Greenlaw survived the deadly 1991 tempest made famous by Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm.
By Yankee Magazine
Apr 23 2019
Linda GreenlawPhoto Credit : Dennis Welsh
“‘The hungry ocean’—to me it refers to the ocean’s ability to totally consume. I’ve been fishing since I was 19; I have been consumed by it. And being consumed by something you love is very fulfilling.”
—Linda Greenlaw (born December 22, 1960, in Stamford, Connecticut).As a 30-year-old swordfishing captain, Greenlaw survived the deadly 1991 tempest made famous by Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm. But the event still changed her life, since as a result the Isle au Haut, Maine, resident wrote her first book, The Hungry Ocean—published 20 years ago this spring—and launched a second career that has yielded five nonfiction best-sellers, two cookbooks, and four mystery novels (and counting).