Mary E Trimble
A prolific writer, Trimble draws on personal experiences including purser and ship’s
diver aboard the tall ship, M.S. Explorer, two years with the Peace Corps in West Africa,
and a 13,000-mile South Pacific sailing trip aboard their Bristol 40, Impunity.
Trimble’s recently published memoir, TUBOB: Two Years in West Africa with the Peace
Corps is the story of a newly married couple who discover themselves in new light as
they work and learn about a different culture in a third-world country. They find strength
and frustration trying to make a difference. Caught up in a military coup, they seek
refuge in a house with 116 other people and wonder if their lives will ever be the same.
Trimble’s other works include Tenderfoot, a romantic suspense with a sub-plot of the
1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. Her coming-of-age novels, Rosemount and
McClellan’s Bluff have been met with enthusiastic acclaim. McClellan’s Bluff was the
EPIC 2004 Winner for Young Adult Fiction. Trimble has had more than 400 articles
published in magazines and newspapers.
Trimble lives on Camano Island with her husband, Bruce.