I’ll be speaking around the nation to support the launch of D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazis, Armed the Resistance and Helped Win World War II. Curious as to what my lectures are like? Take a look: And if you’re interested in scheduling me, for a book club, reading or other event, please contact  Penny Simon, Vice President, Executive Publicist Crown Publishers psimon@penguinrandomhouse.com 865-675-1705

2014 Lowell Thomas Award – Adventure Travel

I won a fancy award for my Outside Magazine feature story. “Tune In, Give Up, Ship Out/Escaping the Recession by Boat” The judges said nice things. Down-markets create buying opportunities. Two brothers in recession America knew that and bought a yacht for half price on Craigslist and then tried to sail it around the world. Their story is one of courage and dumb luck, and it is one heck of an entertaining read.