I am a journalist turned fiction writer who lives in the Northwest. My husband is an engineer who has run his own company for over 15 years. You’d think we’d be doing well. But we’re a flea on the dog that is the construction industry these days. In the past three years, with zero income and our savings depleted, we’ve gone from well-off to well below the poverty line.
The Nouveau Poor examines that transition and what it’s like to go from eating out to eating with food stamps. It’s a whole new world, and I welcome readers to offer their opinions, good and bad, and to share their experiences. Let the debate begin.