Join us as we welcome Charlie Sheldon to talk about his new novel Adrift. The Seattle Express, a 700-foot container ship bound for Seattle, is on fire in the Gulf of Alaska. Three hundred miles away, on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, Larry and Louise fire up their old tug, Warhorse, and head into the open ocean to salvage the burning vessel. The money from a salvage claim might just save their business. But it's a race against time, the elements, and the secretive, powerful Buckhorn corporation, owner of the Seattle Express, who launches its own high-speed tugs hot on Warhorse's tail.
Charlie Sheldon was a commercial fisherman off New England and spent 28 years working for seaports (New York, Seattle, and Bellingham) as a project and construction manager and later as an executive. He then returned to sea, shipping out with the Sailor’s Union of the Pacific as an Ordinary Seaman, Able Bodied Seaman, and Bosun. Always a writer, he published Fat Chance in 2005 and Strong Heart in 2017. These days he hikes in the Olympics whenever he can, cooks for his wife, and continues to write tales in Ballard, WA.