I had a great visit with Randy Wayne White and his wife, Wendy, several nights ago at the famous Doc Ford's restaurant on Sanibel Island, FL. I purchased his latest book, Night Moves, his most recent Doc Ford adventure. I'm looking forward to digging in this weekend.
As you know, Randy is the New York Times, best-selling author of a series of novels about the adventures of Doc Ford, a marine biologist, who lives on Sanibel Island, FL but goes far beyond Sanibel and investigates matters that take him to the Caribbean, Central, and South America. If you haven't read him yet, be sure to start this week.
Thanks for your suggestions about the writing process, Randy. I will keep at it!
I finished another draft of Blood Moon Rising--It will be coming your way soon, Tris (agent). I'm looking forward to a submission to the publisher this fall.
I changed the title from Blood Moon to Blood Moon Rising. Sounds better and catches the spirit of the book more.
I am finally done and am just making some last minute grammatical corrections--the exciting stuff.
My thanks to all of you who have waited so patiently for my books to come out in publication. It's a slow process. I have long ago decided not to self-publish but to go the traditional way of publishing: working through an agent. Tris has been working hard to shop my books and has had some success in getting the first one read. Thanks, Tris! Here's hoping Blood Moon Rising will do well.
And a big thanks to my wife and muse, Karyn. She has been a patient reader and insightful critic through the writing process. Without her I would be lost.
Stay tuned for more. I plan on getting back to book three: A Cold Winter's Moon. Cooper has come to terms with his failure to find his kidnapped son, Maxie. But it's a new day for him. The search is on again and he has help from several of his old friends, Richie, Huck, and Boyd.
I talked with Mark Armstrong from knot10.com about the Meridian 541 Sedan. What a boat. He was good enough to spend some time with me discussing the specifications and capabilities of this beautiful yacht. Thanks, Mark!
In Blood Moon Rising, Cooper and his posse hijack this boat from the Russians to chase down their super yacht, a reconditioned trawler that they are using as a floating hospital for removing organs from their kidnapped victims to sell to an international clientele. More real than you would dare to believe.
It's a lucrative business--the selling of body parts--grossing billions of dollars a year. And why not. An arm could bring in as much as $100,000.
I don't mean to add to your nightmares. But that's the reality of life today--a world awash in the international trade of people, mostly women and children.
More about Blood Moon Rising and Cooper's latest adventures. Stay tuned.
And thanks again, Mark!
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The next event is at Lely Library (Collier County Library System), on Friday, Nov 9th from 10-4 PM
Forty authors will attend this book fair.
You can meet the writers, purchase signed books, and explore what the Naples community has to offer readers.
What are you doing the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Come to the movies! Tipsy Cow Ice Cream parlor, next to Prado Theater in Bonita Springs, will host the author. Come and enjoy the delicious ice cream, meet the author for a reading, then go to the movies! Prizes will make the day even more fun.