Rick SpilmanRichard (Rick) Spilman has spent most of his life around the ships and the sea. Professionally, he has worked as a naval architect (ship designer) for several major shipping lines. An avid sailor, Rick has sailed as volunteer crew on the replica square-riggers HMS Rose and HMS Bounty, as well as sailing on modern and period vessels along the New England coast, the west coast of Florida, the Caribbean, the Great Lakes and the southwest coast of Ireland. He is also an avid kayaker.

Rick is the founder and host of the Old Salt Blog, a virtual port of call for all those who love the sea. He has been published in the Huffington Post, gCaptain, Forbes online, and several canoeing and kayaking print magazines. He was also a nautical columnist on the Clarion science fiction blog and a Cooley Award Winner in short fiction at the University of Michigan. His video has appeared in the Wall Street Journal on-line and in National Geographic Traveler.

Rick lives with his wife and two sons on the west bank of the Hudson River.

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

Series: n/a

Year  Book  Comment
1905 Hell Around the Horn The windjammer, Lady Rebecca, must survive the mountainous seas of the worst Cape Horn winter in memory
  Bloody Rain Cptn. McPherson of the Queen Charlotte slips into murder and madness in the face of the relentless monsoon. (Short Story)
1870 The Shantyman On a ship with a dying captain and a murderous mate, the shantyman will literally keep the crew pulling together

The author's official web site is rickspilman.com

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