- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Amberley Publishing Plc (28 Jun 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1445603713
- ISBN-13: 978-1445603711
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,458,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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.
His most recent book release is "Transatlantic Liners" (Shire), a wonderful introduction into maritime history from the turn of the twentieth century through today. His forthcoming titles include "On A Sea of Glass: The Life & Loss of the RMS Titanic" (co-written with Tad Fitch and Bill Wormstedt, March 2012, Amberley), and "The Edwardian Superliners: A Trio of Trios" (May 2012, Amberley). He divides his time between his writing and research and his work as a piano tuner.