David Poyer: Writing, Editing, Teaching, Publishing

Hi and welcome! I’m associated with St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan, Northampton House Press, Shipmate Magazine and the USNA Alumni Association. Also the US Naval Institute, ASNE, SNA, Authors Guild, IndieBound, AWP, Ossabaw Island Writers’ Retreat, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Northampton Free Library and Eastern Shore Public Library. For more on current works, new books, backlist, advice, and bio and contact information, see below!

New Books!

THE WAR WITH CHINA REACHES ITS CLIMAX.  Published December, 2020. . . VIOLENT PEACE, latest in the Dan Lenson/Modern Navy Novels. St. Martin’s/Macmillan. Hardcover, ebook, audio, large print. Order now!

NonFiction Works

“Heroes of Annapolis is an inspiration from cover to cover.” – Quarterdeck Magazine

The United States Naval Academy has no monopoly on heroes. But over the last ten years, the most popular living author of American sea fiction has spent thousands of hours researching its graduates. The extraordinary personal stories of adventure and courage he’s collected span American history from the Civil War to the War on Terror

The Backlist

My entire backlist  is available either in print or ebook format. These include the Pennsylvania novels, the Tiller Galloway diving adventures, the Civil War at Sea trilogy from Simon & Schuster, and my sailing novels

Advice to Writers

I taught creative writing at Wilkes University for sixteen years, and currently serve on the fiction faculty at the Ossabaw Island  Writers’ Retreat. Check this out for a distillation of the best advice I can give after over forty years in the craft and business of writing, editing, teaching, and publishing.

Tales of the Modern Navy (Dan Lenson Novels)


Bio and Contact

Biography and contact information.

First Editions

Autographed first editions of many earlier works are still available. Great for collections and for personalized gifts!

Speeches and Articles

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