Jack Champlin


Jack Champlin BS ’66 was once the chief editor and contributor for the L&C literary journal, The Genesis, but his creativity succumbed to a work career in technical writing. His first historical novel, The Captain and the King (Empress Publications, 2023), is a narrative taking place in the 1880s. It is based on actual events surrounding the original statue of King Kamehameha I. It is a life-in-the-balance sea account, an intense personal journey of the main characters, a love story, and a look inside Hawai’i–its political and indigenous anonymity in the 1880s.