Tightwads on the Loose wins Readers Favorite Book Awards!

Great news to brighten a rainy week!
Tightwads on the Loose Silver Winner Readers Favorites

“This book is the next best thing to going on a seven-year odyssey itself!”

Read the review here: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/tightwads-on-the-loose.

Stand by for more news on the audio version of this popular travel adventure.

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Wendy Hinman at the Wooden Boat Festival 2019

Over 300 gorgeous wooden boats, 120 presentations, dozens of exhibitors, live music all day every day, great food and camaraderie. Don’t miss this fun event in Port Townsend September 5-8, 2019.

Photo of Wooden Boat Festival

Photo courtesy of the NW Maritime Center Port Townsend

Come to see the boats, stay for the engaging seminars from renowned speakers from all over the world.

For more details about this annual classic Port Townsend festival, please visit: https://nwmaritime.org/wooden-boat-festival/

Wendy Hinman will be sharing her humor and lively stories along with her wisdom gleaned from many years of racing and cruising many thousands of miles on all sorts of boats. As a bonus, Wendy will be part of a phenomenal gathering of offshore women sailors will have a lively discussion led by Ace Spragg and also featuring Lin Pardey, Nancy Erley, Tiffany Looney, and Theresa Carey. Come hear their insights and experiences. This is going to be a Festival Highlight – rarely do you get this many extraordinary women sailors in the same place at the same time! https://2019woodenboatfestival.sched.com/

Here’s the full schedule of presentations:

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Flashback on Ocean Planet with Bruce Schwab

Flashback fun: Here’s a clip of an interview and boat tour with Bruce Schwab, who Garth and I helped prepare for the Southern Ocean during the Around Alone Race stopover in New Zealand. As my audio book narrator prepares this chapter of Tightwads on the Loose, I am going through a bit of nostalgia and thought I’d share this memory. It was a great experience being shore crew and I still love catching up with Bruce at the boat shows.


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Wendy Hinman Reviews Books for Foreword Reviews

Wendy Hinman writes book reviews for Foreword and Clarion Reviews. Here’s a link to all her reviews.

Among her favorite discoveries:

Cooperative Lives by Patrick Finegan
A literary novel set in New York City: “Ambitious and sophisticated, Cooperative Lives is a diverse and gorgeous tapestry of character studies” with a twist. Read the full review here: https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/cooperative-lives/

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Wendy Hinman to Present at Write on the Sound 2019 Conference

Along with Beth Jusino and Christy Karras, Wendy Hinman will present Travel Writing tips at the 34th annual conference Write on the Sound Conference, in Edmonds, Washington October 4, 5 & 6, 2019.

These conferences are a good value and usually sell out quickly, so don’t wait to register. Here’s a link to the full WOTS conference schedule: http://www.writeonthesound.com/conference-information/all-conf-schedules.html

Write on the Sound Conference
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020

Saturday, October 5, 5:30-7:00 Book Signing Reception Book signing with all the conference authors.

Sunday, October 6, 2019 3:00pm, Travel Writing for Fun and (Possibly) Profit Panel with Beth Jusino, Moderator, Kristy Karras and Wendy Hinman

For more information, visit WOTS
http://www.writeonthesound.com/ or visit the WOTS Facebook page.

Beth Jusino is an award-winning writer, editor, and book publishing consultant in Seattle, Washington. She’s the author of The Author’s Guide to Marketing and Walking to the End of the World, and she has ghostwritten or collaborated on half a dozen additional titles.

Christy Karras has written about the arts, outdoors, and travel for publications including the New York Times, Salt Lake Tribune, and Seattle Times, and the author of multiple travel books, as well as an editor and author of non-travel books.

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer and the award-winning author of two travel adventure books. She has written for a variety of publications.

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Wendy Hinman at Boaters Fair on Bainbridge June 9

Please join us at Boaters Fair!

Wendy Hinman will be chatting with boaters and selling her two award-winning books, Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. She plans also be selling swag for Team Sail Like a Girl, the first all-women team and monohull to win the Race to Alaska. Since the team is racing again, they can’t be there in person but you can help cheer them on by buying and wearing their sporty gear.

