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The voyage continues – read the first chapter!

Dispatches ~ updated November 19, 2017:


Of Ships and Sealing Wax recounts the homeward journey of a British Naval Officer at the time of the French Revolutionary Wars. The year is 1795, and Captain Edward Trewin has just set foot on English soil for the first time in a year. The hell of it is, he has fallen out with his wife and can’t quite bring himself to go home.

What was once a work-in-progress has been a finished manuscript for a few months. This website allows me to take you along on a voyage of discovery as we see what happens next. I’m happy to have you aboard.

I still have plans to share an excerpt from the manuscript, point you to some music of the period (or music that inspired me) on Spotify, and show you some period images on Pinterest. You can also find me on Twitter and Instagram, or see what I’m reading on Goodreads. Scroll down to find the social media buttons.

You will find updates and posts about Of Ships and Sealing Wax on the blog linked here and at the top of the page.

To read a little more about me, click here or follow the “About” link at the top of the page.

I’ll continue to write from time to time at The Blue Chair Blog and I invite you to visit me there, where my most frequent topics are books, writing, travel, and the Pacific Northwest. The two sites will cross-reference each other from time to time, but for the most part, the content is distinct.

Your comments are welcome. Civility is highly esteemed.

All the best,

Suzanne