Steven Becker

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Hi Guys, I want to thank you all for making the release of Wood’s Tempest such as success. Shifting Sands, the backstory for the treasure, is now available for pre-order, and will be released on January 15th. Right now, I’m about halfway through Wood’s Fury, the ninth Mac Travis Adventure. Looking back on 2018 it has been a year of change for me. For starters, we moved from California to Florida. I… Read More

Hey Guys, Treasure has always fascinated me. I think it does for everyone. There is little to match the frustration and excitement of searching for and finding a long lost Spanish Galleon. South Florida and the Keys have their share and are best know as the final resting place of the Atocha, the 1715 fleet on the Treasure Coast and the 1733 fleet off the Keys. Salvors have worked the Florida waters… Read More

Hey Guys, Steve and I would like to thank you for the support you’ve shown for our stories. We’ve got another just about to be released called Backwater Pass. In past posts, I’ve taken you through the land features and some of the history of the park. I thought this would be an opportunity to touch on the other 95%: the water. Containing both inshore and offshore waters, the park extends out… Read More

Hope you all had a happy holiday season. It’s been a busy few months for us relocating to Tampa. It’s great to be back in Florida. I lived here from 1985-2000. I’ve been fishing and paddling out in the bay and gulf whenever I can get a pass from home improvements. The good news is that the list is getting smaller. I plan on taking a trip down to the Keys during… Read More

We should complete our move to Tampa by the end of the month. I’m very excited about getting back to Florida after being in California for the last 17 years. I was based out of Tampa from 1985-2000 and still have some good friends there. Many thanks to all of you who sent suggestions for boat names. I have decided on Reef Runner for Mac’s center console and my Parker 21. Mac’s… Read More

I’m proud to tell you all that I’ve teamed up with lots of other writers whose books are based in Florida to form the “Writers for Keys” Hurricane Relief. Please visit our gofundme project and donate what you can – we have. We write books and songs that take place in Florida and the Florida Keys because like our readers, we love it there. We love the tropical islands, the water and the unique… Read More

To celebrate the release of book eight in the Mac Travis Adventure series, I’m taking a look at what’s beyond Key West. Key West is generally known as the end of the line, and hosts the iconic buoy for the Southernmost Point in the continental United States to prove it. The claim is true if you count the bridges that connect the chain of islands as part of the contiguous landmass, but… Read More

The opening scene in Pirate, the first book in the Tides of Fortune series has my main character, Nick about to help the legendary pirate Gasparilla distribute the shares of his infamous treasure to his crew before “retiring”. One last prize lures him away, but it is a ruse by the US Navy and their pirate-hunting schooner USS Enterprise. They have set a trap that ends in the sinking of the Floridablanca… Read More

Used mainly as a sporting method, fly fishing uses an artificial fly as bait in order to hook a fish. The fly is normally cast using a rod, reel or a special weighted line and the catch thrown back into the water after the fight. The technique is used in both fresh and salt water areas and with so many islands, its warm waters and the large variety of fish found there,… Read More

Bonefish have been given their name due to the numerous, tiny bones that are contained within their bodies. As a result of these, they are very difficult to eat and are caught mainly for sport. Bonefishing (as the pastime is called) is a catch-and-release sport popular in Florida and the Bahamas. Those that engage in it enjoy the skill required to lure this cautious creature in, and the fight that it puts… Read More