Jonathan Bates excelled as a tenured Professor of English at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, California. He received an M.A. in English with an emphasis in creative writing at San Diego State University.
He devoted his non-work time and energy to classic wooden boats, notably Gamin (38’ sloop), and Blue Eagle (40’ troller). Jon’s sense of humor, lively progressive politics, and roles as dedicated friend and family glue will live on forever.
A man adrift in life becomes tied to a boatyard community of like souls. These widely divergent characters find in each other the catalyst to move on from their personal doldrums to a new sense of purpose.
Set on the shores of Lake Erie in 1947,Emmy's Frenzy is a novel about the unpredictable flow of life and the dramatic events that have shaped the world of the Brooks family and their Bohemian Cafe and Hotel.