Stuff in the ‘Bering Sea Strong’ Category

6 July, 2017


Laura Hartema is the author of Bering Sea Strong: Because Sometimes a Woman Has to Board a Fishing Boat to Find Herself (Skyhorse, Spring 2018). Hartema was born and raised in Chicagoland and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from College of the Ozarks in Branson, Missouri. The challenging work and adventures depicted in Bering Sea Strong led to Hartema’s present career as an ecologist with a focus on stream and wetland restoration. Her passion for her work and love for nature spills into her community, where she leads volunteers in stream enhancement efforts. She encourages others to seek inspiration, beauty and humor in her blog, Love This Day ( Hartema resides in the Seattle area and spends much of her time outdoors embracing Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic mountains.

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1 February, 2017

BERING SEA STRONG: Finding Strength Among Fish and Men, Laura Hartema

Seaworthy meets Wild in the spirited memoir of a young woman on a journey to find her place between land and sea.  Spending 90 challenging days as the sole woman and scientist on a commercial fishing boat on Alaska’s treacherous Bering Sea, Hartema unravels an unsettled past as she finds her strength to overcome adversity and embraces life’s uncertainty. (Skyhorse Publishing, World Rights, March 2018)