Wendy Hinman is the author of two award winning books and a regular contributor to a number of publications.
Wendy Hinman’s award winning book, Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven-Year Pacific Odyssey, about her seven year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat with her husband has garnered rave reviews and has consistently been selling well. It hit the top 100 on Amazon books and has been a best seller and named a “staff favorite” at a number of bookstores. Available in paperback and as an eBook and now available as an audio book. Hinman is also the author of Sea Trials: Around the World With Duct Tape and Bailing Wire, the gripping story of her husband Garth’s voyage around the globe with his family when he was a teenager. It’s been named a Kirkus Best Book.
She writes articles for a variety of publications and writes book reviews for Foreword Reviews Magazine.
Book Reviews: (Some favorites)
The Road to San Donato by Robert Cocuzzo, Foreword Reviews
On Wings of a Lion by Susan Wakeford Angard, Clarion Reviews
Cooperative Lives by Patrick Finegan, Clarion Reviews
Borderline Citizen by Robin Hemley, Foreword Reviews
The Girlfriend Mom by Dani Alpert, Clarion Reviews
Rules for the Southern Rulebreaker by Katherine Snow Smith, Foreword Reviews
Little Anton 3-Part Series by John W. Warner IV, Clarion Reviews
Prince of Mournful Thoughts by Caroline Kim, Foreword Reviews
The Wind Traveler by Alonso Cueto and translated by Frank Wynne and Jessie Mendez Sayer, Foreword Reviews
My Little Town by D. B. Tipmore, Foreword Reviews
Midnight’s Borders by Suchitra Vijayan, Foreword Reviews *Starred Review
Racing for America by James C. Nicholson, Foreword Reviews
Big Bad by Whitney Collins, Foreword Reviews, Starred Review *
Becoming a Democracy by Kristin Eberhard, Clarion Reviews
Anyone for Edmund? by Simon Edge, Foreword Reviews
Secret History of Here by Alistair Moffatt, Foreword Reviews *Starred Review
Skiing into the Bright Open by Liv Arneson, Foreword Reviews
Murder Most Fair by Anna Lee Huber, Foreword Reviews
In the Name of Emmet Till by Robert H. Mayer, Foreword Reviews
Lioness by Mark Powell, Foreword Reviews *Starred Review
Letters From Clara edited by Janet Newman, Foreword Reviews
However Long the Day by Justin Reed, Foreword Reviews
Life Lived Wild by Rick Ridgeway, Foreword Reviews
Fugutive Colours by Nancy Bilyeau, Foreword Reviews
Birds, Beasts and Bedlam by Derek Gow, Foreword Reviews
A Time of Birds by Helen Moat, Foreword Reviews
Interview with Robert Cocuzzo, author of The Road to San Donato in Foreword Reviews Magazine.
Interview with Justin Reed, author of However Long the Day in Foreword Reviews Magazine.
“This Too Shall Pass” in Women Who Sail Magazine
Velella: A Boat and Her Legacy
“Shipwrecked!” in Sail Magazine
The star of Tightwads, Velella, is profiled in Three Sheets Northwest.
Quarantine Life: Boatbuilding during the Corona Virus Pandemic clip in Points East Magazine.
A profile of Wendy Hinman in the September 2012 48North.
10 Tips for Voyaging on the Cheap, Three Sheets Northwest
Docking without a hitch, Three Sheets Northwest
Wendy’s review of Herb McCormick’s book “As Long As It’s Fun.” (http://threesheetsnw.com/blog/2014/04/as-long-as-its-fun-the-pardeys-are-more-than-sailing-purists/)
An Article Wendy Hinman wrote about the Thunderbird, a Northwest Classic for Northwest Yachting. September 2016
An Article Wendy Hinman wrote about trawlers, Origin of the Species for Northwest Yachting. July 2016
Building a Nesting Dinghy Voyages Mag 2014, Voyages Magazine
Building a Keelboat-Hauling Trailer, Voyages Magazine
An essay by Wendy Hinman is featured in the book: We Came to Say: A Collection of Memoir. Book launched August 24, 2011 at Third Place Books. Click here for purchase details.
Wendy is the editor for the Writers Connection newsletter. Each month we feature an interview with an established author or publishing industry insider. Past interviews have featured New York Times best selling authors Garth Stein and Erik Larson, plus Mary Guterson, Jim Lynch, and Carol Cassella. Learn how reknowned writers honed their craft and made their way towards publishing success. Click here to subscribe to the Writers Connection newsletter.
One of Wendy’s pieces, The (Almost) Final Frontier, won a 2011 Solas award for best travel writing.
Here’s a recent interview Wendy Hinman did about her 34,000-mile seven year trip, on a site which also features interesting interviews with famous cruising sailors, like Lynn and Larry Pardey, Beth Leonard and Evans Starzinger. Full story here.
Visit Wendy Hinman’s blog, Velella’s Adventures in Waterworld, for windblown tales of saltwater and corrosion from her seven year 34,000-mile odyssey around the Pacific plus tips for prospective bluewater cruisers, which have inspired countless others also inflicted with wanderlust.
An article Wendy wrote about sailing in Japan is featured in Voyages Magazine.
An article Wendy wrote about Building a Keelboat Hauling Trailer on a remote atoll in the Marshall Islands is featured in Voyages Magazine.
Wendy was invited to guest blog for Writing is My Drink, by Huffington Post contributor and author of How to Sleep Alone in a King Sized Bed, Theo Pauline Nestor. Visit her post here.
Wendy Hinman writes regularly for 48 North Magazine, and Latitude 38.
Here’s a link to Wendy’s articles in Latitude 38. Here’s a link to Wendy’s articles in 48 North Magazine.
Her articles have also been published in Hebe Jebees (Hong Kong).
Wendy and Garth’s story has been featured twice in Kazi Magazine, Japan’s national sailing magazine. November 2002 and October 2007.
Some of Wendy’s updates about their voyage have been featured on the Corinthian Yacht Club website and Leadline publications.
Some of her older work can be found on the Workz.com website, which also syndicated the content to a myriad of other sites. Most of these articles featured time sensitive information.
Below are some stories she’s authored:
- A Slow Boat To China (August, 2006)
- The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (July, 2003)
- Passage to Minerva Reef (September, 2002)
- Tonga To New Zealand (January, 2002)
- Rarotonga, Cook Islands (December, 2001)
- Tahiti (October, 2001)
- Mexico To The Marquesas (July 2001)
- Zihuatanejo Northward (April, 2001)
- Feliz Año Nuevo, Z-Town (February, 2001)
- Vancouver Island, B.C. (November, 2000)
**The journey undertaken by Wendy Hinman and Garth Wilcox has often been cited as an example of cruising simply by the editors of Latitude 38 Magazine.
Below are PDFs of some stories she’s authored for 48 North:
- Puget Sound Spring Regatta (May 2009)
- Grand Prix (Dec 2008) 48N
- Whidbey Island Race Week (Sept 2009)
- Puget Sound Sailing Championships (Nov 2008)
- J-Fest Regatta (Jul 2008)
- National Offshore One Design Regatta (Jun 2008)
- Duwamish Head (Feb 2008)
- Grand Prix (Dec 2007)
Wendy shares book marketing tips with Book Publishers Network here: http://bookpublishersnw.com/2014/03/25/book-marketing-tips/