Joseph Monninger is the author of the upcoming release Eternal on the Water.
He has published eleven novels and three non-fiction books. In addition to receiving two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and one from the New Hampshire Council of the Arts, his young adult novel, Baby, was awarded the 2008 award for best children’s literature from the Peace Corps writers and was chosen as a top ten book by YALSA, the American Library Association.
Joseph grew up in Westfield, New Jersey where he attended Temple University on a football scholarship. After a stint in the Peace Corps he became a teacher at various educational institutions and has spent 30 years in the classroom. Now happily retired, he lives with his wife and son in New Hampshire where he runs a small dog sled business.
Eternal on the Water is a compelling and heart-wrenching love story set against the sweeping natural backdrop of Maine’s rugged backcountry. When Mary and Cobb meet, they immediately fall in love but are soon forced to make a very complicated decision as Mary’s life is slowly taken over by the degenerative disease Huntington’s.
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