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 (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revie...) 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 http://wendyhinman.com. Listen to some of her interviews at: http://wendyhinman.com/media-buzz/

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 truwryter@comcast.net, with "Subscribe" typed in the subject line.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love stories: telling them, writing them, reading them and editing them. And I have plenty of engaging stories to tell, some serious, some not-so-serious. I also love adventure and the stories they create. I enjoy doing presentations in which I can share fascinating stories that I've either lived or learned about and inspiring other to live their dreams, to challenge themselves to take big bold steps and do things that scare them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love sailing, hiking, singing, music and time with friends and family. I also love sharing stories with people in conversation and presentations.
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Where to find Wendy Hinman online


Sea Trials
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,720. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
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.
Tightwads on the Loose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,180. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Tightwads on the Loose features the exciting story of two vagabonds who explore far flung islands and civilizations for seven years aboard a 31-foot wooden sailboat. They live without what most would call "necessities" and discover that what matters most is a sense of humor.

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