Wendy Hinman


Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and the award-winning author of two books, Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. Tightwads on the Loose a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small violently rocking sailboat where she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman or Suzy Homemaker. It's full of humor and armchair thrills. Tightwads on the Loose was selected for the literature program for Western Washington University, won the Journey Award for best true life adventure story and was selected as a top travel book for women. Sea Trials, her eagerly anticipated second book (April 2017), has earned a Kirkus starred review (https: //www.kirkusreviews.com/book-revie...) and it is racking up many other favorable reviews already. Wendy Hinman has an insatiable curiosity and a natural inclination to share her discoveries. She loves stories: telling them, writing them, reading them and editing them. And she has plenty of engaging stories to tell, some serious, some not-so-serious. After years trotting the globe for business and vacation travel, she instigated a waterborne adventure on a 31-foot boat. Seven years later, she managed to return sane (or so she thinks), still married and innocent of plotting murder or divorce despite many "character-building opportunities" along the way. She's shared many of her (mis)adventures, yet many still remained untold. With so much material, she's sure to be telling stories for decades to come. Hinman is a sought-after speaker who has presented around the world for a number of years and is a club president of Toastmasters International. Her talks are filled with humor and inspiration as well as specific tips and examples. She frequently presents her entertaining tales at libraries, bookstores, and private clubs, as well as in media interviews. She also regularly presents at yacht clubs and boat shows on preparing for offshore voyaging for the other crazies who want to try it. She has presented at writers conferences on the craft of writing as well as marketing your book, and on the Secrets of Creating a Successful Critique Group. She has also spoken at the Seattle University's Search for Meaning Conference about Creating the Life You Want and to other groups on Turning Dreams into Reality. Book Wendy Hinman to present to your group today, from keynote speeches to intimate gatherings. For a partial list of topics, visit http: //wendyhinman.com/speaking/ For more information, visit http: //wendyhinman.com. Listen to some of her interviews about her crazy adventures or her writing process at: http: //wendyhinman.com/media-buzz/ She is currently the editor of the Writers Connection, a bi-monthly newsletter on the craft of writing featuring NYT best selling authors.