In 2007, NavPress published my original historical fiction novel, Storm Warriors. It went well and resulted in the founding of an International not-for-profit devoted to inspiring people to get involved rescuing others. The book was based on true-life rescues in the 1800s and the invention of the first unsinkable lifeboat in England. It is an exciting read enjoyed by many historical fiction enthusiasts but also people inspired by history and humanitarian themes. The book begs a larger question: What does it take for anyone to risk his or her life for others?
Unfortunately, due to reasons unrelated to the book, NavPress did not remain in the fiction publishing business, and the book failed to receive the kind of marketing and sales support that might have helped it grow a larger audience. These days, the book has been reissued by Storm Warriors International and is packaged with the sequel, Storm Survivors. The books are proving very popular with those who have read them and help to draw continuing interest to the ongoing work of Storm Warriors International. You can find out more at stormwarriors.org and track updates here by looking for the Storm Warriors tag on these posts.
After another project of mine, the Longfellow book (see posts tagged as Longfellow), is released in 2015, I am hopeful that Storm Warriors and Storm Survivors will be picked up by the same publisher, attracting new and larger audiences. In the meantime, you can check out the books here in just a few weeks (in both e-book and traditional formats) – you won’t be disappointed.