Gary Maynard is author of the novel Plumbelly (Flat Hammock Press, 2018). Gary grew up sailing around the world with his parents and siblings on a home-built boat. Since then, he has spent much of his adult life coastal and blue water sailing on traditional wooden boats, including a voyage to the South Pacific with his wife, Kristi, and their two small children. He has worked as a deckhand, bos’un, mate, captain and shipwright aboard schooners and square riggers, ran a boatshop restoring classic boats and currently builds custom homes on Martha’s Vineyard. He and Kristi live in their empty nest cottage in West Tisbury, MA.