A blog that oozes cool

February 24, 2010

  The evidence is unmistakable – spring is coming. With this in mind, I found a really cool blog. Visit Dear Miss Mermaid at http://dearmissmermaid.com/indexSTORMCARIB.html. She has a really cool site that monitors the weather in the BVIs. If you want a momentary release from the day, go to her site and browse around. I guarantee you’ll like it. I want my next job to be living on Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas and blog weather information. Sweet!

I had the first book signing this week! It was kind of an impromptu signing. It was at an adult spelling bee. I sold the number of books I expected to sell, but a funny thing happened. Before I went to the signing, The Conch Killers was ranked at 1,700,000 or so. When I got home that evening, it was ranked 72,000 or so. Folks didn’t want to buy the book at the signing, but they went home and bought it off of Amazon. Cool!

Welcome to the blog of the Conch Killers!

December 24, 2009

Thank you for taking time to visit my blog. The purpose of this blog is to document this odyssey of publishing my first novel, The Conch Killers. If the publisher is to be believed, and I think they are, the book should hit the shelves in April. With respect to the Dead, what a long, strange trip it’s been.

It’s Christmas Eve morning and I’m looking out the window of the Fly Navy building in Key West. Garrison Bight is right outside the window. Palm trees are swaying in the wind and there’s a ripple on the water. The sun is rising over the far end of the Bight. It’s a beautiful Key West morning. If you’ve never been here, put it in your planner before you check out.

I also intend to document the cool people, places and things that make the Keys such a great place. This includes Key Largo to Key West and over to Bimini.

The book comes out in April. We’ve got book signings already scheduled. Life is good.

Chip