Many of you have asked me since I retired from the US Coast Guard a few months ago what am I doing now. Here’s one thing…

I’m excited to share with you that my first audio book released yesterday! So Others May Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives, Defying Death.

My award-winning book is on Amazon, Audible and iTunes just for you. Enjoy! Its free for first time Audible listeners. If any of you would like to do a review, I’ll share with you a code for a free download. First to respond will get one.


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I narrate some and also have a professional voice read the stories. Are you ready for an adventure? Want to be a part of the rescue? Or just hear about some extraordinary stories of valor? Listen to So Others May Live, Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers Saving Lives, Defying Death.

So Others May Live: Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death is the award-winning untold story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s quiet but resolute rescue swimmers. From deep ocean caves on the Oregon coast to the panicked and chaotic streets of post-Katrina New Orleans, here are their stunningly heroic stories.

In startlingly clear and exceptional writing, Martha LaGuardia-Kotite tells 12 heroic stories of the greatest maritime rescues attempted since the program began in 1985. These feats, told through the eyes of the heroes, reveal an understanding of how and why the rescuer, with flight-crew assistance, risks his or her own life to reach out to save a stranger.

Covering diverse environments – oceans, hurricanes, oil rigs, caves, sinking vessels, floods, and even Niagara Falls, So Others May Live is truly a can’t-stop-listening collection.

Help me launch this collection of true stories today! Please tell a friend or a book club!

Happy New Year!