Writing a Book – It’s Out!!!
When I was sixteen I walked to a bar and was served a beer for the first time. Between then and now a whole bunch of decades have come and gone. Trust me, I’ve spent a lot of time in bars all over, being either a patron, or a musician. The one thing I can tell you is that things happen in bars that don’t happen elsewhere.
The funny thing about these odd occurrences is that while the stories people come across are often recanted, some many times almost in a Viking saga mode, they often are not ever chronicled in print.
So, instead of just laughing about some of the situations I’ve seen, some being involved with, or just saying “How did that happen?” I decided to write them down. What I ended up with were twenty-three short stories that I’ve put in a book!
The book took six years to write. Mind you, I wasn’t like my neighbor Ernest Hemingway, who lived a few houses up Whitehead St. and would be up every day writing at nine in the morning and go until noon, after which he would march down to what today is Captain Tony’s, for beers, rum, and perhaps some fraternizing with an attractive new lady who was visiting. No, my writing came when the spirit moved me. Honestly, there were times that the book sat unattended for over a year. About 1/3 of the book was written on Whitehead Street, while the rest was written at what we call “The Conch Rock Shanty” around the corner on Thomas St. The entire book was written in Key West however
The stories took place from New England to Olde England, and from New Jersey to Coconut Grove, to Key West and more!
Check out the bar where Harley’s roar in and out of, and another bar where drunks fall in slow motion! Amazing tales where one man has aspirations of riding a ten-foot unicycle, yet another where a woman can see spirits of family members! There’s also a hidden bar on a tropical island where a pompous ass visits.
As I write this, exactly one week after its release, it has three five star ratings!
I could go on and on, but for an introductory price of only $3.99US you can have your own from Amazon!
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