David Poyer's sea career included service in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Arctic, Caribbean, and Pacific. He began writing in 1976, and is the author of nearly fifty books, including his popular navy series featuring Captain Dan Lenson.
His work has been required reading in the Literature of the Sea course at the U.S. Naval Academy, along with that of Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville.
He teaches in the MA/MFA in Creative Writing program at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre and the Ossabaw Writers Retreat, and is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and a board member of the Northern Appalachia Review.
He lives on Virginia's Eastern Shore with his wife, novelist Lenore Hart.