Category Archives: Profiles

Wendy Hinman Interviews with Sail-World

Read the full interview with, in which Tightwads on the Loose is described as “a book that has become something of a cult classic amongst the literary world of cruising sailors.” Link here.

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Sea Trials wins Kirkus Best Book of 2017!

It’s now official! Sea Trials was awarded the Kirkus best book of the year for 2017. Kirkus is the premier reviewing agency. Earning a starred review is considered a big deal. Sea Trials received that and was selected best book … Continue reading

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A shipwreck might end a dream of sailing around the world. Not for the Wilcox family. In 1973, the Wilcox family sets off to sail around the world aboard the 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on … Continue reading

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“An Extraordinary Voyage” Another rave review for Sea Trials!

Three Sheets Northwest gives a rave review for Sea Trials. Calling it “An Extraordinary Voyage” and describing Sea Trials as “absorbing … a perfect accompaniment to summer cruising,” Deborah Bach says, “Hinman brings the same meticulous research and attention to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Sailing with Summer Sailstice June 24/25

Find an event near you, or be the spark and organize an event yourself. You can win prizes just by signing up and entering one of our many contests. Add your Sailstice sailing plans, and you could win a Sunsail … Continue reading

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Interview with Wendy Hinman and BookYourSales.Com

Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you came to write your book. As a kid, I wrote poems and songs. But writing wasn’t a “career.” Though I came from a family of readers, no one in my … Continue reading

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Eddy Book Reviews Interview with Wendy Hinman

Interview with Wendy Hinman, award-wining author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. Tell us about how you evolved into a successful book author. I wrote stories for the radio in college and began submitting articles to various publications. … Continue reading

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Radio Interview with KNKX: The shipwreck that changed everything

“Turning Point” segment on KNKX Sound Effect features the shipwreck that changed everything for the Wilcox family, as described in more detail in my new book Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. Off the coast … Continue reading

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KPTZ Radio Profiles Sea Trials

April 28: 1 p.m., KPTZ 91.9 Port Townsend radio interview with host Phil Andrus on Tossed Salad program. Wendy Hinman and Phil Andrus will chat about Wendy Hinman’s new book, Sea Trials, another true story of adventure and the stubbornness … Continue reading

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Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman Selected a Kirkus Book of the Month!

What an incredible honor! Less than 2% of books earn a Kirkus starred review. Fewer still are selected as a book of the month. Find out why Kirkus described Sea Trials with these superlatives: “expressive writing captures the wonder of … Continue reading

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