Author Danielson, DouglasDouglas Danielson

Douglas Allen Danielson--husband, father, automotive machinist, draftsman, architect, USCG licensed captain, marine surveyor, adventurer, freelance writer--a man with careers of varying success in each of these endeavors. Mr. Danielson began sailing in 1970 on a Coronado 27' when dared by a friend. Since that time he has owned three sailing yachts: a Santana 27', Santana 35', and Norseman 447. From 1978 to 1985 Mr. Danielson and his family raced and cruised their Santana 35' off the coasts of California and Mexico, and he has a wall of trophies to prove it. In 1989, Doug and his wife Karen sailed "TSUNAMI", their Norseman 447, double-handed from San Diego, California to Waikiki, Hawaii, completing the crossing and coming in fifth place in the San Diego YC Race For Life; raising money for trauma research and education in Waikiki and San Diego.

By this time it was obvious that sailing and the marine industry was Mr. Danielson's true passion. In 1992 Doug retired from the practice of architecture to pursue his avocation full-time. He is a highly proficient captain with extensive experience on both power and sailing vessels. He has piloted the waters of the Pacific Coast from Vancouver to Hawaii to the Panama Canal. He has also made passages through the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean Sea, the Bahamas, and the Intercoastal waters of Florida. He is a knowledgeable marine surveyor, experienced mechanic, meticulous navigator, good cook, and published writer.

Now on his third career, Mr. Danielson lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with his wife, Karen. He has been writing freelance articles for West Coast boating magazines since 1997. His mystery and horror short stories have been published by Orchard Press Mysteries, Cenotaph, Futures Mystery Anthology Magazine, Lighthouse Media, Sonar4 Publications and Nightfall Publications. Doug is presently busy writing a nautical mystery/adventure series about a young San Diego yacht captain who can't seem to stay away from trouble and beautiful women. His first in the series, SHORE LOSER, was published in August 2007 and was re-released by Oak Tree Press in February 2012. The second in the series, WET DREAMS, was published in August 2009 and will be re-released by Oak Tree Press in 2013 as SEA-DUCTION. Both are available at marine and independent bookstores or through retailers on the internet. His website can be found at

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