Wayne Bartlett lives in Quirpon, Newfoundland. He works as a welding instructor for displaced fishermen. Since 1988 he has independently written and recorded five albums of original songs. One of the most popular, “She’s Gone, Boys, She’s Gone” is about the close of the Newfoundland fishery, and was made into an hour-long program on Witness for national television. He remains fascinated by the oral history of the area, and has researched and recorded these stories into three books, complete with old photographs and ledger accounts. Louder Than the Sea is his first novel.