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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 05 Jan 2018, 16:42

Here is the final text for the Back Cover page of Book 2 in the Strong Heart series - Adrift - which will be published this coming fall. In the meantime, and very soon, I'll be doing a giveaway of Strong Heart BUT will also send the first chapter of Adrift to anyone who registers with my publisher's little web page: irontwinepress.com/adrift

When the Seattle Express goes adrift…

The Seattle Express, a 700-foot container ship bound for Seattle, is on fire in the Gulf of Alaska.

Three hundred miles away, on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Larry and Louise fire up their old tug, Warhorse, and head into the open ocean to salvage the burning vessel. The money from a salvage claim might just save their business. But it’s a race against time, the elements, and the secretive, powerful Buckhorn corporation, owner of the Seattle Express, who launches its own high-speed tugs hot on Warhorse’s tail.

Onboard the crippled ship, William (whom readers of Strong Heart will remember), fears this disaster may become a dark homecoming for him on the jagged shores of Haida Gwaii, the remote islands off British Columbia, where William was born and where he now may meet his fate. After William’s lifeboat goes missing for days, William’s daughter, Myra, and friends Sarah, Tom, and Sergei form a desperate plan.

Strong Heart took readers deep into the storied wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. In Adrift, Sheldon, a veteran of the sea himself, carries the story into a beautiful, brutal frontier of ice, wind, slicing cold, roiling waves, and ancient, mystic faith.

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Post by Bukari » 19 May 2018, 10:25

I think your experience in the wilderness and in the ports really helped you to bring out this story. I give you the necessary respect for the good work done. But, I want to know at your age do you still embark on these strenuous trips.
Yes, I have a dream! A dream that I will never give up.

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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 19 May 2018, 13:19

You made me laugh. "At your age", huh? Yeah I stagger around as best as I can. Luckily enough all my joints work fine and I am careful. Was just in Denali Alaska for a week, remote cabin, in the snow, walking, exploring, in between finishing the final edit for the third book in what has become this series, Found. Plan is this summer to get into the Olympics as much as I can, a few good long trips, back country.
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Post by Charlie Sheldon » 19 May 2018, 13:23

btw that's a picture from an Alaska trip last summer with my son, I am the geezer in the red coat furthest away. If I keep ding these tales Alaska's gonna be in 'em

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Post by dtb » 27 May 2018, 08:30

Thank you Charlie Sheldon!

I am pretty excited to read Adrift.

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