Just Add Water – Hetta Coffey Series, Book 1
HETTA COFFEY IS A SASSY TEXAN WITH A SNAZZY YACHT, AND SHE'S NOT AFRAID TO USE IT! She's a globe-trotting civil engineer with a swath of failed multi-national affairs in her jet stream.
Plying the San Francisco waterfront, trolling for triceps, her attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts—especially their predominantly male skippers—and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man.
In spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical, she buys her dream boat, but a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta’s own self-destructive foibles imperil her goal. Hetta Coffey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “sink or swim!”
About Jinx Schwartz (Tucson, Arizona Author)
A ninth-generation Texan, Jinx was actually raised in the jungles of Haiti and Thailand, with returns to Texas in-between. Jinx later followed her father's steel-toed footsteps into the Construction and Engineering industry in hopes of building dams. Finding all the good rivers taken, she traveled the world defacing other landscapes with mega-projects in Alaska, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Like the protagonist in her mystery series, Hetta Coffey, Jinx was a woman with a yacht—and not afraid to use it—when she met her husband, Robert "Mad Dog" Schwartz in the San Francisco Bay Area. They opted to become cash-poor cruisers rather than continue racing the rat, sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge, turned left, and headed for Mexico.
Her other books include a YA fictography of her childhood in Haiti (Land of Mountains), an adventure in the Sea of Cortez (Troubled Sea) and an epic novel of the thirty years leading to the fall of the Alamo (The Texicans).