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Nauticus to Host Bestselling Authors of Next Tom Clancy Novel for Upcoming EdTalk

Andrews & Wilson to offer book discussion and signing on the night of their publishing date.

Norfolk, Va. – Nauticus will host an EdTalk featuring bestselling authors and Navy veterans, Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson, on the publishing date of the next Tom Clancy book, Act of Defiance. Join Nauticus for this FREE event on Tuesday, May 21st from 6 – 7:30PM. 

Moderated by Tom Clancy’s editor Tom Colgan, Andrews and Wilson will be in conversation with Commander Dennis Guy, the Executive Officer of the USS Washington and will discuss writing a submarine thriller in the Clancy universe for the 40th anniversary of the iconic novel that started it all: The Hunt for the Red October. They will also talk about the impact that military fiction has on the lives of the Navy community of active-duty sailors and veterans, as well as the impact that their military service has had on them as storytellers.

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series is one of the most successful thriller franchises in history. A decade since Clancy’s passing, the series has remained a New York Times bestseller. In the spirit of The Hunt for Red October, Andrews & Wilson continue Clancy’s legacy in Act of Defiance…a race to stop a rogue Russian submarine before it’s too late.

Event Timeline:
5:30PM – Doors Open
6:00PM – 7:30PM – Author Q&A and Book Signing

The event is free and open to the public. Books are available for purchase in advance here and will also be available for purchase at the event. Registration is required as space is limited. Click here to register!

About the Authors
Navy veterans Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (Andrews & Wilson) are the bestselling writing team behind the TIER ONE, SONS OF VALOR, and THE SHEPHERDS military thriller series as well as the new technothrillers THE SANBOX and FOUR MINUTES. Andrews is a nuclear engineer and Park Leadership Fellow with a master’s degree from Cornell who served as an officer on a fast-attack nuclear submarine. Wilson is a vascular surgeon and jet pilot who conducted combat operations and multiple deployments with an East Coast–based SEAL team and worked in covert government task forces.

They have more than two dozen published novels and have sold millions of copies across media channels. In addition to their novels, they have multiple original works in development for film and television. Learn more at:

About Nauticus  
Nauticus is a maritime discovery center located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, VA, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military. The Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501©3 that supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources. For more information, visit