James Nelson Award Winning Maritime Author
Wednesday September 29th at 6:30pm
James Nelson will speak about the navy Washington began building before Congress was even willing to talk revolution. ” George Washington’s Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea” explores a fascinating and little-known episode of the nation’s history.
Join us for an evening of history and stories by Maine author whose work includes numerous fiction and nonfiction linked to the sea. The author will be selling and signing his books at the end of the evening.
Masks are required in the library at this time.
James Nelson has been messing about in boats for a long time, first in the fresh waters of the Lewiston, Maine area where he built a skipjack in ninth grade and a strip canoe in eleventh grade. Still landlocked, he attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and then transferred to UCLA and a saltwater shore. Before the sirens lured him to sea, he worked in television after graduating with a degree in motion picture and television production.
Nelson is the author of over twenty five books with maritime themes, both fiction and non-fiction. Nelson won the W.Y. Boyd Literary Award for Excellence in Military Fiction from the American Library Association in 2004 for his novel, Glory In The Name: A Novel of the Confederate Navy and the 2009 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature. for George Washington’s Secret Navy.
Nelson currently lives in Harpswell, Maine, with Lisa and their four children, Elizabeth, Nathaniel, Jonathan, and Abigail, where he writes full-time.