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Husband and wife authors, Pierre and Faith Van Rooyen, work from their boat.

When their two children grew up and left home, Faith and Pierre decided to leave home too.

They didn't have much money, but sold everything they had and bought an old wreck of a sail boat.

It took them a thousand hours of work each over a year to fix the boat.

Then they went to sea and that's where they have been ever since. They live aboard.

Their adventures have taken them to such exotic places as Zanzibar, Tanga, Mombassa, Kilifi, Madagascar, Seychelles, Chagos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Borneo and Philippines.

Faith writes and illustrates her eight volume non-fiction Sailing With Senta series.

Pierre has written three novels, two of them adult novels featuring...more


'We're going to hit the shipping channel after midnight. In the meantime, I'll be below to get a couple of hours' sleep. Call me if there's a problem.'

This was Faith speaking. Only two of us on board and I was already panicking about sailing our tiny boat across the second busiest shipping channel in the world.

'Go and kip. If the worst comes to the worst, I can always chicken out and turn the b... Read more of this blog post »
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"Nadine wrote: "I feel that any author, needs to be a vivid reader. It always surprises me when I find out that some of our author are not!
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Narrative non-fiction for the girls.

Sailing With Senta - Eastward Ho!

Faith Van Rooyen writes about her adventures skippering the yacht Senta i...more
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A woman skipper of a yacht shares her experiences in crossing the Indian Ocean three times under sail, and then rounds Singapore into the Sout...more
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"Fantasy is spelt incorrectly. But now, however and you, opening words to new sentences should not be lower case but upper-lower, ie However and You. "
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Gage Gilbert is an eleven-year-old boy who has autism, loves Halloween, and has no friends. Although he has always been happy with the safety and security of his family, he longs for a real friend and adventure - not just the ones he makes up in his head. Then, he meets Eve.

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For anyone who loves flying, I do recommend William Langewiesche's Fly By Wire.

It is the story of US Airways Flight 1549 that, in 2009, only 90 seconds after take-off, collided with a skein of migratory Canadian Geese. And, of course, the airliner wa...more
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“Getting published is a matter of luck. The more we rewrite, the luckier we get.”
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