Here are my other writing projects. Several books have been 'in the wind' for awhile now, waiting for the release of Vancouver's Women in Blue. Stay tuned for announcements of upcoming releases.
Doin’ it our way... round trip to the Sea of Cortez
In late August 2011 two women and a small dog set off in their 32’ sailboat to sail south from Maple Bay, British Columbia. They didn’t know exactly where they would end up but after years of training and preparation they, and an abundance of gear, set off on the adventure of a lifetime.
Doin’ it our way will tell of their readiness, their excitement and angst, the challenges they faced while preparing, and the sheer exhilaration of casting off and heading into the unknown. The pages will progress through their journey down the coast and their adventures in the 'Sea'. You will find stories of wonderment at Mother Nature's gifts, the sheer terror at her wrath, and the satisfaction of surviving the challenges of such a journey. The book will also include articles and information about lessons learned on the journey down and while sailing in the Sea of Cortez. Many photos from their adventures will be included.
A Yacht For Every Sailor – the Ontario 32
Tells the story of the Ontario 32, a sailboat designed by C&C, built by the Ontario Yachts Company in Oakville, Ontario and premiered with Hull #1 SV Shannon in 1975. The book will include the history of the Ontario 32 fleet and stories collected from current and past skippers of this magnificent vessel. SV Shannon competed in the 1978 Victoria-Maui yacht race and would have won her class but for the inclusion of a much larger yacht. Names and home ports of as many Ontario 32s as can be acquired will also be included. And, last but by no means least, a collection of tips on maintenance and repair, submitted over the years by many owners will be provided.
Planning tips and information for the south-bound cruiser. (2003)