Jon Humboldt Gates: Firestorm
Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m., we welcome Jon Humboldt Gates to talk about and sign his new book, Firestorm: A Personal Narrative.
Firestorm is a personal narrative written in verse, detailing the author's escape with his family from the 2017 Sonoma County Tubbs Fire - one of the most destructive wildfires in California history. In just a few hours, the fire destroyed more than 5,600 structures, with 22 people perishing in its wake. This volume of vignettes captures the terror, confusion, anger, loss, impotence and disconnection wrought by the North Bay Fires on one couple and their community and their resolve and hope.
Jon Humboldt Gates is the author of Night Crossings and Falk's Claim, two books based on historical maritime and timber industry events that took place in Humboldt County. Jon is a fifth generation native of Northern California, a travel writer, music producer, business journalist and co-founder of the international market research firm, OTR Global.