James W. Barry
James has been a career sailor and rigger of traditional ships. He spent many years sailing small square-riggers on the Great Lakes before his voyages took him to bigger (and smaller) ships on the open sea.
As a master rigger, James has re-rigged historic ships for museums, and developed set pieces for Hollywood, notably for the films Master and Commander, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2, 3 and 4.
Never home for very long, James divides his time between ports along the Eastern Seaboard, the Caribbean Sea, and Michigan.
A Dream of Steam is his first novel.
Books:A Dream of Steam, December 2018