Kim Brown Seely
Seattle writer and literary community activist Kim Brown Seely celebrates publication of her debut book on its very publication day. Uncharted: A Couple’s Epic Empty-Nest Adventure Sailing from One Life to Another (Sasquatch) chronicles that change of life when all children have grown and gone on their own way into the world - leaving those who have been parents to come to grips with who and what they are, as individuals and as a couple. This Kim Brown Seely and her husband did in the form of a sailing journey, and this, now, Kim Brown Seely has done in the form of this memorable book.
“Like Cheryl Strayed and M. Wylie Blanchett, Kim Brown Seely reminds us that the best travel narratives are about emotional explorations even more than physical ones. Uncharted has all the adventure you might expect when an inexperienced couple takes a too large sailboat too far north, on a quest to escape an empty nest and find a white Spirit bear. But what makes this book exceptional is the way its journey slows you down and expands your soul.” —Erica Bauermeister.
“Uncharted is a marvelous journey of beauty and wonder, love and loss, loons and eagles, hemlocks and giant kelp, sea wolves, humpback whales, and bears. Kim Brown Seely celebrates it all: gale warnings, napkin-drawn maps, the luxury of slowness, the exuberance of disco dancing at the dish sink, and the hard-won grace of letting go and stepping out into the rain.” —Ana Maria Spagna.