John Otterbacher
Author, Speaker and Adventurer


“Yes–the springtimes needed you. Often a star was waiting for you to notice it.

A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past,

or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing.

All this was mission. But could you accomplish it?

Weren’t you always distracted by expectation, as if every event announced a beloved?

(Where can you find a place to keep her, with all the huge strange thoughts inside you

going and coming and often staying all night.)”




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Awards for Sailing Grace

Best New Non-Fiction Book, National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist, Best Book Awards, USA Book News Winner, Michigan Notable Book Awards

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