Just Keep Rowing is a self-empowerment book written by Katie and co-author, Mark Bowles, with 70 life lessons that parallel the number of days Katie spent alone at sea rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. Just Keep Rowing is over 300 pages in length and illustrated with over 50 photographs from Katie's row and other endurance events. The book is a personal conversation between you and Katie. During her journey she learned many vital life lessons from the Atlantic. As she found out, an ocean is a great teacher of the meaning of life. Katie became its student, sometimes reluctantly but often enthusiastically, and she wants to communicate these lessons because she believes they can be valuable for everyone. From students to business executives, and to people just wanting to find new ways to live life to the fullest, these lessons from the Atlantic will help you see the world from a new perspective. 

We are donating a portion of the proceeds to our partner, H2O for Life, a non-profit organization that develops service learning programs to provide clean water projects to schools. And, with your help, our donation from Just Keep Rowing will add to the nearly $275,000 that I have already raised for water projects!

ATTENTION SCHOOLS AND BUSINESSES! Just Keep Rowing is available at quantity discounts with bulk purchase for educational or business use.


Amelia Rose Earhart, Youngest Woman to Fly Around the World in a Single Engine Aircraft 

Katie’s raw recollection of her once-in-a-lifetime excursion will bring out the wanderlust in anyone who has ever set their eyes on a horizon and decided to run toward it, regardless of the outcome. Her willingness to bare her inner soul should serve as a lesson to us all, to chase our deepest callings with gusto and fortitude as she did. Reading her story is like peering into the private journal of a true adventurer; it’s honesty has reminded me that we all have oceans to cross and it is up to us to find the beauty in the waves that surround us. 

Regina Brett, New York Times Bestselling Author of God Never Blinks, Be the Miracle, and God Is Always Hiring

Life has so much to teach us, and so does Katie Spotz. Her journey is full of wonder and wisdom. Open her book and she’ll take you on a wild, wonderful ride.


Julia Immonen, Double Guinness World Record Atlantic Ocean rower and Author

This is a passion filled story of a determined individual who took on the ultimate endurance test, rowing the Atlantic, alone. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat as you read of Katie’s daily encounters with the Ocean, all 70 days.  Each page is full of raw emotion and incredible honesty as Katie shares with us the lessons she learnt from the Ocean, not least to ‘just keep rowing.’

It does not take long to realize, that for Katie it was never just about the physical challenge of rowing the Atlantic, this book is also drenched with Katie’s heart and drive to raise awareness about the global water crisis. This is a story of adventure, hope and passion, as Katie uses everything in her human strength to cross an ocean whilst telling the stories of those who struggle to find clean and safe water on a daily basis. 

Roz Savage, First Woman Ever to Row Solo Across Three Oceans and Author

It was an uncanny experience reading Katie's book. There were so many similarities in the way we experienced the Atlantic, and the insights we gained, it was like reliving my own crossing - but reading about it is a lot more fun than doing it! Great life lessons in every chapter, which are sure to inspire and uplift you, no matter what your "ocean".

Patty Hall, President and Founder of H2O for Life

Katie’s book provides life lessons and inspiration for a generation of youth that will guide them to build the world we want to live in. Her focus on water, our essence of life is timely and important.