Willa Literary Award

Salt In Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious WILLA Literary Award, in the category of creative nonfiction.

Salt In Our Blood recounts the moving story of a commercial fisherman's wife, who is both a mother and a successful attorney on the Oregon coast. Set against the sudden loss at sea of the Eders' oldest son, Ben, it is a tale of indescribable sadness but also one of resilience and courage - a stunning testament to one family's strength and the memory of their remarkable son.

Quotes from WILLA judges:

"I read it through in one day."

"This was a really powerful memoir. Lovely character portraits."

"Excellent, sad, gripping....I couldn't put it down."