- 2015 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, General (Adult Fiction)
“Viridis, also known as Green Island, is a tiny fictional nation founded in the 12th century by a mixed-race crew whose ship was blown off course while returning from Canton. Thomas Burke, descendant of an island founder, left home to pursue a career in mathematics, specializing in prediction theory. Now, a foundation director has tapped him to return and warn the gentle islanders that Viridis’ tea––more expensive per ounce than gold––is in danger of attracting greedy attention.