About the Author

Captain Gene Jurrens
Blurbarian Since November 2008
Name Captain Gene Jurrens
Location Punta Gorda, Florida, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Amateur radio op, hack writer, photographer, sailor kayaker paddle carver techno-junky
My Bio Hey! Ex-Coast Guard, ex-advertising executive, ex-IBM executive, ex-sky diver, ex-scuba diver (clearly can't keep a job). I just love life, wife, sea kayaking, golfing, wife, Morse code, guitar, wife, photography and writing, not necessarily in that order! This life is too darn short to do stuff that isn't at or near the top of my daily passion list. My bucket list includes playing a non-obnoxious guitar, breaking a score of ninety on the links and bomb-proofing my eskimo roll . I like gadgets. That fits well with my attention deficit syndrome since I move on before a gadget becomes obsolete. Married forty years, got the kids, grandkids, the T-shirt and the male pattern baldness to prove it. Proud to be a licensed US Coast Guard captain with forty years of boating experience. Movin' on... c'mon along!

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
a fictional "whodunit" version of this factual voyage, extended to include our upcoming seagoing adventures in the Dry Tortugas, Northern Bahamas and the funky Florida Keys. There's a secret to be protected at all costs, and there are those nefarious characters, born of high intrigue within the halls of power in the US Intelligence Services, that will stop at NOTHING to protect it! You won't believe what we find out, and how it affects our understanding of our past, present and future.