Two New Books by Ocean Beach and Point Loma Authors

by on March 15, 2018 · 2 comments

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There’s two new books by two different local Ocean Beach and Point Loma authors. One is already published in paperback and other will be released in mid-April.

Kathy Blavatt and Dianne Lane are the local authors; Kathy wrote “Ocean Beach: Where Land and Water Meet” and Dianne has written “From Where We Sail: A Family’s Six and a Half Year Journey Around the World on Sorcery“.

Here is the Amazon promo for Dianne’s memoirs:

From Where We Sail

“From Where We Sail” follows author Dianne Lane, her husband Robb, and their two young children on a sailing journey in the 90s. Starting in San Diego, the famous, retired 61-foot race boat Sorcery took them the long way to North Carolina. Traveling from one “big stop” to the next, dozens of wondrous adventures came their way, many on islands or reefs so small they aren’t even flyspecks on a wall-sized map.

While waiting out hurricane seasons, the family lived in New Zealand, the Marshall Islands, Australia, and South Africa. Candid photos capture this family’s life on the high seas as well as time spent on land among many cultures. Sure, some scary things happened, but everyone lived to tell the story of a lifetime.

Incidentally, Dianne is the mother of one of the editors at San Diego Free Press, Annie Lane. It’s available right now from Amazon Books, and costs $13.10.


Ocean Beach – Where Land And Water Meet

Kathy’s book is being released Monday, April 16, 2018 from Arcadia Publishing.

Here’s the promo:




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Dianne Lane March 15, 2018 at 4:43 pm

Wow! What a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much, Frank, for announcing my memoir. It’s fun being able to share our fabulous adventure.


Frank Gormlie March 16, 2018 at 10:57 am

I know Patty is about a third of the way through it.


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