Gary E. Brown was born in Keighley, a town in Yorkshire, England. At 19, he left the grime of the industrial north and set off in search of sunshine and blue seas. He writes extensively about boats and the sea, drawing inspiration from his work as a commercial fisherman, shipwright and professional yachtsman. He has sailed thousands of blue-water miles and his voyages include several Atlantic crossings under sail, two of them single-handed.
Brown's first novel, Caribbean High, is action-packed and full of unforgettable characters, many based on people he met while traveling around the Caribbean. His second novel, Caribbean Deep, is a fast-paced novel about the violent world of human trafficking.
In ‘Biscay: Our Ultimate Storm’, the author describes the six days when he and his wife fought to survive aboard their dismasted, engineless yacht with no means of communication with the outside world. This is what one reviewer had to say about the author's first work of non-fiction: This short book accomplishes more in 35 pages than most Sailing bestsellers do in 300 pages ... It is impossible to walk away from this book without hugging your wife or sailing partner.
Known as 'The voice of the Caribbean' for his radio shows, Gary is also the Editorial Director of the international sailing magazine All At Sea.
His latest book: The Farm of Horrors, a Moggie and Buster Adventure, is the author's first foray into illustrated adventure/fantasy books for children. The book will be available in April 2018.