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 wild weather, pirates, gun boats, mines and thieves, and starvation in a trial that tests them to their limits. More

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About Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and the award-winning author of two books, Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. Tightwads on the Loose 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 or Suzy Homemaker. It's full of humor and armchair thrills. Tightwads on the Loose was selected for the literature program for Western Washington University, won the Journey Award for best true life adventure story and was selected as a top travel book for women. Sea Trials, her eagerly anticipated second book (April 2017), has earned a Kirkus starred review ( and it is racking up many other favorable reviews already.

Hinman is a sought-after speaker who has presented around the world for a number of years and is a club president of Toastmasters International. Her talks are filled with humor and inspiration as well as specific tips and examples. She frequently presents her entertaining tales at libraries, bookstores, and private clubs, as well as in media interviews. For more information, visit Listen to some of her interviews at:

She is currently the editor of the Writers Connection, a bi-monthly newsletter on the craft of writing featuring NYT best selling authors. To subscribe, send an email to, with "Subscribe" typed in the subject line.

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