Basingstoke, Hampshire, England UK
|Notable works||Kydd, Artemis, Seaflower, Mutiny, Quarterdeck, Tenacious, Command, The Admiral's Daughter, Treachery, Invasion, Victory, Conquest, Betrayal, Pasha, The Silk Tree, Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany|
Julian Stockwin (born in 1944 in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England) is an author of historical action-adventure fiction. As well as the Kydd Series he has written a stand-alone novel The Silk Tree to be published in November 2014.
Born in 1944, Stockwin soon developed a love for the sea. Having an uncle, Tom Clay, who was a seaman in square-rigged ships and had sailed around Cape Horn in the Cutty Sark, the sea was in his blood.
After grammar school, his father sent him to sea-training school at Indefatigable at age 14. He joined the Royal Navy at 15 and transferred to the Royal Australian Navy when his family emigrated. Stockwin served eight years, and was eventually rated petty officer.
Stockwin attended the University of Tasmania to read Far Eastern studies and psychology. He did post-graduate work in cross-cultural psychology. He got involved in the manufacture and design of computers and software development. Returning to the navy and the Royal Navy Reserve, Stockwin was honoured with an MBE and retired as Lt Commander.
Thomas Kydd series
- Kydd (2001)
- Artemis (2002)
- Seaflower (2003)
- Mutiny (2004)
- Quarterdeck (2005)
- Tenacious (2005)
- Command (2006)
- The Admiral's Daughter (2007)
- Treachery (2008) (US title "The Privateer's Revenge")
- Invasion (2009)
- Victory (2010)
- Conquest (2011)
- Betrayal (2012)
- Caribbee (2013)
- Pasha (2014)
- Tyger (2015 forthcoming)
Other Historical fiction
- The Silk Tree (2014)
- Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany (2009)
- Julian Stockwin's Official Web Site
- Julian Stockwin on Twitter
- Interview with Julian Stockwin
- Julian Stockwin's Facebook Page
- Interview with Julian Stockwin (2010)