S. Daniel Smith’s New Novel on Modern Seaborne Piracy Released June 15th

Feeding the Dragon (http://feedingthedragon.jhmattern.com), a novel on modern seaborne piracy by S. Daniel Smith, was released by StoneGarden Publishing Thursday, June 15, 2006.

San Diego, CA, June 17, 2006 --(PR.com)-- Feeding the Dragon: A Novel about Seaborne Piracy and the Mouth it Feeds, the new novel by S. Daniel Smith exposing modern day seaborne piracy, is available for sale starting June 15th. The book is being released by StoneGarden Publishing, and will be available at major online book retailers, such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. A synopsis and details about the book and author are available at the book’s new website at http://feedingthedragon.jhmattern.com.

Fighting piracy on the world’s oceans is not just theory or fiction. As recent as January, when the USS Winston Churchill caught a pirate ship off the coast of Somalia, and in March when the USS Cape St. George and USS Gonzalez battled pirates off the same coast, piracy has been a relentless terrorist effort by sea, fought mainly by the US Navy.

In the fictional piece, Smith shows how a rebellion in the Philippines is underwritten by acts of piracy on the high seas. Armed with a wide range of weaponry and the shipping manifests of ten ships, the pirate gang is secretly trying to fund a new war on Luzon, the northern island of the Philippines. It is up to the USS Chancellorsville, based in Yokosuka, Japan, to stem this tide of international crime.

About Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith has been at sea for 10 years serving in the US Navy. While on the USS Mobile Bay (Currently stationed in San Diego, California), Smith took part in numerous freedom of transit Cruises and one anti-piracy operation. Smith uses his experience in the South China Sea and his research in the naval community of San Diego, to detail his characters in his latest novel. His writing credits include no fewer than 40 articles and stories published in a dozen different periodicals, in both online and print media. He has been a staff writer for the Sherwood Voice, a community newspaper in Sherwood, Arkansas, and has been published in other newspapers in Kansas, Arkansas, and California.

For more information, please visit http://feedingthedragon.jhmattern.com or contact Daniel Smith at 858-427-5074.

Daniel Smith