MY FAMILY AND OTHER WRITERS, FRIENDS
How much sleep do you need to be your best?
A SOLID, UNINTERRUPTED EIGHT HOURS… BUT WITH TWO DOGS…
Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support?
MY FIFTH GRADE TEACHER POESY BARLOW.
Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
GOOD, SOLID SALES
Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?
MY LATEST BOOK WHICH HAS JUST BEEN TURNED OVER TO MY AGENT IS CALLED “THE REACH” (WORKING TITLE). IT’S A REWRITE OF A BOOK I DID ABOUT 15 YEARS AGO. I USED TO WORK ON BOATS AS PROFESSIONAL CREW. I SAILED BOATS ALL OVER THE GLOBE. DURING THE TIMES OFF-SHORE MANY, MANY SPOOKY THINGS WOULD OCCUR. SO MANY SO THAT AT ONE POINT I THOUGHT, “IF GHOSTS CAN HAUNT HOUSES, WHY NOT THE OCEAN, ESPECIALLY THE OCEAN?”
If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask?
E.B. WHITE, GREGORY PECK, KATHERINE HEPBURN, THE BEATLES, KATHERINE DENEUVE, FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT
When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
READING, OUTSIDE WATCHING NATURE, CLASSIS MOVIES
Do you have any tips on how writers can relax?
GO FOR LONG WALKS IN THE COUNTRY. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THAT THAT’S LARGER THAN YOU AND YOUR TROUBLES. PLAY WITH CHILDREN AND PUPPIES.
How often do you write? And when do you write?
I TRY TO WRITE EVERY DAY STARTING AROUND 10:30 IN THE MORNING UNTIL AROUND 1:00 P.M. NOTICE I SAID “TRY”.
Do you have an organized process or tips for writing well? Do you have a writing schedule?
GO FULL BORE ON THE FIRST DRAFT. DON’T ANALYZE, DON’T EDIT IN YOUR MIND, DON’T LISTEN TO THAT LITTLE DEVIL ON YOUR LEFT SHOULDER TELLING YOU THAT YOU HAVE NO TALENT AND THAT OTHER PROFESSION BECKON.
Have you met any people in the industry who have really helped you?
NOT FACT TO FACE AS MUCH AS THINGS LIKE THIS; READING ABOUT WHAT OTHER WRITERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND STRUGGLES.
What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
I PRAY THAT MY WORDS REACH NEVER BEFORE FELT FEELINGS. I AM ALSO A DOCUMENTARIAN AND MY GOAL EVERY TIME I PRODUCE A FILM IS TO HAVE THE AUDIENCE SIT IN THEIR SEATS FOR A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE FILM HAS ENDED SAYING QUIETLY, “I NEVER KNEW THAT.’
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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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