Plan to bring the whole family for a day of fun. There are lots of activities on deck at this FREE event for you and your family. Learn how to do knot-tying, come to the nautical swap meet, watch a helicopter rescue demonstration and choose a boat to try out!

Event highlights will also include:

• Learn about the Bainbridge Island Police Department’s Marine Services Unit. Tour our 33-foot SAFE Boat, “Marine 8″, that’s used for search and rescue missions, vessel assistance and environmental response, among others. You can also check out “Marine 11” – an 18-foot vessel that is often used for boating safety checks, boater education and enforcement of “No-Wake Zones” around Bainbridge Island. Learn about knot-tying, cruise planning and vessel inspections with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. They’ll also have activities for the kids.

• Have some nautical items to get rid of? Bring them to the nautical swap meet sponsored by the Eagle Harbor Yacht Club. The club will also host a human-powered fun race in Eagle Harbor.

• Watch a Helicopter rescue demonstration over the water!

• Try paddle boarding and kayaking with Exotic Aquatics Scuba and Kayaking. Experienced paddlers can join in the “Race to the Rock” at 10 AM from the dock to Blakely Rock and back. Staff will be offering free 15-minute demos from 10 AM to 1 PM of the Eddyline kayak fleet and a selection of Pau Hana paddle boards, as well as a kayak safety class. They will also have a kayak instructor on hand as well as their kayak guides to answer questions, teach general paddling strokes (as requested), inform participants, and demonstrate fun kayaking tricks.

• Come aboard the Sea Scout Ship Yankee Clipper, a 44-foot sail-training vessel which provides a “hands-on” maritime program for youth. They will offer FREE rides during the event.

• Join Bainbridge Island Rowing for a free hands-on preview to learn more about the exciting sport of rowing!

• Meet Steve Rhoades to hear about his adventures in the SEVENTY48.

• Sign up to be a captain on the City’s Emergency Flotilla or to be a Dock Host this summer.

• Meet those who write about, live upon, and work on local vessels such as “True”.

• Try your hand in the GIANT CANOE Pull with Udo Wald, or join a friendly human powered race to Blakley Rock with Rich Seubert.

• Learn to rig with the best high school sailors we’ve got!

• Learn about all the BIPRD Aquatic Programs on Bainbridge Island.

• Meet your local Ham Radio club.

• Try your hand at the heaving lines and haul away with Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation.

• Meet City staff and members of the Marine Access Committee for information about water quality, marine access and other programs.

• Get your clean boater swag from Washington Sea Grant.

• Come aboard WALTER, Washington’s All-equipped Law Enforcement Training & Education Resource boat

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Wendy Hinman featured among Literary Voices

Wendy Hinman’s Sea Trials is featured in this distinguished group of literary voices as part of Libraries Unbound

Find out more about all the great authors featured here: https://guides.lib.uw.edu/c.php?g=887906&p=6382187

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Sailing Illustrated TV features Wendy Hinman

Watch the presentation and interview with Wendy Hinman, filmed at St. Francis Yacht Club. She shares snippets from her sailing adventure stories.  Watch here:

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Wendy Hinman at the Wednesday Yachting Luncheon Wednesday April 10 at St. Francis YC

Apr 10 Award-Winning Author – Afloat, Aground and Around the World

Wendy Hinman, Adventurer, Pacific Circumnavigator, Award Winning Author

Join Wendy Hinman at the Wednesday Yachting Luncheon at St. Francis Yacht Club on Wednesday April 10 at 11:30am for sea stories.

Ever consider just sailing off into the sunset? After years trotting the globe for business and vacation travel, Wendy Hinman, did just that.  This adventurer and the award winning author of two sailing books will share highlights from her 34,000-mile, seven-year voyage around the Pacific with her husband Garth Wilcox aboard a 31-foot sailboat.  She will share a family’s struggle to complete a circumnavigation despite a shipwreck, wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines, thieves, dengue fever, near-starvation, scurvy and more. Come hear about their harrowing adventures and ask Wendy to autograph one (or both) of her books, Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey and Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire.

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Wendy Hinman a featured author at Libraries Unbound in May 2019

It’s an honor to be among the select few authors invited to participate in this event honoring, books, authors, and libraries.

For more details, visit: http://www.lib.washington.edu/support/events/librariesunbound

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