Seattle area author Wendy Hinman set to launch new book with events


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For most sailors, a shipwreck might end the dream of circumnavigating the globe. But not for the Wilcox family.

In SEA TRIALS, Seattle-area author Wendy Hinman (Tightwads on the Loose) recounts the Wilcox family’s incredible high seas adventure as they set off in 1973 to sail around the world aboard their 40-foot sailboat, Vela. Thirteen months later, they are shipwrecked on a coral reef with a gaping hole in the side of their boat.

After 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?

To triumph, these pioneers 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 this 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 on a trial that tests them to their limits.

SEA TRIALS official release is April 1, and there a number of speaking and signing appearances where you can catch Hinman.

Upcoming SEA TRIALS events include:

March 9: Corinthian Yacht Club Seattle at Shilshole, 6-8:30 p.m. Presentation and party, CYC 7755 Seaview Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98117. (206) 789-1919

March 16: Ravenna Third Place Books, 7 p.m. Presentation and book signing; Pre-launch party. 6504 20th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115. (206) 525-2347

April 1: 3 p.m. Magnolia Bookstore. 3206 W. McGraw St., Seattle, WA 98199. (206) 283-1062. Official Book Launch Day

April 6-9: various times, Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, Richmond, CA. Presentations and signings.

April 13: 7 p.m., Corinthian Yacht Club of San Francisco. Presentation and signing.

April 28: 1 p.m., KPTZ 91.9 Port Townsend radio interview with host Phil Andrus on Tossed Salad program.

May 4: 7 p.m., Eagle Harbor Book Company. Presentation and book signing. 157 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

June 2017 East Coast: Cape Cod, Mystic Seaport, Newport RI, Massachusetts, details TBA

July 3, 2017 3pm. Liberty Bay Books Presentation and book signing. 18881 Front St NE # D, Poulsbo, WA 98370

More events to come. Visit the events page on www.wendyhinman.com for most up-to-date information.

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http://www.threesheetsnw.com/blog/2017/03/seattle-area-author-wendy-hinman-set-to-launch-new-book-with-local-events/

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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 and the stubbornness of dreams. Sea Trials is the timeless story of a family and their struggle to finish what they started. Follow the daunting challenges they face and get a glimpse of the fascinating cultures they encounter in a story with enough levity to keep readers of all ages hooked to a suspenseful, satisfying ending.

A shipwreck might end a dream of circumnavigating the globe. Not for the Wilcox family. 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?

*Selected as a Kirkus Book of the Month.

Don’t miss this real-life “modern, swashbuckling adventure.”

To learn more about this fantastic bookstore, visit their website:

http://www.eagleharborbooks.com/

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Celebrate Wendy Hinman’s new book March 16th

Be one of the first to get your hands on Wendy Hinman’s new book, Sea Trials at a book party at Ravenna Third Place Books

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017, 7pm
Event: New book from Award winning author Wendy Hinman: Sea Trials
Location: Third Place Books, Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 525-2347

Reading at University Bookstore

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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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CYC Seattle Celebration Featuring Wendy Hinman

Get a Sneak Peek at Wendy Hinman’s new book, Sea Trials, at Seattle’s Corinthian Yacht Club

Join fellow members and friends for this exclusive event. Limited copies will be available before the book officially goes on sale. You can be one of the first to get your hands on a copy!

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 6pm
Seattle’s Corinthian Yacht Club
CYC Clubhouse, Pier V, Shilshole Marina
7755 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle WA 98117
t (206) 789-1919
No host bar and snacks

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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 as Christmas Island and the New Hebrides, this exhilarating book should appeal to any would-be explorer who has stood at the prow of a ship and dreamed of the possibilities. Highly readable and sufficiently evocative to sense the scent of sea air in the pages.—Kirkus Reviews (starred review).

