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Charles Sheldon ‘Strong Heart

Deep in the Olympic Peninsula wilderness, 13 year old Sarah Cooley takes a wrong step. What happens next is impossible. A sea adventure, a journey through Olympic National Park, an adventure through time. Strong Heart, a breathtaking celebration of the wild Northwest and North Pacific, startles, yet challenges us to think.

Charlie Sheldon studied at Yale University and the University of Massachusetts, where he received a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Biology and Resource Management.  He then went to sea as a commercial fisherman off New England, fishing for cod, haddock, hake, lobster, red crab, squid, and swordfish. These days he hikes in the Olympics whenever he can, cooks for his wife, and continues to write tales in Ballard, Washington.