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Susan's first book HOLDING FAST: A Memoir of Sailing, Love, and Loss is the story of leaving everything behind to follow her husband's lifelong dream of sailing away. Many people dream of escaping reality but few actually go.


Blond, blue-eyed, irreverent John bursts into Susan's life in her twenties with a dream of sailing off. Susan dreams of settling down and doesn't want to go. A three-year voyage with their young daughter profoundly changes their lives. A gripping adventure story and an inspirational memoir of finding our power in the unlikeliest of places.


Susan is a regular contributor to Blue Water Sailing.


Holding Fast is featured in Cruising World, the leading sailing magazine, on a list of great summer reads! 7 Great Reads for Summer Sailing