BIG NEWS: I've Signed with a Literary Agent!

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I am thrilled to announce that I’ve signed with literary agents Aemilia Phillips and David Patterson of Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.

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In March 2014, we set sail from Puerto Vallarta with our two young daughters on our sailboat, Rebel Heart. During the passage, our 13 month old fell ill. A cascading series of events resulted in our calling for help. Activating our rescue beacon meant saving our baby and also losing our boat (and only home). We hit the button and survived a dramatic at-sea rescue but returned to international media criticism about our parenting. While the world debated our child rearing choices, I wrestled with the trauma of the rescue, the loss of our dream, and whether or not my relationship was strong enough to survive.

In the years since our daughter’s illness and the rescue at sea, we have given only two interviews about what happened to us. One interview was with This American Life and the other to The Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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I am happy to announce that I have completed a manuscript that tells the story of not only our rescue at sea, but how my husband, Eric, and I met, why we decided to live and adventure together on boats, and what raising our children aboard from birth until the rescue was like. 

I cannot wait to share for the first time, the complete story of our Rebel Hearts and am so excited to be represented by Aemilia Phillips and David Patterson at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency.

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