Message in a Bottle by Eva Roa White

After 30 years, my sister is back into my life. She was looking for a recipe for a dish online, when she came across my essay about our hometown. Her email said: “Hello, I’m your sister and I hope you will answer me.” In the space of a few lines, she reconnects me with the life and people I left behind. When I published the vignette, I thought I might get a book contract. Now, I see that I was sending a message in a bottle.

Eva Roa White was born in A Coruña, Spain and raised in Lausanne, Switzerland. She has lived in several countries including Saudi Arabia. She is at work on a memoir. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published in Page 47 Online Anthology, Transnational Literature, disClosure, Natural Bridge, Marco Polo, Buhito Press and The Common.