Liesbet has been a blogging friend of mine for quite a while and I have enjoyed reading her posts and having her comment on my posts as well. My hat’s off to her in publishing this memoir.
Truly, I can’t imagine taking the plunge that Liesbet Collaert did. What an adventure! After reading D. G. Kay’s review, I purchased the book using the Amazon link below. I hope you will take the same plunge that I did (much less dangerous than Liesbet’s Plunge) and order her book. (no profit in this for me, BTW)
Tropical waters turn tumultuous in this travel memoir as a free-spirited woman jumps headfirst into a sailing adventure with a new man and his two dogs.
Join Liesbet as she faces a decision that sends her into a whirlwind of love, loss, and living in the moment. When she swaps life as she knows it for an uncertain future on a sailboat, she succumbs to seasickness and a growing desire to be alone.
Guided by impulsiveness and the joys of an alternative lifestyle, she must navigate personal storms, trouble with US immigration, adverse weather conditions, and doubts about her newfound love.
Does Liesbet find happiness? Will the dogs outlast the man? Or is this just another reality check on a dream to live at sea?
Author Bio Liesbet Collaert
Liesbet Collaert is a bilingual freelance writer, translator, editor, and photographer from Belgium who has been writing and traveling her entire life. Her work is published internationally in anthologies and magazines, including Cruising World, Blue Water Sailing, Ocean Navigator, Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, Islands, Yachting World, Sailing Today, All At Sea, Caribbean Compass, and Zeilen. She also created walking tours for Marigot and Philipsburg in St. Martin.
The author has been interviewed about her alternative lifestyle by Multihull Sailor, Modern Day Nomads, Ocean Navigator, The Wayward Home, The Professional Hobo, and Grey Globetrotters among others. She contributed to extensive cruising surveys for All At Sea and Caribbean Compass and became an assistant-editor for Caribbean Compass in January 2019.
Liesbet loves animals, nature, and the promise of adventure. A nomad since 2003, she calls herself a world citizen and currently lives “on the road” in North America with her husband and rescue dog.
Find her stories and photos at www.itsirie.com and www.roamingabout.com. Plunge is her first book. Liesbet’s memoir is being well received by ARC-readers and sailing magazines and some reviews are already available on Goodreads.
To learn more about Liesbet, please check out D. G. Kay’s Interview.
Where to Purchase Plunge
Amazon global: www.amzn.com/B08NHP3NHC
Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08NHP3NHC/
Universal eBook link (all formats): https://books2read.com/plungememoir
Paperback options outside of Amazon: https://www.ingramspark.com/how-it-works/distribute
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