Hooked!: True Stories of Obsession, Death, and Love from Alaska's Commercial Fishing Men and Women

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Hooked! begins where The Deadliest Catch ends. The rousing sea stories are here: the dramas of near-death battles, the sickening tragedy of lovers and friends lost to the waters---but this is not the whole story. This collection represents an extraordinary holistic view of Alaskan fishing: not just men's lives on the water, but women's as well. Not just winter crab fishing, but the challenges and thrills of fishing for cod, salmon, halibut, and herring. Not just the dying, but the passionate living as well. Readers will understand as never before why so many men and women are hooked, unwilling or unable to leave this uncommon life. Included are fishing legends Mary Jacobs, one of the first women skippers in Alaska; Sig Hansen of The Deadliest Catch; Shannon Zellerhof and Martha Sutro, both women crabbers in the Bering Sea; Moe Bowstern, a performance poet and fisher extraordinaire; Toby Sullivan, salmon fisherman and award-winning writer. Also including Michael Crowley on his first hazing as a greenhorn; Wendy Erd on the bitter sweetness of leaving the fisheries; Naphtali Fields on her first storm at sea, Debra Nielsen on the tragic sinking and loss of her companions. Joel Gay riffs on the panic of herring fishing; Nancy Lord, author of numerous books, shares a day in the life of a salmon fisher; Joe Upton, author of Alaska Blues and Bering Sea Blues, writes of his tumultuous entrance into Alaskan fishing; Leslie Leyland Fields returns to the skiff to crew for her grown daughter; Spike Walker, popular fisher-author, tells the dramatic story of a sinking. Erin Fristad, hooked by the fishing life she has left behind, leaves her prestigious day job to return.

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LESLIE LEYLAND FIELDS is a writer, national speaker, workshop leader and professional editor who lives on Kodiak Island, Alaska in the winter and Harvester Island in the summer, where she works in commercial salmon fishing with her family. (Follow her weekly blogs from these islands at leslieleylandfields.com). She has written/edited 9 nonfiction books of memoir and essays on a variety of subjects: the spirituality of food, wilderness, forgiveness, commercial fishing, and parenting. Her forthcoming book is "Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers" (Jan. 2014, Thomas Nelson).
Leslie is also a contributing editor to Christianity Today magazine and writes for Books and Culture and other journals. She loves to travel, and spent several years trekking around the world. She still travels often, leaving Kodiak to speak at conferences, churches, retreats, and universities around the country. In September 2013, she is beginning a new venture, the Harvester Island Wilderness Workshop at her remote fish camp island off Kodiak Island. (leslieleylandfields.com/p/harvester-island.html) 

She holds three graduate degrees in Creative Nonfiction, English and Journalism, and has taught for many years in both undergraduate and graduate programs in Oregon, Alaska and Washington and now continues to teach through college visits, writer-in-residencies, frequent radio appearances, speaking, and her professional writing business, The Northern Pen. 

Leslie and her husband Duncan have 6 children, a daughter and 5 sons, all of whom work in salmon fishing every summer. She can be reached at leslieleylandfields@gmail.com

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"The writing is astonishingly good ... If you fish or know those who do; get them a copy. If they don't fish, they can read about it. If they're young and thinking of commercial fishing, keep this away from them." ----Dee Longenbaugh, Sitka (Alaska) Sentinel

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