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Hey guys, It’s been five years since I released my first book, Wood’s Reef. It was a story I had been carrying around in my head for years and finally got down on paper. Its’s been a great ride since then and today, Wood’s Tempest, the eighth book in the Mac Travis Adventure series is available. I’ve written books based in other areas: Biscayne Bay and Miami (The Kurt Hunter series), Hawaii… Read More

It’s always interesting, though sometimes unfortunate, when a premise for a fiction book is proven to be plausible. I have visited the Big Island of Hawaii twice and spent the night in the town of Volcano on one trip. Before sunrise that morning we went to the caldera by the park headquarters and watched the sun rise beyond the steaming pit. Touring the park and the rest of the island you can… Read More

The Storm Thriller series is a way for me to include some locations outside of Florida, where the Mac Travis Adventures series takes place. The first book, Storm Rising, is set in London and the British Virgin Islands. Storm Force starts in Chicago and moves to Hawaii. We’ve got a bicycle trip to Italy coming up this fall, so look for the next Storm book to have some locations from Rome and… Read More

The Big Island of Hawaii is the main setting for Storm Force, the second book in the Storm Thriller Series. I’ve made several trips to the Big Island in the last few years: one with family, and the other to paddle in the Queen Liliuokalani outrigger canoe race. The settings in the books are the result of our explorations of the island (Check out the map here). As unique and fascinating as… Read More

The second book in the Storm Thriller series is now available to buy from amazon. It will stay at the special launch price of just $2.99, but only for 48 hours, after which it will increase to $4.99. So, take advantage of this special price while you can! A forgotten treasure controls the fate of an island paradise The future of Hawaii is at stake after a rare chart from Captain Cook’s third voyage… Read More

The second book in the Storm Thriller series is now available to pre-order from amazon. It will be released on May 11th at the special price of just $2.99. But this release price only lasts 48 hours, after which it will increase to $4.99. So, take advantage of this special price while you can! A forgotten treasure controls the fate of an island paradise The future of Hawaii is at stake after… Read More

Hi Guys, The big news is that Storm Force, the second book in the Storm Series will be released in a few weeks. The manuscript is with my editor now and I’ll give a firm release date when I get it back. As usual, the book will be discounted for the first few days of release, so keep your eyes open. Mainly set on the Big Island in Hawaii, the locations are… Read More

The origin of the name of the dolphinfish is unknown, but there are several speculations about it, These include the fact that they swim with dolphins frequently, as well as jump out of the water when chasing their prey in imitation of the mammal. There are two species of dolphinfish: the common dolphinfish and the pompano dolphin. Both species can be found in the same habitat and, even though the pompano dolphin… Read More

The modern sport of outrigging is a competitive race between two or more teams in outrigger canoes. It was developed in Hawaii in earlier centuries, but the first official outrigger races took place in the early 20th century in Waikiki. The sport has since spread and is now very popular in many countries, including Australia. The difference between outriggers and other canoes is the fact that it is double-hulled. Its stability comes… Read More