J. Kent Layton
J. Kent Layton (1980-) was born in the Capital District of New York State, and moved to the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York in 1990. He has been fascinated with history and the great Atlantic liners - particularly the "Titanic" and "Lusitania" - since early childhood. A born writer, he channeled his personal obsession into writing engaging and informative books on ocean liners. At first, he self-published his works, but was later signed with Amberley Books and Shire Books. He divides his time between his writing and research and his work as a piano tuner.