About the author


<p> Joan Druett is a maritime historian who is an expert on women at sea under sail. &nbsp;The author of ground-breaking studies, Hen Frigates, She Captains, Petticoat Whalers, and She was a Sister Sailor, she is also the writer of the popular Wiki Coffin mystery series. &nbsp;Her two books about the ordeals suffered by castaways, The Elephant Voyage and Island of the Lost, have also been well received.</p>