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James and Jill Iverson book signing at LaDeDa Books

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

James and Jill Iverson’s nautical adventure began when they left Manitowoc on their single engine, 33-foot trawler in September of 2021. Their plan – to navigate America’s Great Loop while living on their boat for an entire year.  The Alvin James, christened after James’ father, returned to port one year later, completing the journey as planned.

Now, in 2024, the Iversons will set sail into what, for them, is uncharted territory – the release of a detailed and colorful narrative, Exploring the Great Loop: Artfully Cruising the Rivers and Canals of North America.

The write/illustrator team will visit LaDeDa Books for a meet and greet morning, 10:30-12 Saturday, May 25. Anyone interested is invited to drop in for casual conversation during that time.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

From day one James kept a “Voyage Log,” documenting highlights, chronicling both the highs and lows, as well as noting weather conditions, motoring speeds, and other pertinent details.  In keeping with her love of visual art, Jill sketched, and journaled along the way. Both posted on Facebook and Instagram.  The idea of pulling everything together into book materialized when their readership grew significantly, and many began suggesting a book. Working with a national publisher, the story of their adventure became an informative and attractive book sure to fascinate sailors and armchair voyagers alike.

The duo credits Don Krumpos for collaborating with Jill on the cover artwork, as well as Suzanne Weiss and Susan Murtaugh for editing expertise.

If you would like a signed book but cannot attend the Meet and Greet, contact bdenor@lsol.net or message LaDeDa books on Facebook.

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May 25
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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