Read the full review here:

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/wendy-hinman/sea-trials1/

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2017 Seattle Boat Show Special

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Only at the 2017 Seattle Boat Show! January 27-February 4 . . .
Wendy Hinman has a surprise for the 2017 Seattle Boat Show! Come visit her at Captains Nautical Supply booth at the top of the concourse steps to find out about it.

Picture of the Seattle Boat Show

The West Coast's Largest Boat Show - the Seattle Boat Show, Indoors + Afloat - kicks off January 27 and runs through February 4, 2017. The Seattle Boat Show features ~1,000 boats for every budget designed to meet every recreational need featured at CenturyLink Field, plus world class yachts, trawlers and more at South Lake Union. The show, the largest on the West Coast, features a free shuttle service between the two venues. For more information, visit www.seattleaboatshow.com.

Presentations and topic by Wendy Hinman:
1/29 Sunday 10:15am Comfort Afloat
1/30 Monday 4:15pm Cruising on a Budget
2/3 Friday 2:15pm Keeping Your Relationship off the Rocks
2/4 Saturday 2pm Provisioning Tips

For seminar details, click here

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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 shipwreck, rebuilding a boat on a remote island, and threats from wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, a broken rig, scurvy and starvation. Sea Trials is a timeless story of struggle in the pursuit of a dream, filled with incredible challenges, glimpses of the fascinating cultures they encounter and enough levity to keep readers of all ages hooked to a suspenseful, satisfying ending.

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire
by Wendy Hinman, award-winning author of Tightwads on the Loose
(Genre: Travel, Biography, True-life adventure, family drama, sailing)
ISBN 978-09848350-3-4
Paperback edition 434 Pages, including photographs and a glossary
Published 2017, Salsa Press Paperback $20, eBook $5.99
This gripping story will appeal to readers of all ages: adults, young adults and even kids.

The full description:

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 in the side of their boat.

After 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?

To triumph, these pioneers 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 and pesky bureaucrats and cockroaches as stubborn as this 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 on a trial that tests them to their limits.

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Advance Reviews:

“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 with each other, repair the wreck and most of all, to keep going. The only thing missing are recipes for their extreme-budget meals!” Debra Daniels-Zeller author of The Northwest Vegetarian Cookbook

“A satisfying read about the costs and rewards of human endeavor and the effects they have on a family.” Jan Burak Schwert, author of Geezers’ Guide to the Galaxy: A Lifetime of Travel Encounters

“A nail-biting adventure story with thought-provoking lessons for today’s sailors.”
–Elsie Hulsizer, author of Voyages to Windward and Glaciers, Bears and Totems

“Hinman has written a compelling story of a family’s quest to sail around the world, a trip that starts with equal parts of hope and hubris and becomes a survival tale as the family surmounts one obstacle after another to keep their ship afloat.” Sharon L. Morris, Adventure Travel Writer

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Listen to an Interview with Wendy Hinman from September 2016 on KPTZ

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During the 40th Annual Wooden Boat Festival, KPTZ’s radio hosts Phil Andrus and Steve Evans conducted a live interview with Wendy Hinman, author of the award winning book, Tightwads on the Loose. Listen to the segment here. Wendy Hinman with KPTZ at Wooden Boat Festival

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Wendy Hinman at Indie Author Day

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Writers Connection Editor Wendy Hinman will be at Indie Author Day at the University Place Library in Tacoma on October 8th. Indie Author Day features a local writer exhibition in the UP Civic Center atrium. The event will take place between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. We would love to have you come be a part of the activity. Also featuring a free live webinar at 11am where you can learn more about publishing from a panel of experts, including Jon Fine, Robin Cutler, Kiera Parrott, Jim Blanton and L. Penelope.
Date: October 8th, 2016, 11am-2pm
Location details: 3609 Market Place W, University Place WA 98466

http://indieauthorday.com/

Details about the live streaming webinar at:

http://indieauthorday.com/blog/streaming-at-a-library-near-you/

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