Wendy Hinman is an adventurer, speaker and the award-winning author of two books, Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials. Tightwads on the Loose a popular travel adventure book about the 7-year, 34,000-mile voyage she took with her husband aboard a small violently rocking sailboat during which she alternated between feats worthy of Wonder Woman and Suzy Homemaker. It's full of humor and armchair thrills. Tightwads on the Loose was selected for the literature program for Western Washington University, won the Journey Award for best true life adventure story and was selected as a top travel book for women. Sea Trials, her second book (April 2017), has earned a Kirkus starred review and recognition as a Kirkus Book of the Month, called "a modern swashbuckling tale," and "completely riveting" is generating many other favorable reviews in national magazines. She is at work on her third book.
Hinman is a sought-after speaker who has presented around the world for years and is a club president of Toastmasters International. Her talks are filled with humor and inspiration as well as specific tips and examples. She frequently presents her entertaining tales at libraries, bookstores, and private clubs, as well as in media interviews. For more information, visit http://wendyhinman.com. Listen to some of her interviews about her crazy adventures or her writing process at: http://wendyhinman.com/media-buzz/
She is currently the editor of the Writers Connection, a bi-monthly newsletter on the craft of writing featuring NYT best selling authors. To subscribe, send an email to truwryter@comcast.net, with "Subscribe" typed in the subject line.

Other Works

  • Tightwads on the Loose


Awards and Recognition

  • Winner of the 2015 Journey Award for best true-life adventure story
  • Tightwads selected as a best travel book for women! Top 125 best travel books for women.
  • Tightwads on the Loose selected for WWU Literature Program
  • Kirkus Starred Review, Best Book of the Month
  • Bestseller on Amazon
  • Bestseller at multiple bookstores