M. Kei is a tall ship sailor and award-winning poet. He lives on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay and apprenticed aboard a skipjack, a sail-powered oyster dredge. He now serves with a fully rigged ship. His publications include over 1200 tanka poems in six languages and ten countries. He is also the author of Slow Motion : The Log of a Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, a log he kept in verse form of several extended trips aboard a skipjack.
He brings his experience crewing on board wooden sailing vessels to a swashbuckling HNF series, Pirates of the Narrow Seas, set in the 18th century Royal Navy with a gay hero Lt. Peter Thorton and the corsair fleet of the Sallee Rovers.
|Series: Pirates of the Narrow Seas|
|Man in the Crescent Moon||Young Isam learns the skills of navigation and leadership necessary to become the most notorious corsair of the age|
|The Sea Leopard||Isam Rais is battling unfriendly allies as much as his enemies|
|The Sallee Rovers||Thorton struggles to come out gay while surviving storms at sea, ship to ship battles, duels, kidnapping, and more.|
|Men of Honor||Thorton and his lover set out to rescue a captive duke who is the pretender to the throne of Portugal.|
|Iron Men||Thorton is temporarily in command of HM frigate Ajax but is badly outnumbered by the vengeful Spanish.|
|Heart of Oak||Thorton's divided loyalties are tested as he becomes a pawn in the war for Portuguese independence|
The author’s official web site is narrowseas.blogspot.com