Searchable Sea Literature is a database devoted to American authors of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or plays that have rivers, lakes or seas as their main stage. Peer-reviewed biographies are included for the authors as well as links to their literature. Due to the vagaries of copyright, this list would appear not to contain many recent entries; i.e., there is no entry for Herman Wouk or Kenneth Dodson, but there is for Tom Clancy. Be that as it may, this list does provide a good start for anyone interested in American maritime authors.
American Sea Authors