“Anchors aweigh!” – “Hoist the jib! Helm to windward!”

Destiny is underway, and so is Captain Jane Thorn in – Destiny’s Gold

“The sails filled and they tacked out of the harbor into the Atlantic.”

We are proud to announce Destiny’s Gold is now available in paperback (in the USA – rest of the world following soon!).

Join Captain Jane Thorn and her hearty crew…

“Heave short!” The foredeck crew rammed home the capstan bars and prepared to pull the Destiny downriver until she floated over her port bow anchor. As soon as the tide turned, they would heave the anchor and set sail on a broad reach with the wind on the starboard quarter. It was a tricky maneuver in tight quarters, but would give them a jump on the larger vessels if they could pull it off.
Perched on the near end of the Destiny’s eighteen-foot jib boom, Galsworthy peered down at the anchor chain, waiting for it to draw slack.
“Heave ho!” came the call, and the men bent their backs to the work, pushing the bars around the capstan as one of the hands led them in a rousing chorus of Maid of Amsterdam.
“Anchors aweigh!” rang out as the flukes cleared the bottom and the Destiny began to move with the outgoing tide.
“Hoist the jib! Helm to windward!” The orders were coming fast as Jane watched her crew move nimbly to execute Mister Dawkins’ commands. Over the past week, these seven sailors had come together under the firm hand of the chief, and Jane felt a shiver of pride and anticipation as the sails filled and they began the long tack down the harbor and out into the Atlantic.

4.0 out of 5 stars – Great story!!   (Very few books get a five star rating from me, but this one is close.)
December 2, 2018 – Format: Kindle Edition
I don’t know anything about sailing, but I do know when I enjoy a good adventure story and really feel that I’ve connected to a character. Captain Jane and her crew grabbed my heart and pulled me into her world. The book was very enjoyable and I’m looking forward to reading the next one!

Destiny's Gold Historical Fiction great read

Historical Fiction – Cover Reveal

We are proud to reveal the cover for Destiny’s Gold.

Destiny's Gold Historical Fiction

Pamela Grimm our newest author has created a story that will transport you straight to the decks of the schooner Destiny and onward to Russia, Sweden, Denmark and many other exciting destinations.

Captain Jane Thorn and her gritty and loyal crew will accompany you in the year 1820 on a voyage that’ll keep you turning pages late into the night!

You can pre-order the Kindle version right now! Click here.


“A spellbinding historical story with powerful characters.”
– Viki Moore, Board Member of Yachting New Zealand, freelance writer, sailor, and author of www.astrolabe.com


It is 1820 and a young, female sea captain sets sail aboard the schooner Destiny bound for the sugar plantations of Cuba and then on to the Baltic for iron.
Political intrigue and mystery dog the voyage, and those who underestimate the captain’s skill and business acumen do so at their peril.

This is historical, nautical fiction with a fresh new take. Destiny’s Gold author Pamela Grimm has created an indomitable female character and a storyline that keeps you guessing. Pamela combines her love of maritime history with experience as a commercial and recreational captain to bring to life the golden age of merchant sailing ships in the person of
Captain Jane Thorn and her loyal crew.

Facing Fears Head On

Drum roll if you please…

And the winners of the SisterShip Short Story Competition on ‘Fear’ are… well you will have to wait a couple more days until they are announced in October’s issue of SisterShip Magazine (out soon!). Of course, the winners will be emailed as the magazine goes live.

Many of the wonderful stories are being published in the anthology: Facing Fears Head On – True Stories from Women on the Water – available for pre-order right now!

Click here to purchase (ebook, paperback to follow soon!)

SisterShip Press Book launch


A collection of inspirational and practical stories from women on the water.

Gasp, cry and laugh out loud as forty-six women from around the globe reveal their deepest fears and coping strategies while voyaging on (and in) the world’s waterways.

Experience a unique journey and witness the emotional turmoil that fear can create as dreams, and loved ones, are threatened.

These true tales of raw emotion and courage will help you tackle fear, cast off the lines, and take heart in knowing you are not alone.

Not just for women, men should read this too. If you want to take your partner sailing these stories are a remarkable insight into the minds of women as they unfold the secrets to help you – help them – love life at sea.

Facing your Fears – Meet Amazing Women

Short story competition reveals true Sheroes.

An anthology for women on the water coping with Fear.

Not only for women – Facing Your Fear will go a long way to help men peek into the workings of women’s brains and trains of thought.

Women Facing their Fears on board

Short Story Competition

When we launched the Facing Your Fear competition, we thought it would be nice to share other women’s stories. A large part of SisterShip’s ethos is, after all, Support. But we were not ready for the level of bare honesty, gritty determination, open soul, amusing, tragic, sad stories.

Most mornings I read a story (I am not a judge, they are highly regarded boat women and authors), I’d sit with my coffee (and beanie – it’s winter) and cry, laugh, and gasp – my husband often asking, ‘What’s wrong?’

Upcoming ‘Shining Stars’

Young women have picked up the pen as well. There is a lot of extraordinary talent about to burst onto the scenes (‘Shining Stars’ is our new locker in SisterShip Magazine).

Facing Your Fears Anthology will be available in October.

The collection of stories analyse fear, lay it bare; it’s dealt with, beaten, coped with, sometimes winning, but mostly losing.

Always Learning

I’ve learned so much. Not only about some extraordinary women, but about myself and my fears and coping mechanisms.

Our Facing Your Fear Competition is about to close (17th August), but perhaps you have a pet onboard…?

SisterShip short story competition pets

How To Market Your Book

Marketing Tips to Sell Your Book

There is no great secret formula, there is no short-cut. It takes work, a lot of work, to ensure your book is seen, considered, and bought.

Reaching an ‘editor-ready’ stage with your manuscript is a terrific goal. By this point most authors have run out of energy, and desire. The editing process re-kindles that fire for a while. The book is finally distributed and listed for sale – now all you have to do is let people know it is there.

If you are smart, while writing your book, editing, setting up distribution channels, etc., you also publish a regular blog (not entirely about your book!), set up Facebook pages: a personal one and one for your book, Instagram and Twitter.

Your website will advertise your forthcoming book, in the header or sidebar, your blog will be linked with your book; it will be about you, your writing journey but also other interesting topics.

It’s more work – but keep the blog posts short.

  1. No one has time to read lengthy blogs anymore
  2. You won’t have much time/energy to write lengthy blogs anymore!

There are tips and tricks for writing blogs, SisterShip Press Pty helps and supports our authors with this.

Read this article about marketing your book, it is helpful and raises some excellent points. SisterShip Press is connected with nautical women all over the world waiting for women authors connected to the water to transport them to another world – via fiction or non-fiction

Our multi-channel marketing platform is already in place.

Our team of authors/writers/editors have learned the right way to find the right people to purchase your book. The key is to start early and begin the marketing journey the right way. There is no guarantee, but with a tenacious attitude and effort, we can help give you the best chance.