MAY 2019
Greetings from Northern Bliss!
Spring has gone by in a whirlwind of activity and already, summer is appearing (depending on where you live). Since the introduction of my third book, The Long Way Back , I’ve been busy writing blogs and posting on social media. Blogs are a lot of fun because I can write one in a day. My blog is called Sailors Tales. Adventures in Travel, Sailing, and the Great Outdoors. During the past year, I’ve written about destinations such as Uzbekistan, Ireland, and Iceland—all countries I visited in 2018 and highly recommend. My most recent blog, The Road Less Traveled , describes our March trip last to the Salton Sea, an accidental lake that became the largest lake in California! From there, we checked out the hippie settlement of Bombay Beach and an international folk-art destination, Salvation Mountain.

I don’t post blogs on a regular basis, but if you haven’t done so please “follow” my blog. So far, I have 920 followers. You could help me reach 1000!
If you’re into social media, please “like” my Facebook Author page and “heart” the photos you like on my Instagram feed. My Twitter handle is @sailorstales
My PIP Productions team has been adding to the website, to make it the go-to place to find clever quotes , take a trivia challenge or two , and to test your knowledge of geography , especially of the 62 ports we visited during our world circumnavigation. Hint: If you’ve read the Did You Know columns in my three books, you’ll be on the inside track. 

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend as we remember those loved ones who have gone before us and those who gave their lives for our country.
Past Events 2019
I continue to display my books at various events throughout the U.S. My latest exhibit was a one-day event at the San Diego Central Library. Along with other winners, I participated in a booth promoting the San Diego Book Awards Association . (My first two books, Maiden Voyage and Sailing the South Pacific , won first place for Best Nonfiction, Travel. My third book will be judged this year.)
Follow this link to view photos from some of my past speaking engagements.

Upcoming Events 2019

I will be presenting at the Amery Classic Theatre on Friday June 7th at 7:00pm for those of you who may live nearby in Polk County, Wisconsin. Five other area writers will join me and all proceeds go toward the Amery Arts Alliance.
I hope to see you there!
Review, The Long Way Back
“This is also the most romantic volume of the trilogy…”
“…adorned with spectacular color photographs, and the author furnishes a surfeit of intriguing asides about the lands they visit.”
“…an incisive and granular travelogue for those who want to emulate the author’s journey…”
“…her accounts of cultural mores are fascinating, as in her astute comparison of Thai and Malaysian history.”
“A beautifully produced travelogue…”
─Kirkus Reviews

Pacific Bliss
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