Michael J. Tougias is a NY Times Bestselling author and co-author of 29 books. He is best known for his seven survival at sea books such as A Storm Too Soon, Rescue of the Bounty, Fatal Forecast, and The Finest Hours which is now a major motion picture by Disney. His first maritime book, Ten Hours Until Dawn, a true story of heroism off the coast of Massachusetts during the Blizzard of 1978, was selected by the American Library Association as one of the “Top Books of the Year” and described as "a white-knuckle read, the best book of its kind."
So Close to Home, written with Boston Globe journalist Alison O'Leary, is Michael's latest book and it combines his passion for history and true survival stories. His latest book ";Above & Beyond", about an untold story during the Cuban Missile Crisis was received a starred review from Booklist which said "This superbly written and tense account views the Cuban Missile Crisis from an unusual and telling perspective."
Michael enjoys the challenge of writing all types of books and has won awards for books in the categories of humor, young adult, and history. He co-wrote King Philip's Indian War as well as a novel and love story set during the war titled Until I Have No Country. His humor and outdoor book There's A Porcupine In My Outhouse: Misadventures of a Mountain Man Wanna-be won the Independent Publishers Association Award for the "The Best Nature Book of the Year."