I was born in 1944 in Yonkers, NY. Since then I’ve spent far too much time messing around with books and boats -- big ones, little ones, here, there.
I’ve published six contemporary nautical thrillers (three under my own name and, under a pen name, a series about sea-going terrorists and the team with the guts and wits to neutralize them), one nautical historical, one murder mystery and hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on all subjects. I spent my junior year of high school aboard a square-rigged school ship: majored in Spanish literature at Dartmouth College; did my foreign study at the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia; served as a naval salvage diving officer (a ‘Bubblehead’); devoted twenty years to educational publishing; started several other business ventures of questionable success; traveled and raised two daughters (the greatest and most nerve-wracking adventure of my life).
When I write I aim for accessibility, intense but plausible action and interesting, fleshed-out characters. In order to take full advantage of rapidly advancing technology and to attract new readers I’m currently reaching out in new directions. The basics, however, remain the same.