Eric Douglas spent his childhood Sunday nights watching “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau” and dreamed of diving alongside the Captain. He became a diver, and then a dive instructor, meeting his goals and pursuing a life of adventure and travel.
Through his fictional works, Eric takes readers on adventures of their own. His stories have everything thriller junkies crave; action, adventure and intrigue, set against a backdrop of beautiful locations, the ocean and the environment, and scuba diving. The fast-paced stories are exciting, but Eric also hopes to inspire future generations of explorers and adventurers like Cousteau did for him.
After completing a program at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Eric jumped into documentary work, creating nonfiction works on lobster divers, war veterans, and cancer survivors.
He has authored seven novels and two novellas in the Mike Scott thriller series: Cayman Cowboys, Flooding Hollywood, Guardians’ Keep, Wreck of the Huron, Heart of the Maya, Return to Cayman, Oil and Water, The 3rd Key: Sharks in the Water and Turks and Chaos: Hostile Waters. He also written a series of dive thriller short stories set on the fictional Withrow Key in the Florida Keys. He authored four children’s stories, collected in the book Sea Turtle Rescue and Other Stories.
He recently released the inspirational biography Dive-abled: The Leo Morales Story through Best Publishing and he and former DAN President Dan Orr co-authored the scuba diving reference book Scuba Diving Safety. Since 2009 he has written the Lessons for Life column for Scuba Diving Magazine.
As a documentarian, Eric has worked in Russia, Honduras and most recently in his home state of West Virginia, featuring the oral histories of West Virginia war veterans in the documentary West Virginia Voices of War and the companion book Common Valor and the FestivALL Oral History Project that led to the Memories of the Valley documentary.