Saturday, February 12, 2011

Flying Fish by Vern Hobbs

Cape Canaveral freelance writer, Vern Hobbs, has broken into the world of fiction with the release of his debut novel, Flying Fish, published by Aberdeen Bay Book Publishers of Alexandria, Virginia.


A deceptively worded referendum has robbed Juniper Key, Florida of its age-old livelihood -- commercial fishing. The town divides as some cling to the false hope offered by shadowy real estate developers, while others demand help from government officials who have no real plan and little imagination. As hope fades, the ghost of a long-dead community icon visits Stan Randolph, editor of the weekly newspaper, insisting that the locals embrace the teachings of two unorthodox marine biologists and the concept of environmental preservation -- the very people and ideas they blame for destroying their way of life!

Praise for Flying Fish

The Midwest Book Review has described Flying Fish as a "choice pick, not to be missed." Tobin Bennison, editor of The Beachside Resident, compared the novel to Steinbeck's Cannery Row, while Karen Larson of Good Old Boat magazine declared Flying Fish, "excellent!" The novel's environmental theme has led to its use a fundraising tool by the Florida Wildlife Federation.

About the Author

Vern Hobbs, a commercial pilot, has become well known to the readers of several sailing magazines and travel blogs over the past decade. A long time Floridian, Hobbs is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, is a member of the Space Coast Writer's Guild, and the Society of American Letters. Vern is a regular contributing writer for Good Old Boat magazine, and The Beachside Resident. He and his wife, Sally, reside in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Flying Fish is available through, Barnes & Noble, and at Patrick Paperbacks in Satellite Beach, FL. Learn more about the author at:
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