New York Times Bestselling author Michael Tougias has earned critical acclaim, literary awards and legions of fans for his bestselling non-fiction narratives. Many of his books have a predominant theme of true survival-at-sea adventures. His stories honor real-life, everyday people who rise to face life-threatening situations, make heroic choices and survive against the odds.
He co-authored the book, The Finest Hours, about a daring rescue of thirty stranded sailors by the U.S. Coast Guard off the coast of Cape Cod. Disney has released a major motion picture of the same name, starring Chris Pines and Eric Bana. Tougias is also the author of Fatal Forecast: A True Tale of Disaster and Survival at Sea, Ten Hours Until Dawn: The True Story of Heroism and Tragedy Aboard the Can Do, Rescue of the Bounty, A Storm Too Soon, and Overboard!
His latest project, SO CLOSE TO HOME: A True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During World War II, co-written with journalist Alison O’Leary, will be published by Pegasus Books in May 2016. The book chronicles a U-boat attack in the Gulf of Mexico, a family’s resilience and the daring patrol of the submarine commander.
Visit him online at www.michaeltougias.com and follow him on Facebook at Michael J. Tougias