Syren’s Songs

Thanks to three talented musicians – Greg Mutersbaugh, Michael Trapp, and Paul Kurzeil – the companion music to SYREN’S SONG is now available through iTunes.  All three musicians are graduates of the Berklee College of Music.  These are original compositions to accompany the book.  I hope you enjoy.





Alternate History

The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is running an Alternate History Week.  Here’s my contribution to kick it off: What if Commodore Charles Stewart had become President of the United States?

“President Charles Stewart and the Making of American Naval Power”

Stewart was the subject of my first non-fiction book, “A Call to the Sea.”  This alternate history essay uses information from his life to discuss what might have been had he chosen at that dinner in 1844 to accept the party’s nomination instead of balking.



Welcome to my site.  The Aden Effect was published by Naval Institute Press October 15, 2012.  A portion of the net proceeds from the book will go to Horses for Heroes