Welcome to the Home Pages of author Marlin Bree.
Here you can read about his adventures and his books.
You can check out his home-built boat, Persistence,
and read excerpts from his books. Enjoy!
How to find your way
around these pages
This website will let you look over some of the books you've been hearing about by author Marlin Bree.
To get a quick overview, click on the book titles on the right. Each title has sample excerpts for you to enjoy -- the author has not been stingy. For example, click on Dead on the Wind (right) to learn more about this exciting new nautical novel.
Quick hint: To enlarge pictures in the center column, just click on them.
In the Blue Banner (above), there are seven categories. Click on them to see more about the author (My Bio), his boat and voyages (Das Boot), magazine articles (Magazines), boating tips (Boat Tips), his blog (Blog) and information on how to reach the author or find his books (Contact). For example, to see more pictures of Persistence, click on Das Boot.
A New E-Book reader? Some special prices
Hey, try out your new e-book reader on a couple of special Marlin Bree books. Some book-buying deals we've observed (please tell us of others): Some examples: Dead on the Wind, Kindle price, $3.82. Nook price, $4.99. Google Play, $3.82. Check around. If you've heard of better prices, let us know.
WHAT YOU CAN FIND IN THIS ISSUE
MEET THE THE BOAT IN PERSON (Well, sort of) For close-up color photography of the author's hand-built sloop, Persistence, click on Das Boot (above). The devil, as they say, is in the details. You'll see some devilishly interesting wooden boatbuilding here.
READ SEAFARING STORIES! You can browse excerpts from the author's nonfiction seafaring stories in his books, includingBroken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures. Just click the title on the right. Or take a peek inside the novel Dead on the Wind.
FREE ADDED ATTRACTIONS: Browse through various magazine articles, more boat pictures and diagrams, news items, boating tips, and some choice book excerpts, which get added to from time to time. The author in particular likes these.
FIND OUT ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Click on the BIO (above) and you will get more information about Marlin Bree than you probably will want. The Bio started out short, but grew over the years, and the author apologizes about that.
CLICKS AND PICKS
Many Internet sites have a downloadable "sample" so that you can take a look at what's inside the book. You can get a lot of good reading in here, for free, so that you can find a book you want to buy in paper or download as an e-book.
Some featured Look Inside the Books:
*Dead on the Wind You can read samples from this new nautical thriller on Kindle.
* Broken Seas: True Tales of Extraordinary Seafaring Adventures. From this book came two magazine articles that won top awards in Boating Writers International's Writing Contest.
*Wake of the Green Storm: A Survivor's Tale. A rousing account of one lone sailor in the grips of the Storm of the Century. A classic tale of seafaring.
*The Dangerous Book for Boaters:A humorous waterfront guide to the ways & wiles of boaters.
Other books by Marlin Bree
*Kid's Magic Secrets: Simple magic tricks & why they work. (Loris Bree with illustrations by Marlin Bree). A fun magic book for kids. This book was used as a set prop in the Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis movie, "Friends with Benefits." It also has consistently been rated as a #1 Best Seller at Amazon.com.
*Kid's Travel Fun Book:Draw. Make Stuff. Play games. Have fun for Hours! This is a great take-along activity and fun book for kids when they go on trips with their adults. Keeps them occupied for hours. (Loris and Marlin Bree)
Kid's Trip Diary This is the all-time Marlor Press best-selling kid's activity book that lets youngsters easily record their thoughts and fun times while traveling. Includes games, prompts, and travel humor.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
Gripping!Writes the senior editor of Cruising World, Herb McCormic, of the novel Dead on the Wind: "The dangerous, fascinating world of long distance, singlehanded yacht racing is full of remarkable characters and daring feats, making it an especially intriguing setting for a high seas whodunit. Marlin Bree knows this arena well, and his well crafted tale of mystery and adventure makes for gripping reading."
"Super read: In its November issue, The Ensign magazine says of Broken Seas: "Author Marlin Bree makes true sailing adventures live again...With each story, we feel the excitement of the cruise and the terror of the final moment when all might be lost. Broken Seas is a super read for those of us who dream of adventure on the sometimes cruel sea." The Ensign review was written by Stf/C Don Dunlap Jr., SN
"Mucho Adventure," writes Small Craft Advisor editor Joshua Colvin about the author's new book, Broken Seas. "..some of the true tales in his latest volume had me sitting up wide-eyed, well past my dreamland deadline. In 216 pages, Bree manages to take the reader aboard all kinds of vessels, often in the worst conditions imaginable. Whether he's writing about Gerry Spiess' 10-footer Yankee Girl knocked flat in in the middle of the Pacific, or the storm driven destruction of the 729-foot Edmund Fitzgerald, Bree rarely lets his reader up for breath. If you enjoy this sort of thing--and who doesn't--you'll want to add Bree's new book to your library. Just don't plan to catch up on any sleep."
"A keeper" says Cruising World (Aug. 2005) about Broken Seas: "Sea-story fans will find in these pages six varied accounts ranging from a passage across the Pacific in a 10-foot sloop to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald during a Lake Superior storm. Readers who enjoy adventure narratives won't be disappointed."