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Hey Guys, Hope you are all well and looking forward to a great 2019. I really want to thank all of you for the success of Wood’s Tempest. It’s got almost fifty five star reviews and is doing very well in the charts. Shifting Sands, the fourth book in my historical fiction series is out now. If you want to find out the backstory for Wood’s Tempest, I really think you’ll enjoy… Read More

Hey Guys, Mac is back in an all new adventure and it’s available to pre order now on Amazon. I really enjoyed researching and writing this book. It actually took three books to tell this story: Backwater Tide, Wood’s Tempest, and an all new Tides of Fortune book called Shifting Sands (to be released in January). Backwater Tide has Kurt and Justine solving the murder of famed treasure hunter Gill Gross, but… Read More

Hi Guys, I can’t thank you enough for reading the first of my adventures: Backwater Bay. Steve has written another one, called Backwater Channel, that can be pre-ordered today and is released on Feb 15th. This was an interesting case and has some great locations. Biscayne Bay National Park, or what I call my “office” is set just to the south of Miami. With a view of downtown, the chimneys of the… 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

Underwater exploration can be very exciting and divers add to this by learning to explore submerged caves. These dives are normally more risky than others and, even though many divers are hesitant about increasing the difficulty of their adventures, cave diving is still being more popular. In the United States most of the best places to cave dive are found in Florida, because of its terrain and warm waters. Before their initial… Read More

Diving has become an extremely popular hobby, and many people travel long distances in order to experience the views of underwater caves, rare sea creatures and the galleys and holds of sunken ships. There are also some one of a kind dives that feature unexpected underwater wonders. These include: 1. The Wreck of the St. Chamond Also known as the Train Wreck, this site is located 1.5 miles off the coast of… Read More

A bit of interesting research from my latest book, coming very soon!   Cyrus was born between 590 and 580 BCE, either in Media or, more probably, in Persis, the modern Fārs province of Iran. During his reign, he founded the Achaemenian Empire, centered on Persia and comprising the Near East from the Aegean Sea eastward to the Indus River. The figure of Cyrus has survived history as more than a great man… Read More

It was Columbus who first discovered the beautiful Virgin Islands on his second voyage to the New World in 1493. When he saw so many isles and cays, he named them after the virgin followers of Saint Ursula, who was martyred in the fourth century. The Spanish did not spend too much time on the islands, though, since they were unable to find gold there. They quickly set sail and moved on… Read More

After the American Revolution, Spain regained control of Florida from Britain as part of the Treaty of Paris. When the British evacuated Florida, Spanish colonists as well as settlers from the newly formed United States poured into the territory. Many of these new residents were lured by favorable Spanish terms for acquiring property, called land grants. Even Seminoles were encouraged to set up farms, because they provided a buffer between Spanish Florida… Read More

The third biggest island in the Bahamas is called Great Inagua. The island lies around 60 miles from the tip of Cuba and is one of the biggest producers of sea salt. Great Inagua is also the home of Lake Windsor, which takes up nearly a quarter of the island. With a population of just under one thousand people, this is definitely a vacation destination your neighbor probably won’t have visited. The… Read More