Tirrell has spent his life on or near the shores of Lake Ontario. He had his start in writing as a reporter for Dun & Bradstreet Inc., where he wrote credit reports on small businesses, a career interrupted by his local draft board.
Later on, with an eye on a future career in writing, and always with Lake Ontario and the Oswego Lighthouse in the background, Tirrell gained much experience with signings - of the accounts payable kind - as the owner of his own business.
His first novel, The Secret Ever Keeps, appeared in 2007 to critical applause and promptly went nowhere. His second, The Vitaman Effect, encountered similar resistance in 2010. Hopes are high for The Wind from Entouhonoron, a historical set during the War of 1812. Publisher's Weekly said, "the reader can not help but attain a sense of emotional attachment."
Art Tirrell is a long-time boater. He is a former US Sailing Club Race Officer, a former USYRU Club Sportsman of the Year, and an honorary member of Oswego High School Sailing Club. He has many seasons as a skipper in racing sailboats and a deep love of and appreciation for the beauty of Lake Ontario. He currently goes downwind really well in his carbon fiber wing masted Freedom 25. Upwind is another matter...
In Lake Ontario Observer, Art provides links to reported events affecting the entire Great Lakes Basin, with a particular emphasis on Lake Ontario and hopes you will excuse the occasional injection of editorial opinion.