- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Multicultural (Adult Fiction)
Set between Boston and a Greek island village, Waking Slow traces an emotional, psychological, and spiritual quest for identity and understanding in the aftermath of sexual assault. Irinie "Rinie" Pothos - whose first name means "peace" and last name means "hunger" - craves strength, independence, and clarity. She refuses to wait passively for those states of being. In Rinie's journey, we discover the volatility of a fragile mind that has been shattered by violence and fear.