Frista’s romantic interlude with her lover, Cochise, on her yacht in the warm waters of Topica Bay off the west coast of Florida is shattered like a bullet through Tiffany glass when she gets a sudden call from world-wide listening spy, Pappá. He informs her that her good friend, Hank, has disappeared in an ancient swamp called Fenokee. Locals reported that body parts were found floating in the soupy morass. Frista convinces Cochise to jump in her seaplane with her to investigate. What they found in that culture was stone walling authorities, bazaar behavior from the locals, backwoodsmen who would rather shoot than talk, wild swamp animals that live like humans, and one Ranger who almost unties the bond between Frista and her lover. A fast paced novel of murder, adventure, allure and sex. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006LAWCCC
I was lucky enough to have many varied adventures in my life, which have helped me craft the mysterious adventures in my books that take place in some of the most intriguing locations.
Adventure on Lake Sebago
The summer I turned sixteen I as invited to leave home and live in a resort in Bear Mountains of New York State and work as a dishwasher. All summer and fall on Lake Sebago in Bear Mountains I heard tales of a sailboat that had sunk many years before in the deepest part of the large lake. The next year, now as a waiter, I organized a salvage expedition of the other waiters and bus boys to locate the sunken “Ruptured Duck”.
We spent many exhausting hours of searching underwater, which drew down the original dozen teenage explorers to just five. One great day, it happened. We found the sunken sailboat, mast less, on its side in deep water. Watching the celebration of the great find, you would have thought we found the Titanic. With excitement fueled energy, we worked in between shifts for months raising the ship and restoring it. The group had finally dwindled to three. I read all about how to sail and became the teacher to the others. I was hooked. My sailing adventures led to getting larger and larger sailboats, until I reached the ketch class in the San Juan Islands and the Caribbean.
From Sea to Air
Flying adventures were next on the list—I wanted to see and feel the excitement from the clouds. My college participation in Advanced Air Force R.O.T.C. afforded me the opportunity to get checked out in single engine prop airplanes. That led to a full year of aviation training and then seven years of flying heavy aircraft over the Pacific from Australia to the Aleutian Islands in Alaska.
At Last the Seaplane
The most recent chapter in my life involves the thrill and excitement of flying seaplanes—actually landing on the oceans and rivers. With the seaplane I have my boat and aircraft all rolled into one handy adventure machine. Now, I share many of these ‘unusual exploits’ with you. Read About My Book Series