Walter Aschiero was a McKnight scholar at Miami-Dade College. He later studied at the Universitá per Stranieri di Perugia with a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Education, and at the American College of Greece in Athens. He speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Greek.
Shortly after graduating from college he joined the S.S. Norway as Assistant Purser with the idea of traveling for a couple of years, but the sea became his passion... He obtained his maritime certifications at the "Centro Jovellanos" of Spain's Maritime Safety Agency.
Walter began writing "The Purser" while serving aboard a small Finnish cruise ship (with an international crew) in the Caribbean. In addition to ships and the sea his interests include literature, mountaineering, physical fitness, and a lifetime passion for the fine art of tea.
Walter's Blog: www.aschiero.com