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Old 03-05-2018, 16:20   #1
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I wrote a book!

Hey everyone, I've been a lurker on this forum for a number of years and finally decided to register so I could post some exciting news.

Over the winter I took the time to write my first novel - a lifelong dream that has finally come true!

This is a story that has been brewing inside of me for a very long time, inspired by the sailing voyages I've taken with my family up and around Vancouver Island. I hope that I've been able to share with you some of the adventure, mystery, and beauty of this wild and very special place - a place that few people have ever had the opportunity to fully experience.

For those of you have sailed north I think you'll find it very evocative of sailing and exploring in this wild and special area. I was inspired by the feelings that coastal BC stirred in me as well as the local legends we heard and the amazing people we met along the way. It was also spurred by the deaths of a couple of young climbers in my hometown. It got me really thinking about the nature of wilderness and why we are drawn so strongly to it - often at our own peril.

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Avoided by the Coast Salish tribes for generations, Hurst Island is one of the last remnants of untracked wilderness on the British Columbia coastal frontier. As their boat sinks, Amy and Ian find themselves stranded on this island, unaware of what they are about to face. A sailing adventure. A story of survival after losing everything. Dense and atmospheric. A feast for the senses. Rich in coastal history and legend, End of the Wild will lead you to question the nature of wilderness and what it can mean to the human soul. A memory of a distant and brutal past. A vision of a ruined future. When turning back is impossible and forging ahead means risking everything, where can you turn?
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You can find the eBook here: https://www.amazon.com/End-Wild-Ship.../dp/B07CN8TKGR
Paperback here: https://www.amazon.com/End-Wild-Ship.../dp/1980917523

Amazon is running a promotion so for today and tomorrow the book is free to download. So if you think you might be interested in reading it, grab it now while the price is right

I hope you enjoy it! Please let me know what you think, leave me a review on Amazon, and share the link with others who you think might be interested in reading this story.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Jason.

Super-cool!
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Just downloaded it, looking forward to reading ! Thank you !
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same here. look forward to leaving you a nice review
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Congratulations!

Today's technology opens up a world of options for self-publishing. I published a couple of books partially just to learn about it. Its amazing that with relatively minimal effort, you can self-publish via Amazon and instantly have access to world-wide markets.
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Just downloaded it, looking forward to reading ! Thank you !
Thank you, I can't wait to hear what you think!
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same here. look forward to leaving you a nice review
Thank you!
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Congratulations!

Today's technology opens up a world of options for self-publishing. I published a couple of books partially just to learn about it. Its amazing that with relatively minimal effort, you can self-publish via Amazon and instantly have access to world-wide markets.
It's truly amazing. I'm really impressed by the print on demand for the paperback. I ordered a couple of copies and they print as soon as you order, ship them out via prime, and you get them in a couple of days. The quality is amazingly good - just like a high-quality trade paperback you'd find in a book store. The technology is very impressive.
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Downloaded.
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Wow! End of the Wild is currently ranked #1 on Amazon in the Sea Adventures category.

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded! I hope you enjoy it.
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It's truly amazing. I'm really impressed by the print on demand for the paperback. I ordered a couple of copies and they will print as soon as you order, ship them out prime and you get them in a couple of days. The quality is amazingly good - just like a high-quality trade paperback you'd find in a book store. The technology is very impressive.
Yes, thats interesting technology. As a former IT guy, I despise printing and paper, but it is pretty cool that in a few clicks you can publish a paper back.
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Congratulations, I can't wait to read your book.
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Congratulations, I can't wait to read your book.
Thank you!
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I just bought a copy. This book will be the first one iíll Read in the new (to me) acquired sailboat. I canít wait!

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I just bought a copy. This book will be the first one iíll Read in the new (to me) acquired sailboat. I canít wait!

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Wow, what an honor. Thank you!
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