Rhea D. Smith


Rhea Smith, born 1965 in Fort Meyers, Florida, was raised aboard mullet boats, handmade tugboats, freighters and barges back when she was a kid. As she grew, she tried to get an education, but it didn’t stick. So she went off on adventures, working in commercial shipping & salvage before giving it all up for the good life — sailing! She has moved around all her life, and has not settled down yet.

She started working on the book in 2010, and is very proud to become an author. She hopes you will enjoy voyaging with her in Dagny Rocks.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like the idea of owning my content. It's mine, mine MINE!
What do you read for pleasure?
I've been reading the news feeds on my mobile device. And of course, I've been looking at Dagny Rocks - it's so neat how the text flows and I love how you can touch a word and the definition pops up. I've been reading up on drug abuse lately, but usually I go for interesting writers like T.C. Boyle, Paul Theroux, Annie Proulx. I used to love Robert A. Heinlein but I outgrew that genre. I really like Robertson Davies. His stuff is convoluted, he could be a doctor, a humorist, a politician, historian - details are entwined in devilish tales which stimulate and challenge the reader's mind. I can't stand that romance crap.
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Where to find Rhea D. Smith online


Dagny Rocks
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 148,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Rhea grows up in the hippie days of the 70's aboard a hand-built, ocean-going tugboat. Later she joins Icelander Petur on his big sailing ketch. With an ever-changing crew, Dagny voyages nearly non-stop happily surviving mechanical failures, ripped sails, a keel conversion, irate port captains, multiple mast-removals, and two Newfoundland winters.

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