A nationally known, award-winning author of 56 books of narrative nonfiction, including the widely read, award-winning No One Left Behind: The Lt. Comdr. Michael Scott Speicher Story for Dutton/NAL, Amy Waters Yarsinske received her master of planning degree from the University of Virginia School of Architecture and her bachelors of arts degrees in English and economics from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She is a former president of the Norfolk Historical Society, cofounder of the Norfolk Historical Foundation and a 1998 graduate of CIVIC Leadership Institute. Yarsinske has over two decades of experience in the publishing industry as an author and editor and has made repeated appearances as a guest and commentator for major media, including American and foreign networks and international, national and regional radio markets. She is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and WriterHouse.