Recently, I had the great honor of being among the first featured sailors on Charlotte Kaufman’s new site Women Who Sail. Women Who Sail was first launched as a Facebook Group where women and non-binary sailors could come together as a community to swap salty stories, ask and answer questions, and brew enthusiasm while supporting one another in a traditionally male-dominated lifestyle. Today, the group has grown to more than 15,000 members with regional sub-groups with thousands more members.
Sail over to the group’s new online anchorage to check out all of the adventurous sailors showcased. Then, go visit Charlotte’s website to learn about her harrowing escapade aboard her sailboat the Rebel Heart and consider supporting her soulful writing at Patreon. She is truly a force to be reckoned with.
When it comes to writing, I need complete silence, but 80% of a novel is brainstorming. For that, I need music. Each Perilous and Sparks novel gets its own playlist on Spotify to help me get in the mood to write. I choose songs that sound – to me – like the time or the place or songs that capture some theme or plot line. In fact, each playlist offers a few clues about the way the story will unfold.
I’ve put the final touches on The Kowloon Jukebox playlist since I’m wrapping up revisions now. I hope you enjoy it!