Seminar on Cruising Alaska & British Columbia’s Inside Passage

Interested in cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska? Here’s a presentation from Wendy Hinman about planning your cruise through BC to SE Alaska.

Wendy Hinman will share highlights cruising to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back. These remote cruising grounds feature natural phenomena like glaciers, waterfalls, and hot springs; as well as wildlife including whales, bears, otters and more; and a native culture like no other. Get a taste for the possibilities and how to make the most of the time you have to enjoy them. This talk will include valuable tips for trip planning, resources available, and potential pitfalls to help you prepare.

* recorded for the Seattle Boat Show 2021.

Listen to the recording.

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Speaking with Confidence

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Wendy Hinman is a sought-after speaker who has been presenting throughout the country for a number of years. She frequently presents her entertaining tales at libraries and private clubs around the US. She also regularly presents at yacht clubs and national boat shows. She has presented at writers conferences on the craft of writing as well as Marketing Your BookThe Pleasures and Pitfalls of Indie Publishing, and Getting your Book Into the Hands of Readers.

She has spoken at the Seattle University’s Search for Meaning Conference about Creating the Life You Want and to other groups on Turning Dreams into Reality.

With years of experience presenting, she has weathered all sorts of presentation venues and snafus, and has adapted her talks to suit the needs of various organizations. She is a former President of Toastmasters and used Toastmasters to help refine her skills.

Here she shares tips for Speaking with Confidence.

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Book Lovers Night Out Discussion with Authors Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, Nancy Horan, George Shannon, and Wendy Hinman

Listen to a lively discussion about books and writing with authors Wendy Hinman, Susan Wiggs, Kevin O’Brien, George Shannon, and Nancy Horan here: https://youtu.be/0g-qZa_tEd0

#books #writing #NewYorkTimes #bestselling #authors

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Celebrate Sailing and Sailstice via a Virtual Vacation

Take a virtual vacation with adventurer, speaker, and award-winning author Wendy Hinman, benefiting the Ventura County Library Foundation.

Tightwads on the Loose is a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small violently rocking sailboat where she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman and Suzy Homemaker. It’s full of humor and armchair thrills.  Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire tells the story of her husband’s nearly disastrous voyage around the world as a boy, during which he was shipwrecked at the age of fourteen. Together with his family, they salvaged and rebuilt their boat (once they were rescued) and completed their journey around the globe despite formidable obstacles including wild weather, threats from pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation in a journey that tested them to their limits. Sea Trials has been named a Kirkus best book and has earned glowing reviews in the national press.

Wendy will share sea stories from these adventures and tidbits about how she crafted these sea stories into award-winning books. This Zoom event promises to be an afternoon of entertaining travel yarns. Funds raised will fund literacy, STEAM and internet accessibility.

Register at WENDY HINMAN – Sailor, Author, Speaker by WENDY HINMAN — Sailor, Adventurer, Author (givelively.org)

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the recording: https://www.vclibraryfoundation.org/events/

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Wendy Hinman @Book Lovers Night Out, Thursday February 18

https://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org/book-lovers-night-out.aspx

Featuring George Shannon, a favorite children’s storyteller and librarian, will feature Wendy Hinman, who lived her swashbuckling tale Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire; Nancy Horan, famed historical fiction author of Loving Frank and Under the Wide and Starry SkyKevin O’Brien, best-selling author whose gripping suspense novels like The Night She Disappeared will haunt you; and Susan Wiggs, beloved author whose latest book, The Lost and Found Bookshop answers the question, “If you had to start over, what would you do and who would you be?”

For more information, please visit: https://www.bainbridgepubliclibrary.org/book-lovers-night-out.aspx

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the recording: https://youtu.be/0g-qZa_tEd0

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“A whale of a tale!” #Bookreview in Marianas Variety Newspaper


“A whale of a tale! Hinman adeptly takes readers on a vividly detailed journey. Enjoy Tightwads On the Loose. You’ll thank me.”

“The book is entitled “Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey” by Wendy Hinman and was published in 2012. It recounts the adventures of Wendy and her husband as they sailed around the Pacific beginning in 2001. Starting in Seattle, Washington, they sailed along the coast of North America to Mexico, crossed to the Marquesas, Tuamotus, Bora Bora and Tahiti, Rarotonga, Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, the Solomons, Kiribati, Kwajalein, Pohnpei, Saipan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Taiwan, Okinawa and Japan, before returning to Seattle seven years later. Phew!

They did not have much money, and the 31-foot sailboat they lived on would not be characterized as luxurious by anyone. In fact, they often chose their next port of call based on where free accommodations could be had. When other sailing couples motored into the marina from their live-aboard boats, Wendy and her husband rowed a small dinghy from the cheap cove. More than once, they had to take jobs where they landed because they did not have enough money to pay for repairs.

