L. A. MeyerLouis A. Meyer was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in 1942. He grew up on U.S. Army bases in Germany and the American east coast, attended high school in Pennsylvania and Florida, college in Florida from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Florida. He took graduate art courses at Columbia University in 1970 and received an MFA in Painting in 1973 at Boston University's Master of Fine Arts program. During the Vietnam War Meyer joined the U.S. Navy becoming an officer after four months. Assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet he saw no combat during his tour of duty.

Meyer currently lives in Corea, Maine and with his wife owns an an art gallery called Clair de Loon in Bar Harbor, where they sell matted and framed prints of his artwork. He is best known as the author of the Bloody Jack seafaring novels.

Series: Bloody Jack Adventures (not all books in the series are HNF but are listed for completeness)
Year  Book  Comment
  Bloody Jack Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy
  Curse of the Blue Tattoo Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady
  Under the Jolly Roger Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber
  In the Belly of the Bloodhound Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber
  Mississippi Jack Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and Lily of the West
  My Bonny Light Horseman Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, In Love and War**
  Rapture of the Deep Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy
  The Wake of the Lorelei Lee Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, on Her Way to Botany Bay
  The Mark of the Golden Dragon Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea
  Viva Jacquelina! Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away**
  The Mark of the Golden Dragon Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of the East, Vexation of the West, and Pearl of the South China Sea**
  Boston Jacky Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business**
  Wild Rover No More Being the Last Recorded Account of the Life & Times of Jacky Faber**

 ** Books in the series which are not believed to be nautical

The author's official web site is jackyfaber.com

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