Lori Lawson: Lots of novelists live to write adventure. One novelist, Lori Lawson, the author of the Jessie and Neal Fox Sailing mysteries, lives adventure…to write. Lawson, with her husband Carl, has combined two dreams—fiction writing and long-distance cruising—in a mutually enriching way of life. Lawson’s life on the water, like that of her characters, has its share of intrigue. Carl proposed marriage as they sailed down the California coast under spinnaker. Years later on the southwest coast of England, they rode out the remnants of a hurricane. After Lawson penned Green Flash (2000) on a tiny island on Norway’s west coast, they transited 257 locks from the Netherlands to the Mediterranean. The moral of the story? Live an interesting life and it’s bound to spill over into your fiction. And Lawson’s loyal readers are completely onboard with that.