For years I have been a free-lance writer specializing in marine journalism. I began with articles published in National Fisherman, then branched out with articles in Sailing World, Sailing, The Compass, 48 North and Oceans. In the past three years, I have concentrated on a book, Nightmare on the Scottie, about the delivery I made of one of the first king crab fishing vessels built in Mobile, Alabama for the burgeoning king crab fishery in Alaska. (This is a story of adventure and near sinking of the vessel.) This book is to be published by Washington State University under their new imprint, Basalt Books. This is a true story unique to the Pacific Northwest and the Alaskan fisheries.