D.R. Pollock has been an avid sailor for over 50 years, including a crewmember for one year on Elissa, the Texas Tall Ship. The years of sailing adventures and misadventures inspired several sections of this book. He is widely traveled and lived in a dozen states including six years in Hawaii. Pollock holds a BBA from Georgia State University and an MBA from Drexel University. Koa Kai is his second book, and first novel.