Mark R. Wilson | Memoirs of Hurricane Irma


Irma is a memoir and my first book.

Irma is a truly captivating tale and fascinating journey that describes how all of us can transform a life without direction into one full of passion, determination, drive, hard work and adventure.  In the summer of 1996 Mark jumped into the water off the Cornish coast of England with two basking sharks.  In the moment, it was an impulsive act; in hindsight it stretched beyond the bounds of the day as the turning point of a life.  What was a fascination slowly became a passion, for the ocean, for marine conservation and particularly for sharks.

    But will a passion be enough to mask the pain and mistakes of the past and keep the demons at bay?

    Then in September 2017 hurricane Irma strikes, and truly believing he would not survive, Irma was able to reach far beyond the events of the day and into his very core.  In an attempt to answer a question and to understand himself and the past he begins to write, but at what cost? 

    It is said that in the face of death life flashes all too briefly before our eyes, but all too often we are not given the opportunity to bring these flashes to a reckoning. I was given this opportunity with Irma and this book is my reckoning.

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