Daria Blackwell is a USCG-licensed captain who, together with her husband, has crossed the Atlantic three times in their 57-foot ketch. This was after a longstanding career in the United States during which she was a scientist, scientific writer, creative copywriter, then strategic planner and top level executive in marketing and communications firms. Daria is co-author of non-fiction books Happy Hooking. The Art of Anchoring, Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way and Onyx The Cruising Kitty. The Naked Truth is her debut novel.