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H.S. Contino

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H. S. Contino was first inspired to write in Mrs. Brown's 5th grade class, and she's been plugging away at her keyboard ever since!

Contino's two most popular books, "Shipwrecks of Coos County" and "Shipwrecks of Curry County," provide a photographic history of shipwrecks on the southern Oregon coast. Both books were published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their "Images of America" series.

Contino acquired her appreciation for history and historical objects from her grandfather, who owned a small antiques shop in New England. She has fond memories of visiting his store and having him tell her the stories behind the many items on display.

A self-proclaimed “nomad,” Contino has lived in numerous parts of the country including the desert, bot
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H.S. Contino Take the plunge! I meet a lot of people that are so full of worries that they never actually sit down and write. They worry about things like what to…moreTake the plunge! I meet a lot of people that are so full of worries that they never actually sit down and write. They worry about things like what to write or if there idea is good enough or original enough. I say, follow your passion. Write about what interests you and your enthusiasm for the topic will be visible on the page. Stop worrying and just do it. Sit down in front of your computer and start typing out words. They don't have to be perfect (we have rough drafts for a reason!); the important part is start getting the words onto the page. There'll be plenty of time to edit and revise your draft later.(less)
H.S. Contino I tend to bounce between projects a lot. At the moment I'm working on a science fiction novel and an Armageddon type short story.
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I’m exited to announce that my order of my new book, Shipwrecks of Curry County, has arrived. The book isn’t officially available for sale until Monday, but I’d be more than happy to accept pre-orders. Feel free to send me an email if you’re interested.






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Author Talk: Shipwrecks of Curry County
Author appearance, September 23, 2017 02:00PM
Curry Public Library, 94341 3rd Street, Gold Beach, OR, US

Historically, mariners considered the Oregon coast to be one of the most dangero ...more

Southern Oregon Shipwrecks
Author appearance, September 27, 2017 06:30PM
Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Avenue, Coos Bay, OR, US

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H.S. Contino Hi!

I just created a new "bookshelf" with a list of books relating to shipwrecks on the Pacific coast. I read most of these books while researching shipwrecks for my soon-to-be-release book, "Shipwrecks of Curry County."

Feel free to check them out. Maritime history is such a fascinating topic! I learn something new every time I pick up a new book to read. :)


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H.S. Contino H. S. Contino is working hard on the final edits of her latest work, "Crossroads: A Quirky Choose Your Own Adventure". The novel will be available soon through Create Space: https://tsw.createspace.com/title/443... (note: the link may not work until the book is available for sale).


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