What books did you love growing up?
A.A.MILNE, ANYTHING ILLUSTRATED BY N. C. WYETH, DOCTOR DOOLITTLE, MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS, E. B. WHITE
Who is your favorite author?
What book genre of books do you adore?
What book should everybody read at least once?
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Is there any books you really don’t enjoy?
What do you hope your obituary will day about you?
I JUST HOPE MY NAME IS SPELLED RIGHT
Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live?
I GREW UP IN VIRGINIA WHERE THE WINTERS WERE TOUGH, THE SUMMERS LONG, HOT AND HUMID AND THE PEOPLE RICH IN SPIRIT. I CURRENTLY LIVE IN CT WHERE THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY IS JUST ABOUT BEHIND EVERY TREE
How did you develop your writing?
I’VE ALWAYS TRIED TO LISTEN FOR THE DIALOGUE AND STORY LINE RATHER THAN MANUFACTURE IT. I ALSO TRIED MY HARDEST TO LISTEN TO CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, “CONSTRUCTIVE” BEING THE OPERATIVE WORD.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
THAT WHICH I HEAR AND SEE
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
FOR ME MARKETING IS BY HARD THE HARDEST. I AM NOT A PERSON WHO CAN PROMOTE HIMSELF EASILY. IN FACT IN THE PAST IN MY MARKETING EFFORTS I’VE USUALLY DONE MYSELF MORE HARM THAN GOOD!
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A sailor and his family’s harrowing and inspiring story of their attempt to sail the treacherous Northwest Passage.
Sprague Theobald, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and expert sailor with over 40,000 offshore miles under his belt, always considered the Northwest Passage–the sea route connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific–the ultimate uncharted territory. Since Roald Amundsen completed the first successful crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage in 1906, only twenty-four pleasure craft have followed in his wake. Many more people have gone into space than have traversed the Passage, and a staggering number have died trying. From his home port of Newport, Rhode Island, through the Passage and around Alaska to Seattle, it would be an 8,500-mile trek filled with constant danger from ice, polar bears, and severe weather.
What Theobald couldn’t have known was just how life-changing his journey through the Passage would be. Reuniting his children and stepchildren after a bad divorce more than fifteen years earlier, the family embarks with unanswered questions, untold hurts, and unspoken mistrusts hanging over their heads. Unrelenting cold, hungry polar bears, and a haunting landscape littered with sobering artifacts from the tragic Franklin Expedition of 1845, as well as personality clashes that threaten to tear the crew apart, make The Other Side of the Ice a harrowing story of survival, adventure, and, ultimately, redemption.
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Genre – Memoir, adventure, family, climate
Rating – PG
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