Christopher S. Rubel, Rel. D., is a retired Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist in private practice in Claremont and Long Beach, California. He is also a retired ordained Episcopal priest, resident in the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese. Until his novel, Lady of the Deep, his published writings have been articles and essays in magazines and psychological books. At eighty-two , having served in the Korean conflict and having been a long-haul truck driver, he writes from imagination and experiences gathered during years of living aboard his boat, racing and cruising in southern California, along with historical research accomplished during the writing of his novel.
Also by Christopher Rubel:
Pucketychoo: A Personal History of Water in Glendora, c. 2002.
Lady of the Deep
This is a novel wrapped in history, romance and mystery. The story begins in 1984, as the Rev. Dr. Jon Scott single-hands his boat for a restorative sail from Long Beach to San Clemente Island. Anchoring in a small bay, John discovers an artifact that eventually leads to a sunken 19th Century ship. Later, sailing home, he comes upon a floundering sailboat and aids in the rescue of Dr. Sky Rowan. Jon and Sky gradually grow through conflicts and challenges. They discover more of one another, their families, and ancestral ties to California’s past. Finally, a new era is made possible for the remnant of the Pomo Native American tribe from the middle 1800s.