Jeananne Kathol Kirwin lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four children. Although she is a practicing lawyer and erstwhile sailor, her childhood dream to become a writer was rekindled during the sailing sabbatical that is the subject of this book. Articles that she wrote about the practical aspects of her family's journey were published in sailing magazines during the journey. Her travel writing has been short-listed for the CBC Literary Awards competition, and appears in an anthology entitled Outside of Ordinary (Second Story Press, 2005). Ms. Kirwin holds an Honours English degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor from University of Toronto Law School. She writes occasionally for legal publications, sits on the boards of several charities, and volunteers in her community.Kirwin, Jeananne Kathol is the author of 'Greetings from Cool Breezes : A Family's Year Aboard', published 2005 under ISBN 9780888873095 and ISBN 0888873093.