Merkim’s Promise

“My name is Merkim, and I come from the sea.” On a lonely Irish beach in 1850, a mysterious girl washes ashore and bequeaths an enchanted jewel to a helpful peasant that results in disastrous consequences for his ancestors over a century later.

Meet James C.G. Shirk

James C.G. Shirk was born in England but spent most of his life in Indiana where basketball was king and Bobby Knight was God. He now lives with his wife in the Great Northwest where he dreams, writes, and watches sunsets over the Olympic Mountains.