Dagny Rocks now available!

Buy a copy or download a free sample at these eBook links:



https://smashwords.com/books/view/385629  –  After you sign up, the first 8 chapters are free.  And if you send me a request for a code, I’ll give you one!  I had a few button-stabbing moments figuring out how Smashwords works.  You can’t even find Dagny Rocks until you allow Adult Content.  And on some devices, you have to open your downloads and send it to your library (i.e. Kindle)

http://www.flipkart.com/search?q=Dagny+Rocks&as=off&as-show=off&otracker=start  The book costs 194 Rupees at Flipcart, my Indian friends!

http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000385629/Smith-Rhea-D.-Dagny-Rocks/1.html  On Diesel eBooks, it’s in the Sports and Fitness catalog.


Description:  Rhea grows up in the hippie days of the 70’s aboard a hand-built, ocean-voyaging tugboat. Later she joins Icelander Petur on his big sailing ketch, Dagny, as they voyage for eight years from Newfoundland to Poland to Venezuela and back. Sometimes bumpy, sometimes smooth, it is always fun and adventurous. Join Rhea and her ever-changing crew aboard a variety of vessels.

This book is big! If it were a regular trade paperback, it would be around 400 pages.

This sailing memoir covers the author’s childhood years, as she was home-schooled aboard her parents’ ocean-going tugboat. Later Rhea meets her true love, Petur, and together with a series of crew (some wonderful, others not) they voyage nearly non-stop from Canada to the Baltic Sea, and to the Caribbean which they explore thoroughly as their pre-teen son attends school while living with his grandma in Dominica. Among other adventures, they deliver a yacht to Iceland via Greenland, and become embroiled with in unstable, pill-popping old woman who accuses them of kidnapping!

Sorry, Kindle users.  Amazon won’t accept it until I sell 500 copies (unless I pay them and give them exclusive rights).  However, if you have the Kindle app, you can sign into Smashwords.com and store it into your Kindle library (I did – I like Kindle books).

Leave a comment below or send me an email at rheasmit@gmail.com

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3 responses to “Dagny Rocks now available!

  1. I would like to read your book…sounds very exciting….Greetings from Germany .. Lars Newe

  2. Having worked with you for a while, meeting your family, and hearing some of your adventures first hand, I look forward to reading the book. Hope it’s a smashing success!

  3. Dagny Rocks is a fun series of stories about the adventures that occur on an enormous sailboat. The main characters travel from the North Sea to the Caribbean Sea, along with an interesting series of crew members. The tribulations one faces in the many ports Dagny dropped anchor were written in such a way that, even though one might lose one’s mind at the time, were laugh-out-loud funny. Hindsight works that way, I suppose. Encounters with oddly interesting people always make for good storytelling. The author seamlessly incorporates her personal experiences, growing up traversing oceans on a tugboat with her family, into the mix. The rhythm of the book is a continuous flow, almost like a cadence, that draws you in and makes it hard to stop reading merely because the chapter ends. Imageries of the lush, beautiful, while varied, islands of the Caribbean, and even the crazy bustle of the native culture easily lend cause to want to visit. A nice, easy, pleasant read. I highly recommend it.

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