William Westbrook began his career as an advertising copywriter and went on to become president and creative director of the advertising agency Fallon, producing award-winning campaigns for BMW, United Airlines, Miller Lite and many other clients. A natural storyteller, he's also co-written a photography book and contributed to sailing magazines, all the while cruising extensively throughout the Chesapeake Bay and the Caribbean. He is the author of the Nicholas Fallon Seas novels. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
"William Westbrook hooks you from the first page with accurate detail, a fast-paced plot, intriguing characters, and a genuine understanding of sailors and the sea. No doubt about it, this is the stuff of a new Hornblower. Napoleon had best beware." Robert N. Macomber, award-winning author, the Honor Series of naval thrillers "Well done. An exciting tale." James L. Nelson, author, the Norsemen Saga , the Revolution at Sea , and many other naval fiction and nonfiction books "An action-packed insight into one of the most fascinating, deadly and captivating predators of the seasthe privateer. Nicholas Fallon promises to be an original and charismatic newcomer to the genreand one of the most engaging." Paul Bryers, writer and director, who writes the Nathan Peake novels under the name Seth Hunter "William Westbrook is not afraid of action, and he is not afraid of blood, history or politics. He is also prepared to tackle seamanship and geography, love and sex. The Bermuda Privateer has all of these delights in plenty, and leaves the reader calling out for more. Luckily, this is only the first book of a series about Bermuda-born Nico Fallon, who becomes embroiled with a ruthless pirate. . . . He also gets involved in a Spanish bullion flota, and a full-scale hurricane and mass shipwreck. There is, however, love, family . . . and a truly impressive expertise. A great maiden voyage!" Jan Needle, author, the William Bentley Sea Novels and many more naval stories and books of nautical nonfiction "The Bermuda Privateer is a rousing saga, that kept me turning the pages. Finding treachery on land and blazing cannons at sea and also facing nature's worst, Nicholas Fallon stands the test. William Westbrook has struck gold with his first release." Michael Aye, author, Pyrate and the Fighting Anthony's "Like riding the high crests and deep troughs of a stormy sea, The Bermuda Privateer leaves readers gripping the edge of their seats with little time to catch their breath. From a secret alliance to treasure-laden ships bound for the enemy, Nicholas Fallon and his crew . . . battle a maniacal pirate and traitorous allies, while forging friendships in unlikely places." Cindy Vallar, Editor, Pirates and Privateers "An Age of Nelson adventure, told from an unusual perspective, with authenticity." Joan Druett, author, the Wiki Coffin mysteries and Island of the Lost "Bill Westbrook takes you to sea and puts you [on] an emotional roller coaster ride. Once you start reading The Bermuda Privateer you won't put it down. It would have been an honor to sail with these heroes." Gary Jobson, two-time Emmy winner and Won America's Cup as Tactician for Ted Turner "Capt. Nicholas Fallon commands The Sea Dog , a privateer schooner that protects his employer's lucrative trade in the Caribbean. [Fallon] and crew are the embodiment of friendship, courage, and allegiance on the high seas. Full of adventure and intrigue." Ron Samul, Library Journal