Monday, 28 November 2016
Sign-up at 7ish, show starts at 8:00, Wendy will be featured around 8:40
Wendy Joseph vies with her fictional characters for a life of romance and adventure. A deckhand on merchant ships, she has outrun pirates off of Somalia, steered ships large and small through typhoons and calms from the Bering Sea to Shanghai, and helped rescue seals on the Pacific coast. Believing history must be lived, she has crewed the 18th century square-rigger Lady Washington and the WWII freighter SS Lane Victory. She has shared her food with starving cats and third world workers. She sings sea shanties, her own songs, and with classical and medieval choirs. Her passion is for works of the imagination, for telling a really good story, and for connecting with the minds and souls of readers and taking them to a magnificent and finer place. Researching her sword and sorcery swashbuckler novel The Witch’s Hand in France, she traced the paths of her characters over the terrain they covered to get the description right, and dug up old documents for historical accuracy. She holds two Master’s in English and can splice a twelve strand ship’s mooring line. Ashore she holds court with her cats Jean Lafitte and Bijou in the wilds of Washington State.