Wendy Hinman presents sea stories @ Thirdplace Books in Seward Park June 7

Join us for an evening with author Wendy Hinman and her new book, Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Sailing Wire on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm.

A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. 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 a coral reef, with surf tearing a huge hole into the side of their boat.

With years invested in saving money, preparing the boat, and learning to navigate by the stars, parents Chuck and Dawn refuse to give up. Fourteen-year-old Garth is determined to continue, while eleven-year-old Linda never wanted to go in the first place. Can they overcome the emotional, physical and financial challenges to transform from castaways into circumnavigators?

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and the award-winning author of two books, Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. She is currently the editor of the Writers Connection, a newsletter on the craft of writing.

Come in and listen to sea stories, browse, and pick up a signed copy of these riveting sea tales from this award-winning author.

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Wendy Hinman presents at the Shelton Timberlake Library May 24

On Thursday, May 24th at 5:30 pm, Wendy Hinman will beat the Shelton Timberlake Library to share sea stories.

Join award-winning author Wendy Hinman as she discusses Sea Trials, her suspenseful tale of the Wilcox family and their struggles in pursuit of a dream to sail around the world. It’s a true story of the determination and survival of parents and their teenage children as they face of shipwreck, wild weather, pirates, thieves, gun boats, mines, scurvy, and starvation.
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Upcoming Events for Wendy Hinman


After a brief respite, my schedule heats up again. Here’s what’s coming up:
Signing, Barnes & Noble in Federal Way on Saturday, May 19 11am-4pm
Author Festival, Island Books on Mercer Island on Sunday from 2-4pm
Presentation, Third Place Books in Seward Park at 7pm on Thursday, June 7
Presentation, Kings Books at 2pm in Tacoma on Saturday June 9

Pick up a signed copy from this award-winning author.

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Wendy Hinman to sign books at Barnes & Noble Federal Way, WA May 19


Wendy Hinman to sign books at Barnes & Noble Federal Way May 19, from 11am on. Come chat with the author and take home a signed copy of Sea Trials, her Kirkus Best Book of the year and Foreward Reviews Finalist for Best Book of the Year. Read the review of this highly acclaimed book here.

Barnes & Noble Federal Way Pavilions Centre
31325 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-839-2535

For more details, please visit: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2706

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Wendy Hinman to present at the Seattle Yacht Club Luncheon on Friday, May 4

Speaking of Ocean Crossings …

At the Seattle Yacht Club Luncheon On Friday May 4 at 11:30am in the Ward Room, award-winning author Wendy Hinman will share the exciting story of a harrowing circumnavigation from her newest book, Sea Trials. A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. Not for the Wilcox family. To triumph, they must rebuild their boat on a remote Pacific island. Damage sustained on the reef and a lack of resources haunt them the rest of the way around the world as they face daunting obstacles, including wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, plus pesky bureaucrats and cockroaches as stubborn as the family. Without a working engine and no way to communicate with the outside world, they struggle to reach home before their broken rig comes crashing down and they run out of food in a trial that tests them to their limits. Her presentations are filled with humor and hard-won lessons that amuse and inspire.

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Wendy Hinman writes about a BC Forest Ranger Workboat Turned Pleasure Craft

Read the full article here: http://www.nwyachting.com/articles/hecate-immortal/

Visit the MV Hecate Ranger FaceBook Page at https://www.facebook.com/HecateRanger/

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Sea Trials selected a finalist in Foreward Reviews Best Books of 2017!

https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/books/sea-trials/

Announcing the 2017 Foreword INDIES Finalists

As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Reviews is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.

More than 2,000 entries spread across 68 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided by a panel of judges across the country, reflecting Foreword’s readership of booksellers and librarians.

The complete list of finalists can be found at:

https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/finalists/2017/

“Choosing finalists for the INDIES is always the highlight of our year, but the job is very difficult due to the high quality of submissions,” said Victoria Sutherland, founder/publisher of Foreword Reviews. “Each new book award season proves again how independent publishers are the real innovators in the industry.”

Winners in each genre—along with Editor’s Choice Prize winners and Foreword’s INDIE Publisher of the Year—will be announced June 15, 2018 on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Wendy Hinman to share Sea Stories with Klein High School in Houston, TX

Wendy Hinman will share Sea Stories with students at Klein High School in Houston, TX on Tuesday March 20. According to their posts and their English teacher, Kylee Nau, they are very excited to find out more about this family that was shipwrecked a year into their voyage.

Sea Stories: Exploring the World Under Sail

Imagine setting off aboard a small sailboat, living off the grid for years, and being shipwrecked at 14!
Wendy Hinman, award winning author, will share adventures afloat from a nearly disastrous voyage around the world. After the family was rescued, they rebuilt the boat and finished sailing the rest of the way around the world, quite a feat considering the obstacles they faced.

From teacher Kylee Nau:

“I read some bits of your interview to my 1st period class this morning after hanging up the posters [about our assembly] and their jaws dropped! I have several sign-ups already from that class alone.”
And the day before the event: “We’ve been reading the Prologue in all of my classes today and the kids are stoked!”

Contact Wendy Hinman for a school visit today.

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Wendy Hinman to sign books at Barnes & Noble Federal Way, WA March 4


Wendy Hinman to sign books at Barnes & Noble Federal Way March 4, from 11am on. Come chat with the author and take home a signed copy of Sea Trials, her Kirkus Best Book of the year. Read the review of this highly acclaimed book here.

Barnes & Noble Federal Way Pavilions Centre
31325 Pacific Highway South
Federal Way, WA 98003
253-839-2535

For more details, please visit: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2706

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Sea Trials reviewed in Northwest Yachting

“It is exciting and interesting to see the family grow into their sea legs and learn how to live at sea. It is fascinating to be transported back to a time not that long ago when GPS wasn’t even a dream, and digital communication would have solved most of the issues the family faced. … Hinman’s book is definitely worthy of a space on your bookshelf for a time when you can enjoy the immersion into the Wilcox family’s adventure-filled trip around the world. —Northwest Yachting Magazine

Read the full review NW Yachting – ST book review.

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