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Sea Trials Review in Good Old Boat Magazine

Review by David McDaniel Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, by Wendy Hinman (Salsa Press 2017; print $20.00, Kindle $5.99) “Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire is a real rattlesnake … Continue reading

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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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Shipwrecked!

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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“Riveting. Sea Trials is impossible to put down until the nail-biting end.” Cruising World Magazine

Sea Trials Review in Cruising World September 2017 “In 1973, a San Francisco family departed on a planned four-year round-the-world voyage. The Wilcox crew—Chuck; his wife, Dawn; their kids, Garth, 13 and Linda, 10—set sail with varying degrees of enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Magazine Review for Sea Trials

Another great review from a national magazine! “It’s the perfect kind of book for an ocean passage or for too-long winter of rain in Puget Sound or snow in Maine. … even armchair sailors will feel their hearts race with … Continue reading

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Sea Trials event at Liberty Bay Books July 3

On Monday July 3rd, before the evening’s huge Poulsbo fireworks display, come hear about epic sailing adventures from veteran voyager Wendy Hinman. Monday, July 3, 3pm Liberty Bay Books 18881 Front St NE # D, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Wendy Hinman, … Continue reading

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Wendy Hinman Presenting and signing Sea Trials at Titcombs Bookshop June 16

Friday 6/16 Titcombs Bookshop in E. Sandwiche on Cape Cod, Presentation and signing 2-3pm

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Sailing Magazine Rave Review for Sea Trials

While it doesn’t hit the news stands until June 1, subscribers of Sailing Magazine have already heard about what a great read they’ll find in Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire. “Sea Trials is a … 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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