With a steadfastly contrarian sensibility and a lively appreciation of both the profound and the absurd, author Tom Pamperin sets out in his cheap plywood skiff Jagular on a series of sail-and-oar (mis)adventures ranging from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.
The result is at once a tongue-in-cheek expression of the realities of small boat cruising, and a playful exploration of the inevitable tension between cynicism and romance, between self-deception and sincerity.
Tom Pamperin's sense of adventure and keen sense of humor have led to some of the most memorable, entertaining stories to have graced our pages.
-Small Craft Advisor Magazine
Tom Pamperin studied creative writing at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and (briefly) in the Master of Fine Arts program in creative nonfiction at the University of Idaho. He has taught writing at the high school and college level for over ten years. His writing has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, English Journal, The Madison Review, and others. He writes regularly about sailing and boat building for WoodenBoat Magazine, Small Craft Advisor, and www.duckworksmagazine.com.
Here are some of Tom's stories in Duckworks Magazine:
Here is an interview with Tom on Dan Mattson's Hooked On Woodenboats Podcast: