WELCOME to my Author Page
From Amazon reviews (Thirty-five 4 and 5 stars, and still counting). Readers praise this timely novel about immigration
“The reader will be captivated by the romance of an American woman in later life in El Salvador, as well as learning about the incredible obstacles immigrants face on both sides of the US Border.”
“What can be better than a book that combines a terrific story teller, quality writing, passion and a deep knowledge of the exotic setting as well as the sole Latin Americn cultural environment.”— Reviewer on Amazon
. My book is available as a paper back or as an ebook for your kindle. https://www.amazon.com/Under-Salvadoran-Sun-Sher-Davidson/dp/1494433915
My first novel reflects my deep empathy with those forced to emigrate to seek a better life. It was inspired by my experiences working in Nicaragua in the 1980's and in El Salvador in 2005. Many years later, in 2017, my husband and I formed an NGO to help migrants coming through the area of Mexico where we spend 6 months every year. We give support to a shelter there for migrants and refugees fleeing violence, climate change and poverty in Central America. To learn more visit our website: latinamericanrelieffund.org
Seven years ago, shortly after the publication of my first novel, Under the Salvadoran Sun, I began my novel which I have titled "Scream." I guess I have the seven-year-itch--it took me seven years and 23 drafts to get my first novel finished and out to my readers. Well, here I go again, but this time after 4 drafts. I'm hoping to publish it by the end of this year.
To get you excited here's a bit about Scream:
The premise is that trauma is not erased but passed to future generations in one form or another; it must be confronted. Lena Johannson is the granddaughter of a Swedish emigrant who screams at night. She grew up in a Swedish community in Astoria, Oregon and has won a scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in France but her memories of her grandmother's screams and her eventual suicide, keep Lena awake at night. She must find out what happened during her grandmother's return to Sweden in 1939 to visit her brothers. Was it something to do with WWII and the rise of Hitler? She will have to dig deep into her family history to find out.
Are you a reader? What kind of books do you like to read? Do you write? poetry, fiction, essays? I'm interested. The first 20 people who send in a comment will receive a free copy of my memoir when it comes out, I hope, by the end of the next novel, "Scream."