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“Hell Around the Horn” on the Working Harbor Committee Blog

There was a very nice post this morning on the Working Harbor Committee blog about my novel “Hell Around the Horn.”   My thanks to the editor,  Mai Armstrong. Have you read Rick Spilman’s novel Hell Around The Horn? It’s a thriller … Continue reading

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Nautical Blog Hop and A Week Of Windjammers – The Wave No One Believed

On Wednesday I raised the question – is history just a sea story? I found in researching my novel, Hell Around the Horn, that two memoirs written about the voyage of the British windjammer, British Isles, on which the novel … Continue reading

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Weigh Anchor Nautical Blog Hop, Day 1: Windjammers – Not Dead, Not Even Past

My novel Hell around the Horn is set on a British windjammer on a voyage around Cape Horn in the particularly brutal winter of 1905.  I wanted to write the novel, in part, because the windjammers have been largely forgotten … Continue reading

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Beckoning Ice & Hell Around the Horn – Free Today and Tomorrow on Kindle

Joan Druett’s Beckoning Ice, the fifth in her series of Wiki Coffin nautical mysteries, is free today and tomorrow on Kindle. Joan’s detective, Wiki Coffin, is a half-Maori, half-Yankee “linguister,” who is also the representative of American law and order with the … Continue reading

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Free Books from Old Salt Press – Hell Around the Horn, The Beckoning Ice and A Love of Adventure

To celebrate the upcoming publication of Joan Druett’s Promise of Gold trilogy, Old Salt Press will be running a free book promotion for Rick Spilman’s Hell Around the Horn, and Joan Druett’s The Beckoning Ice and A Love of Adventure over the … Continue reading

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Last Chance to Get A Free Kindle Edition of Hell Around the Horn

The Kindle Edition of Hell Around the Horn will be free today through Monday, February 9 – 11th.  Click here to download a copy. This is the second and last Kindle free promotion for the book. For those who have asked for … Continue reading

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One Million Pageview Giveaway – Hell Around the Horn Free Today on Kindle, Enter to Win the Paperback

To continue our celebration of the Old Salt Blog passing one million pageviews, today, December 20, and tommorrow, December 21, we are giving away free copies of the Kindle edition of my new nautical thriller, Hell Around the Horn.  Click here to go … Continue reading

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One Million Pageview Giveaway – Free Copies of Hell Around the Horn

To celebrate passing one million pageviews on the Old Salt Blog, we will be giving away copies of my novel, Hell Around the Horn.  Kindle readers will be able to download the novel for free from Amazon on Thursday, December … Continue reading

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Old Salt Blog Milestone – More Than a Million Page Views ! Party Hats and Free Books!

We have reached a milestone here at the Old Salt Blog. We have passed a million pageviews! Specifically, according to Google Analytics, as of this morning, 541,358 unique visitors have viewed 1,052,167 pages on the blog. (The numbers are actually … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Society Conference 2012 and Hell Around the Horn Available in Print

The Internet is an odd place. There are writers who I feel that I know well and consider to be friends, and yet that I have never met in person.  This evening, I will be leaving to attend the Historical Novel Society Conference … Continue reading

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Alaric Bond Reviews Hell Around the Horn

It is highly gratifying to have my work reviewed favorably by an author that I admire.  Alaric Bond, author of the Fighting Sail Series, is indeed such an author. (See our review of his latest, The Patriot’s Fate, here.)  Bond recently reviewed … Continue reading

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Hell Around the Horn, a Novel by Rick Spilman

I am pleased to announce that my novel, Hell Around the Horn, is now available on Amazon around the world. The print edition will be out shortly. About the novel: In 1905, a young ship’s captain and his family set … Continue reading

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