Hooray! Another new title goes live! CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN WITH KIDS is available on Amazon today, and PACIFIC CROSSING NOTES is about to add a paperback edition to the eBook already on sale. Whew! Two more ticks off the list!
Both books were “born” during our Pacific crossing, when I had a lot of time to write, think, and consider how the lessons we’ve learned might be passed on to others. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun publishing the books and interacting with sailors out there living the dream (as well as those still getting ready to go). It’s also nice to hear from readers who appreciate the practical nature and low price points of these books. Best of all, we’ve gotten to re-live our sailing adventures by delving back into our memories, log books, and photo albums of our trips. It’s made for some great conversations around our dinner table as well as helping to balance out the other aspects of our lives back on land, like school and work!
So, what’s next? I’m itching to get back to my novels, The Silver Spider and Rum for Neptune. They’ve taken a back seat to these sailing guides, but now that those are up and ready, I can turn my focus there. My plan is to have two titles out by the end of the year. Stay tuned!
About CRUISING THE CARIBBEAN WITH KIDS : The Caribbean is a sailor’s dream, with its steady breezes, beautiful islands, and fascinating history. Sailing as a family only makes the experience richer. But how do you keep kids occupied on and off the boat? How can you keep them tuned in to their unique surroundings? This book answers those questions and more. It’s intended as a resource for sailing families of all types, whether you’re kicking back during a week-long charter, setting sail on the adventure of a lifetime, or hosting the grandkids on your liveaboard during their school vacation. Covering topics from entertainment to education and safety to social skills, Cruising the Caribbean with Kids contains a wealth of information for first-time sailors and old hands alike. One special section covers the top family sailing destinations and activities in the British Virgin Islands, while another addresses highlights of the Eastern Caribbean. Sailors who set their sights on other cruising grounds will find that the principles of engaging and educating sailing children described in this book can be applied anywhere in the world.