Meyer, Louis (1942 - )

Genre: Children's Literature

Louis A. Meyer was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in PA and FL. He went to college in FL, then served in the Navy during the war in Viet Nam. He received his BA in English Literature from Florida State University (1964) and his MFA in Painting from Boston University's Master of Fine Arts program (1973).

He is most well known for his Jacky Faber books, a series of young adult novels featuring Mary "Jacky" Faber, a young woman who, disguised as a boy, has many adventures at sea.

Meyer is also a painter and owns a gallery called Clair de Loon in Bar Harbor, ME.

Selected Bibliography

  • Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary Jacky Faber, Ship's Boy (2002)
  • The Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady (2004)
  • Under the Jolly Roger: Being an Account of the Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber (2005)
  • In the Belly of the Bloodhound : Being an Account of a Particularly Peculiar Adventure in the Life of Jacky Faber (2006)
  • Mississippi Jack : Being an Account of the Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady, and the Lily of the West (2007)
  • My Bonny Light Horseman : Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, in Love and War (2008)
  • Rapture of the Deep: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy (2009)
  • The Wake of the Lorelei Lee: Being an Account of the Adventures of Jacky Faber, on her Way to Botany Bay (2010)
  • Viva Jacquelina!: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Over the Hills and Far Away (2012)

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