About the Authors

Matt Lawrence
Matt Lawrence is a South Florida native, licensed SCUBA instructor and avid tropical adventurer, having traveled the islands of the Caribbean and Florida Keys for over half his life.
Thomas Van Hare
A three-time White House appointee, Thomas Van Hare specializes in international affairs. Thomas has flown search and rescue missions as a command pilot and mission director off the coast of Cuba, helping to save the lives of thousands of refugees. He has directed disaster relief missions in over twenty nations. In addition, he’s written and edited multiple books including "Betrayal: Clinton, Castro & the Cuban Five", which examines the history of the shoot down and murder of four Americans by Cuba in the 1990s. Today, he remains active in politics, foreign policy work, defense and security affairs.
Check Out the first installment of Matt Lawrence's Tales from the Tropix, Dying to Get Here