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Friday, July 26, 2013

Cape San Blas Author Writes about St. Vincent Island

Author publishes second locally-based book
Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 09:18 AM.
Pineapple Press announced last week the publication of Secrets of St. Vincent, the second book in its popular Florida Secrets trilogy by award-winning author Charles Farley.

The first book, Secrets of San Blas, is based on events surrounding an actual murder at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse near Port St. Joe in 1938. Old Doc Berber, Port St. Joe’s only general practitioner, is dragged into a murder investigation, a romance, and a series of intrigues that even he can’t diagnose.
Michael Lister, author of The Big Goodbye, called the novel “an unforgettable journey through Florida’s Forgotten Coast . . . a delightful dance of history and mystery, an intriguing interplay of fact and fiction.”
Now, in Secrets of St. Vincent, bluesman Reggie Robinson has been wrongly arrested for the gruesome murder of Sheriff Byrd “Dog” Batson. Doc Berber and his best friend, Gator Mica, mount a quixotic search for the sheriff ’s savage killer on equally savage St. Vincent Island. If they survive the frightening adventure, they’ll return with the shocking secrets that will shatter the town’s tranquility forever.
A Kansas native who now lives in Huntsville, Alabama, Charles Farley has written for American Libraries, Library Hi Tech, Library Journal, and Living Blues. His first book, Soul of the Man, was a biography of the great soul singer Bobby “Blue” Bland. In 2012 he won first place in the fiction category in the Alabama Writers’ Conclave Writing Competition. His website iswww.charlesfarley.com.
Charles Farley will be in town to sign copies of his books during the Scallop Festival.

Farley will sign books 1-4 p.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 10, at 155 Capt. Fred's Place (the old Maddox house) at Shipyard Cove.

Friday, July 19, 2013

17th Annual, Florida Scallop & Music Festival

Make plans now for The Florida Scallop & Music Festival, July 27-August 4, 2013 along St. Joseph Bay in Port St. Joe.

Don't miss this year's 17th annual event where Arts & crafts vendors, educational exhibits, our popular Kidz Zone, and many food vendors will be offered throughout comfortable George Core Park around the pond and under the shade. Fried scallop plates will be available for sale and frozen scallops for take home.

Parking is free or you can pull your boat up close to the beach to hear the music!

Wish I could be at A Tropical Breeze this week for the scallop festival.  Taking the boat from Cape San Blas across the St. Joe Bay to eat some scallops and listen to some great music sounds like the perfect way to spend the weekend.  I hope our Tropical Breeze guests for that week, the Starr Family, have a wonderful time!