Paul Thomas Fuhrman grew up the eldest of three children in Middletown, Ohio, and graduated from Bishop Fenwick High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After college, Fuhrman spent five years, ten months, and twenty-eight days plus a wake up of commissioned naval service. He acquired the rank of full lieutenant and his wife, Donna, his salvation. Fuhrman loved bridge watches and Combat Information Center watches as well as any deck or small boat operation. He also started crewing on sailboats in the navy. His favorite ship was the USS Tacoma PG 92.
The sea was Fuhrman’s dream from grade school on. He read about the sea, ships, and sailors in a wonderful old gothic Carnegie library on First Avenue in Middletown, Ohio.
Now ashore, arms stacked, children educated, and settled in his retirement home in Virginia, The Downeaster became an obsession of some ten years’ research and writing and has finally reached print. It is an ambition fulfilled.
AOS Other Nautical Fiction
|1872||The Downeaster: Deadly Voyage||A challenging ‘round the Horn' adventure|