Author’s Story

As a seventeen year old salvage diver I had the opportunity to work with a company called Real Eight.  We recovered items from several Spanish galleons that sank off the coast of Florida during a hurricane that struck on the night of July 31, 1715. It must have been a night of terror as the treasure laden ships on their way back to Spain were torn apart on the reefs. There were few survivors.

Locating and recovering the personal effects of the doomed sailors and a treasure chest filled with pieces’o eight gave me pause, and as my imagination took hold I was able to construct a story about a very different sort of world, one that might have been but will never be. I hope you find my first novel The Maya & The Moor an enjoyable read.