Author Caroline Woodward at Courtenay library Thursday

Celebrated author Caroline Woodward has released a new book: Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper (Harbour Publishing, $29.95).

She will be in the Comox Valley giving a slide show presentation at the Courtenay Public Library (300 6th St.) on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Laughing Oyster Book Shop.

In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing.

Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying part-time jobs and, with Caroline’s encouragement, applied for a position as a relief lightkeeper on a remote North Pacific island.

 

They endured lonely months of living apart, but the way of life rejuvenated Jeff and inspired Caroline to contemplate serious shifts in order to accompany him. When a permanent position for a lighthouse keeper became available, Caroline quit her job and joined Jeff on the lights.

 

 

Light Years is an eloquent personal account that details Caroline’s endurance of extreme climatic, interpersonal and medical challenges, as well as the practical and psychological aspects of living a happy, healthy, useful and creative life in isolation.

 

For more information, visit harbourpublishing.com