David C. Ashley is a writer and an architect who has designed major buildings in Central New York and New York City and is an emeritus partner of an 80-person architectural firm that he founded in Upstate New York. He spent many years in New York City working for a renowned architect. He was a founder of GreeningUSA.org, an environmental organization dedicated to creating sustainable communities and was selected as the 2009 Green Advocate of the Year by the SUNY ESF Green Conference. His next book is titled The Cat And The Rat about an environmentally conscious teen-age daughter and her “rat” father and how a cat helps both to become better happier people. It’s a love story. He currently lives and works in Upstate New York.
A young couple mistakenly decides to honeymoon on a cold desolate island off the Maine coast during World War II. Madam von Stein, their stern hostess, a cat and a saboteur from a German submarine create a trying time for the young couple and the other eight occupants of the island