Author Pendelton C. Wallace will be at Jacobsen’s Books & More reading from his book Blue Water & Me, Tall Tales of Adventures with my Father, released in May 2012. Reading will be at 7:00pm on Tuesday September 17th at 211 E Main St, in Downtown Hillsboro. All are invited.
Blue Water & Me is a true adventure story of author Penn Wallace's magical first summer fishing with his father, Blue Water Charlie, at age eleven. Penn's father is of Scottish descent and his mother Mexican. Penn struggles to find his place between the two worlds.
The pair begin their adventure by ramming a thirty-thousand ton Japanese freighter. Licking their wounds, they fish off of the coast of Mexico. Penn learns about how Papa became a fisherman, with a little help from Bogey and the Duke. Papa spins yarns about the death of the albacore industry, the political maneuvering and murder that followed in its wake.
Penn swims with dolphins and explores desert islands. As the summer passes, Penn's undying belief in Papa's ability to handle any situation slowly erodes as he sees his father's feet of clay for the first time.
Finally, they get caught in an out of season hurricane. They fight for their lives in a thirty-six foot fishing boat in hundred mile an hour winds and thirty foot waves.
Blue Water & Me is a story of father-son bonding that every father and son, and anyone who knows a father or a son, should read.
Penn lives north of Seattle with his youngest daughter, a geriatric chocolate Labrador retriever and two feline terrorists. A software engineer by trade, Penn has also been a commercial fisherman and a restaurateur. He has sailed the waters of Puget Sound and Western Canada for over thirty years.
Penn restored a 60-foot Samson C-Breeze sailboat for blue water cruising. He set sail for the warm waters of Baja in the Fall of 2012 to re-visit the sites of his adventures in Blue Water & Me.
As always, he's working on his next book.
For more information, contact Penn at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.pennwallace.com.
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For more information on Penn Wallace visit http://www.pennwallace.com