West of the Equator:In Search Of Paradise

In Search Of Paradise

This is a satirical account of one mans spiritual journey, as told by his spirit guide. Ian is a well-seasoned West Indian merchant sailor who narrates the story of a Chicago stock trader, who goes to the West Indies and buys a 75' catamaran to set out in search of Paradise. Instead, he finds a female captain who turns out to be the love of his life, as well as chaos, mahem, and eventually true happinessonly after he faces unbelievable trials and is stripped of everything he owns along the journey.

Cheryl Bartlam DuBois

Cheryl Bartlam DuBois grew up in Richmond, Virginia and spent many years boating on the Chesapeake Bay and Virginias many rivers and tributaries.

DuBois studied Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and World Religion at VCU in Richmond and moved to Florida to start a sailing charter company, where she was one of the first women in the U.S. to receive her Captains License. DuBois moved her charter business to St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles and St. Barth, French West Indies in the Caribbean, where she owned and ran a 50' Spronk catamaran for many years. There, she received an education in life in the Banana Republic and in that eternal search for Paradise.

Today, DuBois lives and works in Los Angeles, California as a writer, producer, and director for film and television.

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