Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley began his career as a novelist in 1974 with the publication of "Jaws, "which was made into a hugely successful film. His other books include "The Deep, The Island, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, "Q" Clearance, Rummies, Beast, White Shark, "and "Shark Trouble." He was also a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and a journalist for such magazines as "Newsweek "and "National Geographic." Benchley died in 2006. For more information, please visit www.peterbenchley.com.