Broos Campbell spent most of adult life in San Francisco, San Jose, and Santa Cruz, Calif., and currently lives in a small seaside city in Southern California. He has written or edited more than a dozen business development books and more Web content than he likes to think about. He makes his primary living as an editor -- and, yes, is for hire:

Much as he loves the ocean and all things in it, he'd rather be on the water than in it.

Selected Works

The Matty Graves novels
Midshipman Matty Graves must choose between family and duty.

“Refreshingly cynical.”
—Jonathan Lunn

Acting-Lieutenant Matty Graves gets caught up in the Haitian Revolution in 1800. Mayhem ensues!

"[N]ever dull . . ."
—Madison Smartt Bell

Matty seizes the opportunity to make a name and fortune for himself—even if it means destroying those closest to him.

"[U]nusual, if somewhat jaundiced . . ."
Library Journal

Errors after the fact
Seamen's terms in landsmen's language
Haitian Timeline
Nautical info bits
How far it is from here to there, by sea, in English statute miles.
Public domain stuff—I didn't write this.
Yep, still maps
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Photo by Julie Palmer.

The obligatory shot of the author at the helm. In this case, it's aboard the Catalina 270 "Zephyr" out of Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, Calif. Photo by Mark Juric.