Lords of St. Thomas

In the early 1930s, the federal government began buying out the residents of St. Thomas, yet the hardheaded Henry Lord, believing the water would never reach his home, refused to sell. It was a mistake that would cost him—and his family—dearly. Lords of St. Thomas details the tragedies and conflicts endured by a family fighting an unwinnable battle, and their hectic and terrifying escape from the flood waters that finally surge across the threshold of their front door. Surprisingly, it also shows that, sometimes, you can go home again . . .

Jackson Ellis of Burlington, VT

Jackson Ellis is a writer and editor from Vermont who has also spent time living in Nevada and Montana. His short fiction has previously appeared in The Vermont Literary Review, Sheepshead Review, Broken Pencil, The Birmingham Arts Journal, East Coast Literary Review, Midwest Literary Magazine, and The Journal of Microliterature. He is the co-publisher of VerbicideMagazine.com, which he founded in 1999.

Marketing & Publicity
  • Launch at AWP-18 in Tampa with GWP's featured reading on-site
  • Author will tour Vermont bookstores throughout the spring with print, TV, and radio features
  • Book tie-in with climate change national website/blog tour with through line about people displaced by water.
  • Author will be featured in Vermont Sierra Club's newsletter and multiple tours in southwest area will follow.