Honors Projects


The genres of romance and travel have been explored by several authors, but this 60,000-word novel provides a unique combination of the two by exploiting a younger demographic of characters and placing the setting of the story in a fascinating realm of this world: the Mediterranean islands. Despite possessing an extensive business background, this creative project has encouraged versatility, adaptability, and enhanced time management skills that will transfer into all other aspects of my life. Research regarding the history of the romance and travel genres took place during the Fall 2020 semester, and the weekly process of writing and revising transpired over the Spring 2021 semester. With the help of my advisors, Heath Diehl and Bryan Gattozzi, I have written a complete fictional novel that is rich in both quantity and quality. An author’s note and the introductory chapter are provided in this document.


Creative Writing



First Advisor

Heath Diehl

First Advisor Department

Honors Program

Second Advisor

Bryan Gattozzi

Second Advisor Department


Publication Date

Spring 4-18-2021