it on the shelves rather than a book sale, but I didn’t ask. Folks here seem to really enjoy the female amateur detective series. I totally enjoyed “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series taking place in Botswana, written by Alexander McCall Smith. I’ve been drinking Rooibos tea ever since! 😀

    • Yes, that “strong pull to the sea” is like the tide I think. I am so glad you and your husband found that beautiful spot in Oregon. Thanks so much for the feedback on GGG, Gunta. I am glad you passed it on to the local library, as it is a fun story and I think it can light up a few faces. I am honored to know it lit up your face, too. My thanks, dear friend.

  4. You know all the mysteries of San Francisco, I guess 🙂 Best of luck! I think that my daughter has already bought your book – I always provide her with a good advice 🙂 Now it is my turn 🙂

    • There are many mysteries to this city, and I am happy to have invented one too. It’s fun knowing that your daughter has bought GGG, Inese. If you or her read it and like it, maybe you could post a review on Amazon for me? Do let me know how you like it. 🙂

      • I sure will, Jet :). I haven’t tried to buy the book yet. is my normal place to buy e-books because my Kindle is registered with them. These web sites are very peculiar. If a book is sold only on, I am not getting it. Hope Bookbaby works for Europe too.

  5. Jet I almost could hear your voice as I read your eloquent words. Still happily recalling our lovely afternoon together. I’m devouring the book and can’t wait to see how it ends.

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