Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Book about me (well... not exactly)

Have you ever wanted to know how I kept up my inspirational hair in the harsh sea environment? Have you ever wanted to know what kind of upbringing turns one into such an excellent individual? Have you ever wanted to know the history of Sir Robert the Great Gray the IV and his family? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then this is the book for you (although you probably won't get these questions answered).

In all seriousness: My mom just got her book published documenting our first year on board the good ship Immanuel. Here is an excerpt from the back of the book:

From culture shock to cone-shell poison, what better way to experience the highs and lows of global ocean travel than through the words of the captain’s mate, mother of two…teenaged boys. Lona Gray chronicled every aspect of their sailing adventure from how to find and prepare meals, how to repair engines, how to avoid monsoons, how to educate teenagers, and how to stay sane living in small quarters far from all the comforts…of stateside living. Through Lona’s words, we see and feel Captain Bobby’s frustrations and triumphs, we meet their new friends, and we experience the rush of unexpected weather.

“Caught by the Lure of the Sea is a compelling and realistic account for…anyone considering taking the leap of faith to follow a romantic dream.”—Cathie Katz, author of Sierra Club’s Nature a Day at a Time: An Uncommon Look At Common Wildlife.“If you’ve ever dreamt of sailing around the world, family in tow, this is the vicarious trip of a lifetime.”—Carole Kotkin, co-author MMMMiami—Tempting Tropical Tastes for Home Cooks Everywhere; food editor and free-lance travel writer.

“…you should read the adventures of Bobbie and Lona Gray aboard the sailing vessel Immanuel…they met priests and pirates and braved stormy seas to bring you a story you’ll not forget.”—John A. Brennan, former Commodore of the Coconut Grove Sailing Club

Booksellers won't put the book on their shelves unless we sell like 200,000 copies or so, but it can be ordered either in person at virtually any bookstore or online at:

It's listed under Caught by the Lure of the Sea or Lona Gray, or ISBN 0-595-37515-4 online and in the physical bookstore clerk's computer. Borders also has it. It looks like the cheapest place to get it is Barnes and Noble. We also get a little better royalty from them.


At 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sweet! That is really cool. Tell her Congrats for me. :)

At 11:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is cool!


At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow,Lona wrote a book!!!I'd love to read it.Is it selling well?Don't forget to put aside a copy for me!!!^^
It looks really cool!!!


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