Deborah Cordonnier

Never on a stove boat, Deborah Cordonnier knows little about whaling but longs for the adventure. Born in New Jersey and transplanted to the Midwest, Ms. Cordonnier returned to the Garden State where she continued her studies and teaching. Having completed a few educational journeys, she has tiptoed in the cultures of Europe and Asia but hungers to encounter the South Seas and other true places. An educator by trade, Cordonnier aspires to instill in students, friends, and family, a comparable love for taking risks, learning from failure, and savoring the beauty and sanctity of life in spite of its perils.