Robert N. Macomber 

Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning author, an internationally recognized lecturer, a former defense consultant, and an accomplished seaman. He has won the top regional, state, and national literary awards in his genre: historical literary fiction. The novels of his Honor Series describe the life and career of a U.S. naval officer, Peter Wake, from the Civil War in Florida to the Great White Fleet in 1908. From 1882 on, Wake works with the Office of Naval Intelligence, America’s first espionage agency, on missions around the world. These maritime escapades highlight the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country in the mid-19th century to a global power in the early 20th century. Through his novels, Mr. Macomber illuminates significant events of world history, which served as the foundation for the world as we know it today. The years of extensive research for each novel include making the voyages, visiting the countries, and learning the cultures. A team of experts, in various arcane fields, assists Mr. Macomber with intriguing details, and he is one of few novelists who offer endnotes for the reader. This attention to detail creates avid fans. Honor Series readers call themselves “Wakians” after the main character, and they eagerly await his next thriller every year. In addition to his literary work, Mr. Macomber is an international lecturer. He has been guest author and lecturer onboard the Queen Mary 2 and her sister Cunard Queens, the Silversea fleet, and other luxury ocean liners. He appears at venues around the United States as well, speaking on forty-eight topics featuring subjects on maritime history and writing. His defense consultant work included a decade of annual projects for the U.S. Army Center for Analysis, where he was named a “Distinguished Author.” He has conducted many briefings to the Office of Naval Intelligence, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, U.S. Southern Command, U.S. European Command, NATO headquarters, and other organizations. Mr. Macomber grew up on the waters along the SW coast of Florida. By age seventeen, he was an offshore racing skipper and raced for the next thirty-two years in Florida, Mexico and the Bahamas. When not traveling the world on research treks, lecture tours, or book signings, he lives on Pine Island, the same coast where he grew up. When not writing, he enjoys sailing among the more remote islands and cooking the exotic cuisines from his novels. Learn more at
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