I started writing down stories when crayons and construction paper were my parent-provided materials, and I still remember the childish frustration of trying to fit the right number of words onto each page. Now I write in Scrivener on a Mac, so I can cut and paste to my heart’s content.
In the three decades since my very first agent search, the publishing world has changed completely. Fortunately, my hunger to share stories with readers remains a life constant—and my agent, April Eberhardt, shares that goal as well.
All of my books share three common elements: a coastal setting, boats, and a happy ending. I’ve also written several award-winning stories about boating adventures and waterfront personalities. Since 2009, I’ve maintained a blog called Where Books Meet Boats.
- 1st place Boating Writers International 2017 Annual Writing Contest, in the Boating Issues, News and Analysis category (read The Trump Card)
- 1st place Boating Writers International 2014 Annual Writing Contest, in the Boating Adventures category (read Olympic Broach: The No Good Very Bad Windiest Day)
- 2nd place Boating Writers International 2014 Annual Writing Contest, in the Boating Lifestyles category (read Simple Boating: Which is More Fun, Kayak or SUP?)