Frank Tedesco developed The Souls of The Sea over a ten-year period. He is a long time resident of the nations oldest seaport, Gloucester, Massachusetts, from where over ten thousand fishermen have been lost at sea. Compelled and inspired by the precarious subculture of commercial fishing, and by the indomitable spirit of Gloucester fishermen and their families, Frank set out to capture the character and soul of his unique seafaring community. One of the songs in the musical, Where'd They Go was named the official song of the City of Gloucester.
Prior to writing The Souls of the Sea, Frank's primary literary focus was structured poetry. His work has appeared in the Wesleyan Advocate, Tucumcari Literary Review, The Lyric, The Presbyterian Record, Riverrun, Silver Wings, His Garden, The Advocate, The Rolling Coulter and Tiger Moon Press. Frank was also a finalist in the Rhyme International Competition in Nuneaton, England.