I began writing about nautical themes. A professional mariner, I have sailed the world, been involved in ship construction, and have experienced many emergencies aboard ships at sea and in port. Using my background and a considerable amount of research, I write about our nautical past in simple terms. Ships and sailors are not that complicated we just use unfamiliar terms. I write to remove the cloud of confusion.
After my first book, I wrote a short story based on my other experiences and published it as an e-book. Surprised by its success I wrote more. These observations and remembrances of some of the people, who have inspired my life, continue to be some of my most popular stories.
They are just a short drink, like that first cup of coffee in the morning. People began subscribing to my web site because of these short stories (it is free to subscribe). Soon I began getting requests for more.
This series was put together for those readers. It includes some of my articles, short story e-books, and a few new articles never before published.
I would like to thank those readers, all of the retailers who carry my work, and you. I hope you enjoy this collection of shorts.