Seven at Sea – {Book Showcase}

Seven at Sea – {Book Showcase}

I received a copy of Seven at Sea” ($27.99 value) in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.

Ever just wish you could drop everything…pack your bags and take on an adventure of your dreams?  That’s exactly what Erik and Emily Orton did, along with their five children.  They left their daily lives behind from the busy New York City life and set out on a 5,000-mile voyage from New York to the Caribbean and back for a year at sea on a sailboat.  As this all sounds like a perfect adventure…it wasn’t for the Orton family, BUT they were able to pursue dreams on their own terms by going against the grain and making it work.   

For the adventure seekers…this is the book for you.  Seven at Sea was good clean book that takes you on an adventure of family ups and downs…mostly on a sailboat.   It was a quick read that holds a lot of family dynamics and stops at nothing to set goals and get dreams accomplished.  Seven at Sea can be purchased at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. 

About the Authors

Erik Orton writes plays, musicals and books.  His work won an Emmy Award, Telly Award, and CINE Golden Eagle.  He has directed and produced events at Radio City Music Hall, Off-Broadway and regionally throughout the U.S.  He managed Broadway shows and tours including Wicked, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Fosse and many others. In 2018 he achieved a lifetime goal of climbing El Capitan in Yosemite.  He enjoys rock climbing, sailing, surfing, scuba diving, writing and flying kites.  He loves thinking and speaking about living deliberately.  He blogs with was wife Emily  They live in New York City with their five children.  For more information, please visit, or find him on Instagram @ErikOrton

Emily Orton is not an adrenaline junkie.  She’s just curious.  A former English teacher turned homeschool mom, she is an avid journal keeper and blogger.  Her writing is featured in “Dare, Dream, Do:  Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream.”  By Whitney Johnson.  Emily speaks and writes about living with purpose.  Emily’s curiosity has led her to become a sailor, scuba diver, rock climber, world traveler and most recently surfer.  She explores the world, inner and outer, with her husband, Erik, and their five children.  They blog together at and make their home in New York City.  For more information, please visit,, or find her on Instagram @Emily Orton2020

Cynthia Tait

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