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Robert Dugoni calls Sea Trials “a gripping tale”

Robert Dugoni, the #1 Amazon and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite mystery series says of Sea Trials: “A gripping tale of a family’s harrowing journey to sail around the world against seemingly insurmountable and deadly … 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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Bruce Barcott says Sea Trials had him “turning pages at flank speed”

Bruce Barcott, author of Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, Measure of a Mountain, and Weed the People and a contributor to Outside and National Geographic magazines, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Mother Jones, Sports Illustrated, Harper’s Magazine, … Continue reading

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More great reviews for Sea Trials

“In a time before cell phones and laptops, the Wilcox family set out to sail around the world, but after a shipwreck, their adventure takes a dramatic detour. Thrilling, poignant, and hilarious moments surface as this family struggles to cope … Continue reading

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Celebrating Sea Trials at Eagle Harbor Books May 4

Wendy Hinman is excited to share her new book, Sea Trials, at Eagle Harbor Book Company Thursday May 4, 7pm Veteran voyager Wendy Hinman, the author of laugh-out-loud award-winning memoir Tightwads on the Loose, shares another true story of adventure … Continue reading

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Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman: “A modern, swashbuckling adventure” — Seattle Book Review

“A modern, swashbuckling adventure, Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire will quickly transport readers through a fascinating, light read out to sea aboard the Vela.” — Seattle Book Review

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Sea Trials by Wendy Hinman Earns a Kirkus Starred Review!

“. . . The author’s expressive writing captures the wonder of being at sea in all its glory. . . her engaging narrative succeeds in capturing the thrills and frustrations of this intrepid family. Taking in remarkably far-flung destinations such … Continue reading

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Wendy Hinman announces a new book!

Award-winning author Wendy Hinman is excited to share her new book with the world.  COMING APRIL 2017 Sea Trials tells the gripping story of a family in a tireless quest to sail around the world despite daunting challenges including a … Continue reading

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Tightwads on the Loose wins Journey Award

First Place Category Winners for the 2015 JOURNEY Awards The JOURNEY Awards writing competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works in the genre of Narrative Non-fiction. The Journey Awards is a division of the Chanticleer Awards International Writing Competitions. … Continue reading

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Tightwads on the Loose selected for WWU Literature Program

Tightwads on the Loose has been selected for the Western Washington University Literature program for Winter Quarter. Here’s the announcement. The program is about to begin. Local Literature Tightwads on the Loose by Wendy Hinman Seven years voyaging on a … Continue reading

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