Wreck of the Essex

The story of a boy's survival after his ship was sunk by a sperm whale...
Based on a true story.

Intriguing Lecture!

I will be speaking at Belgrade Public Library on Wednesday May 31st from 6-8. The topic is The Real Moby Dick : How One Cantankerous Whale Changed the Course of American Literature. Great example of art imitating life and the creative mind of Herman Melville. Free admission. Refreshments served. 

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Stroke of Musical Genius-

Maine composer, musician Peter Swegart has created spine-tingling music for the audio version of The Wreck of the Essex. He totally nailed the surreal sound that accurately depicts the altered universe Thomas lived in after the attack.

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Exciting News!

The Wreck of the Esssex will soon be in audio book form. A talented young man has agreed to be the voice of Thomas Nickerson. Truly this thrilling story will come to life in this new format. Details to come.

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Great Reviews keep on coming!

BEST REVIEW YET!

 

A Kindle reader called Wreck of the Essex. "Better than Moby Dick!"

I had one young reader say he liked it more than The Hunger Games!

Wonderful to have such happy readers.

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Inspired by Litchfield Young Writer's Group!

Two weeks ago, I visited Litchfield Elementary School in central Maine. An amazing volunteer group of parents and a retired teacher meet in the school cafeteria to have fun writing and talking about books. The volunteers offer snacks, juice, and friendship. Two other authors joined me as we talked in small groups about the adventure of writing. Well done Litchfield!

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