Jack Greer is a writer and environmentalist currently living in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also a sailor, hiker, biker, drummer, husband, father, and now grandfather. For most of his adult life he lived in Annapolis, Maryland, writing about marine science and the Chesapeake Bay for the University of Maryland Sea Grant College. He won a President’s Award from the U of MD Center for Environmental Science for his contributions to Bay policy, and two awards from the Maryland Arts Council for his fiction, as well as commendations from the governor of Maryland for his environmental work. He has degrees in English literature from the University of Virginia, the University of Richmond, and the University of Maryland, with a program of summer study at the University of London. He and his wife, Bobbie, have sailed as a couple throughout the Chesapeake, and from New England to the Caribbean as far south as Grenada.