After a lengthy career in the graphic arts business in the Chicago area, as a graphic designer, color analyst, and illustrator for various publishing and printing companies, I turned to writing. During research on the history of the French frigate la Renommée for over a decade, I  concluded the fascinating story of the ship’s historical characters demanded to be chronicled. The Ship's Carpenter, the first historical nautical novel of the Tween Sea & Shore Series was published by FireShip Press in 2019. The remaining books in the series are currently in production.