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.