Reaching The Shore

A Story of Survival, Courage and Endurance

Reaching The Shore

This is the story of Davin J. Douma and his incredible journey.

When Davin was 16 years old, he was convicted of killing a man and sentenced to life in prison. While in the county jail awaiting trial, Davin’s appendix burst. He laid on a cold cell floor in severe pain for days unattended. Then, when it was almost too late, he was in a hospital where he was fed intravenously for five months.

Weighing only 90 pounds after being in the hospital, he was sent to a dangerous maximum security prison with adult prisoners. Only one out of a hundred juveniles with life sentences ever come out of this type of prison. Many die and others are never released in Oklahoma where Davin was imprisoned.  He used his intelligence and people skills to survive.

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Book 1: Growing Up in the Climate Shift

It is the year 2030 and humanity is going underground…

Eighteen-year-old Laurel Campbell and her family are leaving behind the 120-degree temperatures of Arizona for her birthplace and grandparent’s farm in Rigby, Idaho, fleeing the fast-encroaching threats of climate change. Laurel, who has high-functioning Asperger’s, is intense and deeply invested in her beliefs and commitments, and she is determined to save her family and as many people and animals as possible. Through EarthShips, underground fortresses which she has designed to provide everything needed for life – from the earth, wind, rain, and sun – Laurel will fight like hell to save them all.

… as Earth becomes a ravaged planet.

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Author Bonnie Jane Hall


Welcome, readers!

I share ideas to raise conscious awareness and increase kindness for building a better world.

Recently, I focused my attention on climate change and addressed a possible future in my speculative, science-based fiction book series, Earthships. The first book, Earthships: Growing Up in the Climate Shift, tells the story of a young woman with Asperger Syndrome who is determined to save her family, and as many people and animals possible from the ravages of climate change.

I have written a true story, Reaching the Shore: A Story of Survival, Courage and Endurance, which is completed and available. The story centers around my life and the extraordinary story of my son Davin (check out his book Hard Light). You can check out more articles and essays by Davin and myself at the Mothers for Prison Reform website.

Don’t forget to check out my Tumblr blog, too!