STO­RIES OF THE SEA

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Robert N. Ma­comber is a mas­ter of mul­ti­task­ing. The pro­lific Pine Is­land- based au­thor can have five nov­els in the works at any given time. He also con­ducts book sign­ings, reader meet- ups and lec­tures around the world and serves as a con­sul­tant for the Depart­ment of De­fense.

“My read­ers en­er­gize me,” he says. “I love meet­ing with them and watch­ing them learn more about them­selves through my books. ”

Ma­comber’s lat­est book in his Honor Se­ries that fol­lows fic­tional Amer­i­can naval of­fi­cer Peter Wake is Hon­ors Ren­dered. The book is cen­tered around a con­fronta­tion be­tween the United States and Im­pe­rial Ger­many in the South Pa­cific in 1889.

“I try to write about lit­tle- known things in his­tory that ac­tu­ally were very im­por­tant and the foun­da­tion for where things are now,” he says. “This is one of those mo­ments in his­tory where the con­se­quences were rather far- reach­ing.”

His next book fo­cuses on a failed as­sas­si­na­tion at­tempt in Florida in 1892. “The fact that the tar­get lived through it changed his­tory,” says Ma­comber.

Though he gets to travel the world, Ma­comber’s al­ways happy to come home to South­west Florida. “Life here is ex­tremely laid- back and calm,” he says. “There are no pre­ten­tions on Pine Is­land.”

Robert N. Ma­comber, robert­ma­comber.com

ROBERT N. MA­COMBER

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