Marina Call is the author of Eastbound, I Think. This coming-of-age story introduces us to Oscar Santos whom has recently received inheritance money. He quickly decides to leave his home country of Portugal and embark on an eastbound train towards Spain for a summer holiday. He sets foot in Badajoz and soon after meets Daniel, upending his plan of a solo journey. Together they learn the pains of growing up and the freedom of adulthood.
Originally from southern California, Marina Nieman Call received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in History of Art and Architecture. She continued her studies in Rome, Italy where she completed her Global MBA at St. John’s University. After graduation, she worked for a travel website (Venere.com) and taught at the University of Alicante in southern Spain. While in Rome she met her husband, Warren, a northern Michigan native, and they moved to Traverse City, Michigan in 2006. Marina speaks three languages fluently and has studied Russian for 7 years and just started learning Portuguese. She volunteers at Northwestern Michigan College’s radio station as a DJ and enjoys playing chess and tennis, and also cross-country skiing. Marina Call lives in downtown Traverse City with her husband and two children Sofia,18, and Winston, 13. They spends their summers in Europe visiting family and friends and travelling on trains whenever possible.