About the Author

Greg Caggiano is a published author, historian, and lecturer. He holds a degree in history from New Jersey City University. Since 2014, Greg has worked as an instructor for Brookdale Community College in their Lifelong Learning department. There he offers lectures and courses on different historical topics including the history of liquor. His specialty, though, is the American Civil War. He also works as a field guide for Brookdale’s Ocean Institute on Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area), which focuses on local marine life, maritime history, and the history of the US Military’s presence at Fort Hancock.

In his spare time, Greg serves on the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, which is housed at the Strauss Mansion Museum. His first book, published in the fall of 2014, detailed the legends and hauntings surrounding the historic Victorian mansion. His writing has been featured in print media such as the Lancaster New Era and Garden State Legacy, where he has contributed journal articles titled, Governor William Franklin and the Price of Dissent and The Invented History of The Spy House. He has also been quoted in the New York Daily News, New York Times, and Asbury Park Press. Non-writing related, he is an avid hockey fan, coaching the sport at several schools and institutions since 2007.

Please feel free to contact Greg with questions or comments at nyr1199@comcast.net. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and check out his personal blog.