Captiva Pass connects Blind Key in the Gulf of Mexico on the west to Pine Island Sound. The Pass is a sand cut between North Captiva and the largely uninhabited barrier island of Cayo Costa
Hailing from Cincinnati, the writer's spiritual roots are tethered to rural Northern Michigan. After setting anchor in San Francisco, Jann roamed from LA to New York, traversing the land from the Four Corners to "The Kingdom" in Vermont
Trained as a documentary filmmaker, Jann has written environmentally-themed screenplays and ranges her works from articles and short stories to this blog which serves as a record of social change and cultural insurrection in San Francisco – as seen through the eyes of a building inspector
Today, the writer lives in Northern California looking for that pass to connect her hillside cottage to the open sea
The HUGO Eco-Mystery Series is five books following the storied life of a building inspector; each time-stamped to the ever evolving cultural and eco-political issues confronting San Francisco and the cascade of looming effects climate change is imposing on our shoreline communities.
In each episode, Hugo is lured out the his City to a community in crisis where he applies his aberrant skills to sort out the collision of mysteries in which he finds himself and his team immersed.
“I’ve drifted for nearly fifty years writing stories with an eco-footprint and now HUGO follows that path. This character allows me to describe San Francisco's transformation through the eyes of a native son who stands resolutely between sea level rise in all its renderings and the built environment he swore to defend.” - Jann