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Popular Sailing Memoir Comes to Audio

I’m rather chuffed to announce that

“Of Foreign Build – From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman”

is now available on Audio.


Here’s the official announcement/Press Release:

New Street Nautical Audio is proud to announce its publication of Jackie Parry’s superb Of Foreign Build: From Corporate Girl to Sea-Gypsy Woman, already a bestseller in digital and paper editions.

After suffering an emotionally-brutal bereavement, Jackie made a bold decision and stepped into a new life. With a new husband, and no prior experience with boats, she entered the obscure but fascinating nether-world of the cruising lifestyle.
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Her world would never be the same again. A floating home with no fridge or hot water, and a dinghy instead of a car.

The first off-shore voyage took Jackie into a ferocious storm, which battered her physically and mentally. But amid those raging seas, Jackie shed the fear she’d been harbouring. Soon she was blissfully voyaging around the world, but she still carried the mixed emotions of losing one man while falling head over heels in love with another.

Not only did Jackie deal successfully with the challenges of her new existence, she also battled with the testosterone fuelled nautical world to become both a professional captain and a qualified maritime teacher.

Most importantly, Jackie found herself.

Narrated by Britain’s Michelle Michaels, the New Street Nautical Audio edition for Of Foreign Build runs 14 hours, 43 minutes, and is available from Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. (Listen to an excerpt here).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Originally from the UK, Jackie Parry is now an adopted Australian. But it’s hard to pin Jackie’s location down at any given time. She’s currently exploring French canals on a Dutch barge with her Australian husband.

For more information, click here.

Cruisers' AA - Jackie and Noel Parry

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Naked Cartwheels!

‘I like stripping’ and ‘naked cartwheels!’ Just what is going on? Has my blog taken on a new, raunchy category….?!

My stripping comment was due to us ‘stripping’ the inside of the boat, but it wasn’t to make room to do naked cartwheels!

Use your imagination! (Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Use your imagination!
(Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

The ‘undressed-aerobics’ is a comment from someone who has purchased both our books. And I quote.

‘My partner started reading as soon as your books arrived (two minutes ago), and twenty pages in she is laughing. Thanks Jackie, I will now be ignored for the rest of the day as my partner dives into this tale of the heart and adventure, and the only thing I will hear from her is “what are you making for lunch” and “ha ha ha I so get that”. I could do naked cartwheels through the house NOW and she would not notice me, she’s only thirty pages in and I can’t wait for my go!’

Writers live for these kind of comments. It pays for the endless twenty-hour days, the worry, the stress while putting yourself ‘out-there’ to be judged.

So hug an author, leave or review or drop them a line… it’ll mean more than you’ll ever know.

Of Foreign Build – from corporate girl to sea-gypsy woman and Cruisers’ Accumulated Acumen

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