STORIES OF THE SEA
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