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Talking with Gary Knight, author of "Forgotten Brothers"

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What if Christopher Columbus owed his success—maybe even his very life—to two brothers who have been almost completely forgotten in the annals of history?

Forgotten Brothers is the story of Martín and Vicente Pinzon, and their instrumental role in the eventual success of Christopher Columbus’ mission. Columbus invited Martin Pinzon to join the expedition, but the two men would eventually become bitter rivals. And while heartbreak was the fate for the Pinzons, Columbus returned a victor, and history regards him as a hero.

Based on many long-neglected historical treatises, some as many as 140 years old, this book presents a different picture of the facts of the voyage—facts today’s history books fail to reveal.


Gary Knight is a descendent of Spanish immigrants (on his mother’s side) and has heard from his Spanish cousins for years the story of the Pinzon brothers, highlighted in his historical novel Forgotten BrothersFor 10 years, Gary tutored English and writing to aspiring high school students and was an adjunct professor at a community college for 5 years, while he continues his book writing.  He is a member of the American Independent Writers group and writes on-line book reviews for them.



Mr. Knight is a life-long sailor, has owned five boats on the Chesapeake Bay, and has participated in the Marion to Bermuda cruising race. He and his wife Brenda, who is a retired financial analyst for the Federal Reserve Board and a hypnotherapist, live on the water on the Chesapeake.  Each has two grown daughters.