When I had finished and published my story about the Indochinese war between the French and Viet Minh I felt I had pretty much developed my craft and I wanted to expand from war stories. I discussed this with my son and asked him if he had an idea about my next project. He thought about it for some days and offered this: “Why don’t you write about the ice melt in the Bering Sea? You and I have both been there. It shouldn’t take a lot of research.” I thought about it and, with Chris’ experience with tug boats coupled with my experience with the Alaska Scouts, came up with the Sea Adventure, Inuit. it has been a very popular read.