Steve Parker is a writer and itinerant engineer. You’ll find him living in the rainforest outside Hilo, Hawaii, with his wife, the brilliant Shawndra Holmberg; her sister, the equally brilliant writer Anne Avery; three dogs; two cats; and several imaginary friends, most apparently named Bob.
Welcome to Moningers Fall, Oregon, an unremarkable little town on the south coast where the most extraordinary things tend to happen. In this short story, we meet Natalie Tenacre and her new beau, Milo Keene. Milo, who is one of the extraordinary things that transpire in the Fall, discovers that sometimes you can actually get what you wish for.
A poignant novel of friendship, loss and the dreams that drive us, 13 Miles from Gilman, Illinois (And It Looks like Rain) is a story of roads not taken, choices made and destinies revealed. A moving, sometimes funny but always intimate portrait of a man learning that an ordinary life – if lived well – is an adventure all its own.