Steven Becker

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Hey guys, Hope you’re all well. I’m happy to report my health is back on track. We just got back from a week in the Keys: paddling, fishing, diving … Good times. We did the Key West Classic race in our OC2 (2 person outrigger canoe). It turned out to be a grueling 13 miles, but was a totally different perspective of Key West. It’s hard to escape your past when you’re… Read More

The Big Island of Hawaii is the main setting for Storm Force, the second book in the Storm Thriller Series. I’ve made several trips to the Big Island in the last few years: one with family, and the other to paddle in the Queen Liliuokalani outrigger canoe race. The settings in the books are the result of our explorations of the island (Check out the map here). As unique and fascinating as… Read More

Hendrick Quintor, a free black man of African and Dutch descent, was considered to be one of the most dangerous pirates of the 1700s. He served on the Whydah with distinction, but few know the story of how his legendary ship, the Whydah, and he, along with the rest of his damned crew, were destroyed. The Whydah left on her maiden voyage in early 1716, travelling out the English Channel and into… Read More