Although it is primarily a recounting of their adventures, the author is at her best when she describes her marriage and how the joys and pains of the voyage help her grow as a person and how they affect her relationship with her husband. I love an author who looks outward to notice the waterfalls and dance festivals, but at the same time looks inward to describe the personal transformation taking place, taking note of the way they both impact and are impacted by the people and places they experience. Others agree. Note these reviews:

“Alternately hilarious, exciting and thought provoking, Tightwads on the Loose tells what happens when two people with very disparate personalities set out in a too small boat with a too small budget. It will take you on a glorious romp around the Pacific.” — Elsie Hulsizer, author Glaciers, Bears & Totems and Voyages to Windward

“Lively, thoughtful and entertaining. As the best cruising memoirs do, “Tightwads” rises above the pack by providing more than just the vicarious thrill of experiencing exotic anchorages and storms at sea. Hinman adeptly takes readers on a vividly detailed journey, but the book also delves deeper.” — Three Sheets Northwest

From the back cover of the book:

“Imagine spending 24 hours a day with your spouse in 31 not-so-square feet…for years; crossing the Pacific Ocean on two gallons of fuel; and tossing spaghetti marinara around your living room, then cleaning it up while bouncing like ice in a martini shaker. Tightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth’s large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most ‘necessities’ and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless ‘character-building opportunities.’ They make a long-anticipated visit to the island where Garth had been shipwrecked as a teenager, only to find it had become a penal colony. An electronic catastrophe in the Solomon Islands leaves them without navigation equipment, which forces them to trade their free-wheeling lifestyle for one that seems straight out of a ’60s sitcom: jobs at a U.S. Army base in the Marshall Islands. In Asia, they dodge typhoons and ships that threaten to turn their home into kindling. Finally they endure a grueling 49-day nonstop ocean crossing. None of this prepares them for their arrival ‘home’ to a post-9/11 America which leaves them wondering what had changed more, them or the world.”

The book is a joy to read. I cannot wait to start her second book, “Sea Trials.” Enjoy “Tightwads on the Loose.” You will thank me.”

BC Cook, PhD lived on Saipan and has taught history for 20 years. He travels the Pacific but currently resides on the mainland U.S.



Read the full review here:
https://mvariety.com/views/bc-s-tales-of-the-pacific-tightwads-on-the-loose/article_1770c7b7-d3d7-5a74-a3f3-90f1c682cc9a.html

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Seattle Boat Virtual Show 2021: Cruising the Inside Passage to Alaska with Wendy Hinman

Learn the ins and outs of Cruising the Inside Passage through British Columbia to Alaska with Wendy Hinman at the Seattle Virtual Boat Show.

Wendy Hinman will share highlights cruising to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back. These remote cruising grounds feature natural phenomena like glaciers, waterfalls, and hot springs; as well as wildlife including whales, bears, otters and more; and a native culture like no other. Get a taste for the possibilities and how to make the most of the time you have.

This talk will include valuable tips for trip planning, resources available, and potential pitfalls to help you prepare.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 11am-12pm.

Show begins Thursday, January 28, 2021 and runs through Sunday January 31.. Don’t miss it! For more information, visit: https://seattleboatshow.com/seminars/sunday/

Get your tickets here: https://seattleboatshow.com/register/

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Book Event: Take a Virtual Vacation While Supporting Ventura County Library

Take a virtual vacation with adventurer, speaker, and award-winning author WENDY HINMAN

Tightwads on the Loose is a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small, violently rocking sailboat where she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman and Suzy Homemaker. It’s full of humor and armchair thrills.

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire tells the story of her husband’s nearly disastrous voyage around the world as a boy, during which he was shipwrecked at the age of 14. Together with his family, they salvaged and rebuilt their boat (once they were rescued) and completed their journey around the globe despite formidable obstacles including wild weather, threats from pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation in a journey that tested them to their limits. Sea Trials has been named a Kirkus best book and has earned glowing reviews in the national press.

Wendy will share sea stories from these adventures and tidbits about how she crafted these sea stories into award-winning books. This Zoom event promises to be an afternoon of entertaining travel yarns.

Thursday, March 4, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Listen to the announcement: Enjoy a Virtual Vacation with Author Wendy Hinman March 4th

Virtually presented by the Ventura County Library Foundation, dedicated to providing literacy and online access to all Ventura County residents. We are a 501(c)3, Tax ID# 46-2770894.

Visit us at www.vclibraryfoundation.org.

Direct questions to events@vclibraryfoundation.org.

For tickets, including copies of one or both books, visit:

https://secure.givelively.org/event/ventura-county-library-foundation/wendy-hinman-sailor-adventurer-author/wendy-hinman-sailor-author-speaker

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Merry Christmas!

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