Fishing With Hyenas
FISHING WITH HYENAS is a love story between girlie girl Theresa and commercial fisherman Captain Bart, who convinces her to crew on a ninety-two-foot tuna boat plying the North Pacific Ocean. Trading cashmere and high heels for raingear and rubber boots, she becomes a deckhand, confined for three months at a time, thousands of miles from anywhere. Bart’s tight group of fishermen—the Hyenas—become her extended family, but no one explains what appalling weather and hauling thousands of pounds of tuna would do to her hands. Or to her heart. Or to her mind. After nine months on the water, Theresa returns to life on land. But when Bart finds another tuna boat, he heads back out to Mother Ocean. “See you soon,” are the last words he says to her. Three days later, Bart dies of a massive heart attack. Grief, financial devastation, and a lawsuit follow, but it is the family of Hyenas who help her pull through. FISHING WITH HYENAS is the true story of how it all started and the tale of what happened next.
About Theresa Mathews (Bellingham, Washington Author)
Theresa (Dorsey) Mathews grew up in Spokane, Washington. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and works from her home office as a Corporate Recruiter. She always liked to write and applied that passion to her recruiting career. When she fell in love with Captain Bart and he lured her to sea on a three-month fishing trip in 1999, she decided she would write a book about her adventures. And that’s where the story, Fishing With Hyenas, begins. At the book’s half-way point, Bart died, which changed the book’s course and added another dimension to the story. As she rebuilt her life, finishing her memoir became more important to her as each year passed. After seventeen years in the making, she now shares her story with the world.
Fishing with Hyenas can be purchased on Amazon or the author's website, www.theresa-mathews.com.