William C. Hammond was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, where he developed a deep love for blue-water sailing, and has lived during his career in such places as Kansas City, Missouri; Alexandria, Virginia; and, for sixteen years, in Hingham, Massachusetts.
His thirty-year career in publishing has included work as a sales representative and as trade sales manager for Little, Brown & Company; as publisher of Hazelden Publishing and Education; as president of his own management consulting firm; and as a principal of a boutique investment bank located in Concord, Massachusetts.
Bill lives with his wife Victoria and their three sons in Minneapolis, where, in addition to his day-time jobs as a publishing consultant and literary agent, he continues to write and to sail whenever possible on Lake Minnetonka and Lake Superior, and on Frenchman Bay in Maine where he maintains property and a Cape Dory sailboat.
He is writing a series of novels, the Cutler Family Chronicles, following their adventures from the American Revolution through to the War of 1812 and in 2011 was a gold medal winner from the Military Writers Society of America
|Series: Cutler Family Chronicles
|A Matter of Honor
|A teenager ships out with John Paul Jones to avenge the death of his brother, flogged to death aboard a king's ship.
|For Love of Country
|The family ship Eagle is captured and Richard Cutler is sent to negotiate a ransom for his brother Caleb and the crew
|The Power and the Glory
|Richard Cutler serves on USS Constellation during the Quasi-War with France
|A Call to Arms
|Capt. Cutler takes command of USS Portsmouth and sails to join the Mediterranean Squadron and the First Barbary War
|How Dark the Night
|The Cutler family must cope with the embargo acts and RN abuses before the War of 1812
|No Sacrifice Too Great
|The War of 1812. Richard Cutler and his two sons serve in the US Navy
|To Distant Shores
|Richard Cutler commands the new United States steam frigate Suwannee on a mission to the South Seas
|A Return to Duty
|Cutler & Sons plays a key role in the struggle to eliminate the scourge of narcotics in the Far East.