Here we go…
From an early age I've had a connection with the sea. First my grandfather brought my brother and I boating. Then my husband and I sailed the Great Lakes on our little 26-foot sailboat that was as old as me. Here I am manning the tiller as we come out of port. That was always my job, and I usually figured out left from right. A tiller works opposite a steering wheel, so the brain doesn't always want to turn the correct way. My husband handled the sails. He probably figured I would slip and fall overboard, and he might have been right!
My books often have some adventure in them, and I try to sneak in a sea voyage when possible.
Do you know who this is? Well, here's one more hint. Her latest release begins on a passenger steamboat.
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