We are so happy to welcome Adventurer/Author Wendy Hinman back to the bookshop to tell us about her new book, Sea Trials! This book tells the true story of her husband's experiences as a young person sailing with his parents.
About the book: 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.
About the author: Wendy Hinman is the award-winning author of Tightwads on the Loose, the story of her 34,000-mile seven-year voyage aboard a 31-foot boat with her husband, Garth Wilcox, the teenage hero of Sea Trials. She is currently the Editor of the Writers Connection and a sought-after speaker on turning dreams into reality—or succumbing to delusions and the crazy adventures they provoke.