Award-Winning memoir about a woman’s adventures at sea, love, and surviving loss.
When: many Saturdays during the summer / Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm PST
Where: 248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Friday Harbor, WA
If you don’t see me there, I could be at an off-site event, but you can still get a signed book from Roche Harbor Grocery.
When: Saturday, July 15 / Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST
Where: Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA
Book Reading at the Oar House, Friday Harbor Brewing Company
I read excerpts from my book, shared photos from my fishing days, and chatted with locals and tourists about Fishing With Hyenas. I sold several signed copies and met wonderful people.
When: Friday, July 21 at 7:00 pm PST
Where: 665 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, WA, San Juan Island
Award-Winning Author, Theresa (Dorsey) Mathews grew up in Spokane, Washington. After college, she worked in several industries while searching for her professional calling. She stumbled upon a recruiting position when she was in her early thirties and dropped anchor, knowing she had found her niche. She loved communicating with interesting people and getting paid to help them advance their careers.
She always liked to write and applied that passion to her recruiting career. When she fell in love with Bart and he lured her to sea on a three-month fishing trip, she decided she would write a book about her adventures. And that’s where the story, Fishing With Hyenas, begins.
“Theresa Mathews writes with courage, authority, and humor—She knows what she’s talking about in the world of commercial albacore fishing. Her reverence for those who ply their trade on the ocean shines through, as does her love for her late Captain and partner, Bart. ”
Michele Longo Eder, author of Salt in Our Blood: The Memoir of a Fisherman’s Wife
“Theresa Mathews’ memoir takes you through an incredible journey, firmly placing you in the middle of all the action. It kept me wanting to keep reading and I learned SO much! I can’t watch an episode of The Deadliest Catch anymore (or open a can of tuna) without returning to Fishing With Hyenas.
I loved the format… jumping the chapters back and forth through time. The character development is rich and the emotions fly high. I laughed and cringed, I sighed and cried! I really loved this book and recommend it to everyone… male or female, young or old… it will keep you turning the pages.”
“Thought provoking, gripping, rich with emotion… just a few of the feelings that grabbed me and kept me tethered to this amazing memoir. A must read for all! My only complaint was that it came to an end, but it left me wanting to read more “girlie girl tuffie tales” from Theresa Mathews.”
“Fishing With Hyenas is a page turner—I couldn’t put it down! As a voracious reader, I need to connect with the protagonist and I easily related to the double-sided nature of this remarkable woman.
Theresa Mathews provided a richness to her memoir that made her fishing adventures come alive! She took me on a journey where I felt the experiences she lived through.
There are three stories here… a love story between a man and a woman, offshore commercial fishing, and surviving loss.
She beautifully weaved these themes in and out of her story to provide a perfect balance in an imperfect world. She made it real and that’s something everyone can relate to.”