A Life and Times Story

A modern love story and heartbreaking adventure of a couple's aspirations to sail the world that is crushed by mental illness. She relentlessly chases her lost lover from Vancouver to Desolation Sound losing their dreams and 1947 Hinckley Sou'Wester sailboat along the way. Set in the magnificent coastlines of British Columbia she goes as far as Haida Gwaii, awakening, shifting consciousness and sharing in real time the pain and magic discovered along the way.

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Born in Vancouver, Alicia has spent most of her life near the ocean and the last 11 years discovering islands, combing the coastlines from Seattle to Nimmo Bay and mostly all of Vancouver Island.  With many ocean inspired stories to tell this is the first formal work and is based on real life experience. 

I am an artist, lover of life and dogs, ocean mermaid, boater, snowboarder, aspiring surfer, and self- practicing master of optimism. My Mom always told me to use my words. I went through a bit of a rough time a while back and ended up writing a story about it.


Two Butterflies in a Field


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5 % of all sales are donated to Georgia Straight Alliance


5% of all sales are donated to Coast Mental Health