Emmy Award-winning Steve Thomas is the host of Renovation Nation on Discoverys Planet Green. Before that he hosted This Old House, for 14 years. Beginning in 1977, Steve logged many blue-water miles sailing a 43-foot wooden sloop from England to San Francisco via the Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas and Hawaii.In the early 1980s, he journeyed to the remote Micronesian island of Satawal to learn the ancient technique of star path navigation under the master navigator Mau Piailug. Steve's research resulted in this book, The Last Navigator, published in 1987 and a documentary for PBSs Adventure series. Steve received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.Steve has renovated a number of old houses, including the 1836 Colonial revival in which he currently resides with his wife and son in a seaport town north of Boston.
Before beginning his career as an author of true crime books, Don Davis worked for 30 years as a UPI correspondent on various assignments, including the Vietnam War and the White House beat. His works since have covered major crimes of the 1990s. They include Bad Blood: The Shocking True Story Behind the Menendez Killings (1994) and The Milwaukee Murders: Nightmare in Apartment 213: The True Story (1991) about the Jeffrey Dahmer case. Davis's other works include his first novel, Appointment With the Squire (1997), about World War II, and another novel, The Gris-Gris Man (1997), a story about voodoo killings in New Orleans. In addition to being a writer and reporter, Davis was an instructor of journalism at Boston University in 1979, and a lecturer at the U.S. Navel War College in 1983.