Novelist with nearly 50 books in print with major publishers. Creative Writing teacher. Latest book: ARCTIC SEA, St. Martin's Press, 2021.
Worked closely with motivated postgraduate students of creative writing to help them develop their ideas into books, learn to write and market, and become published writers.
Surface navy officer, serving in Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Arctic, Middle East, and Pentagon.
The war against China turns dire, as the United States struggles to survive in this gripping thriller featuring Navy commander Dan LensonAfter the United States suffers a devastating nuclear attack, and facing food shortages, power outages, cyber and AI assaults, and a wrecked economy, Admiral Dan Lenson leads an allied force assigned to turn the tide of war in the Pacific, using precisely tar... read more
Arnold L. Punaro
After being wounded and awarded the Bronze Star for valor as a Marine infantry platoon commander in Vietnam, Arnold Punaro thought he'd left the battlefield behind. Instead, he redeployed onto the battlefield of Washington politics. For almost fifty years, he's toiled at the intersection of the political and defense establishments, working with such luminaries as Sam Nunn, John Glenn, John McC... read more
With blistering action sequences and incredibly detailed military insight, Black Storm takes the reader along with the most covert Special Ops group straight to Saddam Hussein's stronghold, through harrowing instances of close-quarters combat, and into the heart of danger.A Maniacal LeaderWith coalition forces amassing at the Iraqi border, Saddam Hussein issues a terrifying threat: In response... read more
“A powerfully written Florida adventure . . . a compelling glimpse at the mysterious world of cave diving.” – The Orlando Sentinel“One of his best novels yet . . . bristles with suspense . . . What makes this novel particularly memorable are the extensive, harrowing descriptions of cave dives, which are riveting enough to terrify experienced divers.” –Publishers Weekly“Fans of Clive Cussler wi... read more
“A stunning period tale in which the oft-forgotten essence of the American dream is visible in every chapter." - Publisher’s Weekly, starred review“Dramatic and suspenseful, full of despair and hope.” – Booklist, starred review"The prizefight and deer hunt sequences are worthy of Jack London"– Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel“Poyer, who grew up in Bradford, has been compared to Steinbeck, with good... read more
An antiwhaling expedition to the freezing Antarctic takes a violent turn in this powerful novel from bestselling author and sailor David Poyer.After a tragic accident maims her laboratory assistant, Dr. Sara Pollard's career as a primate behaviorist lies in ruins. With nothing left to lose, Pollard – descendant of a Nantucket captain whose ship was sunk by a rogue whale – accepts an offer to j... read more
"A major contribution to the preservation of the lore and heritage of the Outer Banks." -- David Stick"The voices ring with authenticity." -- Paul Clancy, Norfolk Virginian-PilotHow much would you give to talk quietly for just one hour with your great-grandmother? Most likely, almost anything. But Time rushes by like a hurricane-driven tide, cutting us off from those who went before. It bears ... read more
The year is 1861, and America shudders on the brink of disunion. Elisha Eaker, scion of a wealthy Manhattan banking family, joins the Navy against his father's wishes. He does it as much to avoid an arranged marriage to his cousin, Araminta Van Velsor, as to defend the flag. Eli meets Lieutenant Ker Claiborne aboard the sloop of war U.S.S. Owanee. An Annapolis graduate who's seen action in the... read more
D. C. Poyer
"First-rate satire with a serious core" – Library Journal "A highly original cautionary tale . . . on more levels than the reader might first suspect." – Stan Schmidt, editor, Analog"A jaunty, corkscrew ride through a skewed future" – Alan Dean Foster"Burlew, his adventures and scams are funny, earthy, heroic, very human…you root for him all the way!" – Florida Times-Union"It stands as savvy s... read more
A deadly new weapon hits the international arms market---and the only way to preserve the balance of power in the Mideast is to hijack the Iranian sub that carries it.United States Navy Commander and Medal of Honor winner Dan Lenson has been handed another outside-the-box assignment. TAG Charlie, an elite team of active-duty sailors, SEALs, and civilian analysts, is tasked to investigate and d... read more
"A flight of the historical imagination that will leave readers dazzled." - Thomas Fleming "Solid research buttresses Poyer's latest, a consistently engrossing WWII novel featuring FDR and skinny naval officer John Fitzgerald Kennedy." - Publisher’s Weekly "An assassination thriller that keeps the pulses pounding, a finely crafted blending of fact and fiction with the patrician president from ... read more
Onslaught chronicles Captain Dan Lenson’s latest challenge as the U.S. Navy struggles to hold Taiwan, Korea, and Japan against a massive Chinese offensive. The prize: domination of Asia and the Western Pacific.As the United States’ computer, satellite, and financial networks are ravaged by coordinated cyberwar attacks, China and its Associated Powers begin to roll up and intimidate American al... read more
World War with China explodes in Hunter Killer, David Poyer's dramatic new thriller. The United States stands nearly alone in its determination to fight, rather than give into the expansionist demands of the aggressive new “People’s Empire.” The naval and air forces of the Associated Powers – China, Pakistan, Iran, and North Korea – have used advanced technology and tactical nuclear weapons to... read more
Melanie Cogburn, March 2023
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Bestselling ghostwriter of celebrity memoirs and crime fiction. Clients include Duncan Bannatyne, Sir Steve Redgrave and Bear Grylls.
Ghostwriter specializing in the intersection of business and social impact. Published in Washington Post, Forbes, MarketWatch, AP and more.
Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA