Stuart Woods was born and raised in Manchester, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia, with a BA in sociology. He joined the Air National Guard, lived in New York, London, Ireland, and started a novel. Then he became obsessed with sailing. He wrote a book about his sailing experiences (Blue Water, Green Skipper) and a travel guide, and then spent a few more years sailing. His sailing book drew attention from an American publisher, who sent him an advance to finish his novel, Chiefs, which was published in 1981 and made into a TV mini-series. Hes been writing ever since.
After publishing fifteen novels before appearing on the New York Times bestseller list, he has since had twenty-eight straight bestsellers on the New York Times hardcover list. Woods is once again a born-again bachelor and lives with a Labrador Retriever named Fred in Key West, Florida, on Mount Desert Island, in Maine, and in New York City.
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This biography was last updated on 12/30/2010.
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