Kristin Anderson, a former Solvang resident and frequent visitor who now resides in The Hague, Netherlands, with her husband and son, has written and published her debut novel titled “Green.” A portion of the book takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley.
“Green,” a contemporary novel with a love story and environmental activism central to the plot, introduces the timely new genre of “eco-romance.” It is a contemporary tale of opposites attract.
Set in Los Angeles during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, “Green” is the story of Ellie Ashburn, a driven young woman on the verge of a promotion at a luxury magazine, and Jake Tillerman, a strong-willed environmentalist out to make the world a better place. When their worlds collide, there is instant attraction as well as recognition that they come from totally different walks of life. Ranging from comedic and sexy to contemplative and heart wrenching, “Green” is the engaging story of discovering core values through the curve balls life, love and the environment throw your way.
Anderson has worked as a freelance journalist, writer and editor.
“I remember watching the Deep Water Horizon oil spill online and feeling sickened and helpless,” Anderson said. “What can one person do in the wake of such a major disaster? But there must be something each of us can do. That one idea, combined with my love of romance and writing, sparked the idea for this eco-romance novel.”
Anderson's official book release will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, with a virtual book launch party and Google+ Hangouts online at www.authorkristinanderson/facebook.com.