KRISTINE OCHU: CAMPFIRE CONFESSIONS
What does it take to confess your deepest secrets? Annie, Sondra, and Jo were the best of childhood friends—but they haven’t seen each other in far too long. In Kristine Ochu’s debut novel “Campfire Confessions” (BooksFluent, March 8, 2022) the women are reunited as they embark on an adventure that is equal parts hilarious, dangerous, and enlightening.
Married to a minister in a small town, Annie’s devoted her life to raising four sons and volunteering wherever she’s needed. Most people consider her a saint—but they don’t know she’s hiding a big secret. Sondra’s married to one of the richest men in L.A. and she appears to have it all—a glitzy lifestyle, beauty, brains, and a successful career. But when a real estate deal blooms into an affair, she quickly realizes she’s in over her head. Jo is four years sober and struggling through a divorce. After a one-night stand, she’s forced to reckon with a lifetime of bad choices.
When Annie’s secret finally catches up with her, Jo and Sondra rush to her side. Determined to find answers, they pry Annie away from her daily grind, escaping on a canoeing trip that turns into a soul-searching, death-defying adventure. Lost in the woods as one thing goes wrong after another, they find themselves sharing their deepest secrets around the campfire. But as each new revelation unfolds, one thing becomes clear: it will take more than a night of true confessions for the three of them to find their way back home.
KRISTINE OCHU is founder of “The Night of a Woman’s Soul – Creating Your Amazing Life” workshops and is a former Human Resource Executive with a MAIR from the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Global Women’s Club, Women in Film and Video New England, Harvard Square Script Writers, and community groups. A former log-rolling champion, she still log-rolls along with being an avid hiker, kayaker and explorer. Having previously written screenplays and a children’s book, Kristine incorporates her love of nature and adventure into all her stories. She lives with her husband and their rescue golden retrievers, and splits her time between Hayward, Wisconsin and Amelia Island, Florida. For more information, visit www.KristineOchu.com