Project Description

Kelly Romo lives with her three children in Oregon, where she teaches writing, literature, and social studies. She loves the outdoors, especially hiking, kayaking, and camping. Kelly grew up in California, where she ran around with her thrill-seeking cousins and siblings, jumping off cliffs into the Colorado River, exploring caves on the beaches of Mexico, riding dirt bikes, and waterskiing and snow skiing.

about WHISTLING WOMEN

A buried secret keeps two sisters apart.

Life went terribly wrong for Addie Bates in San Diego, and she’s been running from those memories ever since. For fifteen years, the Sleepy Valley Nudist Colony has provided a safe haven for Addie to hide from the crime she committed. But when the residents pack up to go on exhibit at the 1935 world’s fair in San Diego, Addie returns and must face the thrilling yet terrifying prospect of reuniting with her estranged sister, Wavey.

Addie isn’t the only one interested in a reunion. When her niece, Rumor, discovers she has an aunt, Rumor is determined to bring her family together. But it’s not so easy when the women are forced to confront family secrets, past and present.

Set against the backdrop of the 1935 world’s fair, Whistling Women explores the complex relationships between sisters, the sacrifices required to protect family, and the lasting consequences of a single impulsive act.