Michael Tougias writes about maritime, travel, and adventure topics. He is a N.Y. Times Bestselling author of thirty books for adults, and eight for young readers in his "True Rescue Series." Some of his books include There's a Porcupine in My Outhouse (Winner of the Independent Publishers "Best Nature Book of the Year"), A Storm Too Soon, Extreme Survival, and The Finest Hours (inspiration for a 2016 Disney movie of the same name). Tougias is a frequent guest on NPR programs, The Weather Channel, Fox & Friends, 20/20, and national talk shows. He lives in Mendon, Massachusetts and Hobe Sound, Florida.