University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Ginny A. Sollars

Jim Sollars

Ginny A. Sollars is a self-taught, first time author. Her book is not based on, not inspired by, but a 100% true story. She was first introduced to sailing in 1981 by husband, Jim, who previously completed a multi-year sailing voyage from Taiwan to California. Jim's stories infected the family with a yearning to sail the seas.

Eventually, as neophyte sailors with a zeal for experiencing island and multinational cultures, Ginny and their two young daughters set out with Jim on a family voyage. On their two and a half year journey, living on a strict shoestring budget, they sailed throughout the South Pacific as far west as Australia and returned via the gnarly Southern Ocean. Jim worked along the way to add to their decreasing stash, while Ginny home-schooled the girls. No sponsors for support; no safety net to catch them if they failed. No funds to hire workmen for needed repairs or to fly in replacement parts. Their adventure was a do-or-die undertaking. Ginny was raised in Montana and her husband, Jim, in Wyoming. Together, the family has lived in Sheridan, WY, Portland, OR, Glendale, CA (suberb of L.A.), Pacifica, CA (just south of San Francisco), Honolulu, HI and Coeur d'Alene, ID. Ginny and Jim currently reside in Green Valley, Arizona.

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Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Nonfiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Kari Wergeland, Debra Gwartney, Dawn Fried, Wes Choc, Yetta Yvette, Ginny Sollars, Laurie Rein, Mansur Johnson, Melissa Guzzetta, Lynne Ellis

Windswept A South Pacific Sailing Adventure
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Ginny Sollars
September 2017
ISBN 9781983166433
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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