As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic Church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. “You’ll never be dead enough,” she whispered. “Never.”
Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year-old Emily Evans seeks the peace she’d lost in her youth. Yet, shattered by the betrayal of those she was taught to respect and love, she fears that she may never overcome the devastating effects of generations of abuse. Will she ever let herself truly open up to the power of unconditional love?
Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Run, River Currents is inspired by a true story of abuse, pain, and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness.
Ginger Marcinkowski received her MFA from Wilkes University in September of 2012 and is a late-bloomer to the writing world. Her debut release, Run, River Currents, is a dark story of abuse and forgiveness based on facutal events. The book was a semi-finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award (ACFW) in 2012. She has published short stories in East Meets West anthologies and poetry in Lyical Iowa. She was a reader for the James Jones First Novel Awards and has been a judge in numerous writing contests.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My first professor told me that a writer’s first book is the book they “had” to write. The original intent of this novel was to be a humorous biography of my mother, a self-centered women that everbody loved…except her children. As the book was written, my mentor, author Sara Pritchard of “Lately and Crackpots,” kept calling me out on the tidbits of information that I had been writing. She pushed me to explore the depth of the feelings I was telegraphing and asked me to write what my heart was telling me to write as though it were about someone else. This was the story that escaped, a story of pain, abuse, suffering and forgiveness.