Jim Nelson is the author of seventeen works of maritime fiction and history. His books cover the gamut from Vikings to piracy in Colonial America, the naval action of the American Revolution and the Civil War. His novel, Glory in the Name, was the winner or the American Library Association/William Young Boyd Award for Best Military Fiction. His nonfiction, George Washington's Secret Navy, won the Naval Order’s Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval History. He has lectured all over the country and appeared on the Discovery Channel, History Channel and BookTV. He currently lives in Harpswell with his former shipmate from the Golden Hinde, now wife, Lisa and their four children.