David Masiel is the acclaimed author 2182 Kilohertz. He spent his early years in Richmond, California, where he was exposed to sea stories by his grandfather, a master mariner whose career spanned fifty-four years. Masiel received a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of California at Davis. Between 1980 and 1989, he worked offshore in the arctic oilfields, sailing on oceangoing tugboats and icebreakers, mostly in Alaskan waters. He lives in Davis, California.