Robert N. Macomber is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and TV commentator.
His Honor Series of naval novels cover the life and career of an American naval officer, Peter Wake, from his duty on the Florida coast during the Civil War, through his subsequent naval espionage missions around the world, until his retirement in 1908. Mr. Macomber’s novels illuminate the U.S. Navy’s critical role in the expansion of America from a continental country into a global power. His recently released ninth novel, Honor Bound, represents the one-millionth printed word in the Honor Series, which has readers across North America and Europe. His next novel, Honorable Lies, will be released in October 2012. There are 22 novels planned for the Honor Series.
The novels and awards of the Honor Series are:
- At the Edge of Honor (Patrick D. Smith Literary Award for Best Historical Novel of Florida)
- Point of Honor (John Esten Cooke Literary Award for Best Work in Southern Fiction)
- Honorable Mention
- A Dishonorable Few
- An Affair of Honor
- A Different Kind of Honor (American Library Association’s W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award for Military Fiction—the highest national award and monetary prize in the genre)
- The Honored Dead
- The Darkest Shade of Honor
- Honor Bound
As well as the aforementioned awards, Robert N. Macomber is the recipient of the 2001 Florida Genealogical Society’s Outstanding Achievement Award for his non-fiction magazine and newspaper work on Florida’s maritime history. He was also selected as Florida Monthly Magazine’s Most Intriguing Author of 2006.
Mr. Macomber annually lectures around the world as guest author aboard the Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth, the Silver Sea Line, and the Seabourn Line. He has been a naval history lecturer for the American History Forum and the Civil War Education Association, and has spoken at historical and academic venues around the United States. His lectures span 39 maritime and literary topics. He has appeared in many Florida PBS maritime history documentaries.
In addition to his other work, Mr. Macomber is a defense consultant. He is an annual lecturer in the Distinguished Military Author Series at the Center for Army Analysis at Fort Belvoir, near Washington D.C., and has been a Distinguished Lecturer at the U.S. Southern Command, the U.S. European Command, and for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe at NATO. He has lectured at the Office of Naval Intelligence, the West Point Society, the Military Officers Association of the United States, and various other government and military organizations.
When not traveling the world doing research, lectures, or book signings, Mr. Macomber lives quietly at Twin Palm Cottage, a 65-year old fisherman’s home on Serenity Bay at Matlacha Island, on the same Southwest Florida coast where he grew up. For more about the man and his work, visit www.robertmacomber.com