All of the votes have been tallied and there was a clear winner in yesterday’s cover concept competition: Dock Walker! She may be less than sensible shoes, and the wind may wreak havoc on her hair, but nothing’s keeping her off the water.
Today let’s party like it’s 2006—the year More Than You Think You Know takes place—and consider this Sunset concept as fiery as Robin, one of the three renegade women in Cyndi’s novel, the Captain of the Good Ship Blackout, and a true-blue Prince fan.
How does Sunset compare to Fish Camp, Dock Walker, and River View? We want to know. And we’re ready to give some novels away. Keep the feedback coming, now through the big reveal on Friday. Every reaction is a chance to win a free read!
More Than You Think You Know by Cyndi Perkins
With her children grown and gone, Hailey can no longer stomach living with her abusive husband. In the middle of a boating trip, she steals a sailboat and ventures solo across Lake Michigan. In a Chicago harbor, she meets Robin, the chain-smoking divorcee, Captain of the 44-foot luxury trawler Blackout. When the Coast Guard broadcasts a radio alert for the stolen sailboat, Robin insists Hailey seek asylum and travel downriver with her. In Joliet, they take on Trish, a Las Vegas gold-digger who deserts her Sugar Daddy’s yacht to join the crew and get out of Illinois.
Hailey, Robin, and Trish navigate the 1,300-mile-long series of rivers and locks through the Heartland Rivers from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico, keeping weary eyes out for barges and Hailey’s husband. With no sense of destination beyond Mobile Bay, they are on not one journey, but two: America’s Great Loop and the search for their own place to be safe, to be happy, to be themselves.
Award-winning journalist and long-time magazine writer Cyndi Perkins writes and edits print and digital media for Michigan Technological University. The former Houghton, Michigan Daily Mining Gazette reporter and editor wrote the popular “Line of Sight” column for nine years.
Cyndi has sailed Lake Superior, the Heartland Rivers, and the Eastern Seaboard since 1995. She and her husband survived two 6,000-mile circumnavigations of America’s Great Loop aboard their 32-foot DownEast sailing vessel Chip Ahoy. (And yes, she gave her boat a cameo in her own novel. Sailors are like that…)
Keep up with her writing and adventures at http://cyndiperkins.com
and on Instagram and Twitter: @cyndiperkins
More Than you Think You Know will be available for purchase from Amazon and SmashWords in the spring of 2017, and is currently open for Advanced Reader Review requests. For more information on how to secure a copy for review, contact Matt Peters.