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Caribbean Misadventure Novel Returns Readers To A Comic Paradise

Local News 10 Jun, 2024 Follow News

Caribbean Misadventure Novel Returns Readers To A Comic Paradise

Wally Breight’s a miserable-in-his-job P.R. executive who dreams of escaping to happily-ever-after in the Caribbean. When he stumbles across a run-down dive operation for sale on Blacktip Island, he snaps it up and settles into paradise. But paradise has other ideas.

That’s the starting point for award-winning author Tim W. Jackson’s newest ‘Blacktip Island’ humor novel, On Wahoo Reef. The novel returns readers to the fictional Blacktip Island, and is an irresistible comic adventure for anyone who’s ever dreamed of trading the rat race for a carefree life of hammocks, palm trees and pina coladas.

“On Wahoo Reef is a Margaritaville-meets-Northern-Exposure misadventure, with an eternal-optimist protagonist in way over his head,” Jackson said. “The island is fictional, but the setting, characters and constant snafus will resonate with anyone who’s spent time on a small island.”

The locals are quirky: A scruffy handyman who claims he can see the future; a skeletal business partner who proves the age of piracy is not dead; a spider-obsessed neighbor intent on crashing the business; and a seductive dive mistress whose partying ways may put Wally in an early grave.

Reader Views says, “On Wahoo Reef is entertaining from beginning to end, with effervescent characters, humor, and grit. Five shining stars!”

The novel draws on Jackson’s 20+ years working as a boat captain and scuba instructor on Little Cayman.

Jackson previously worked as a journalist in Florida for a decade, then earned a Master’s in Literature from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas before moving to the Cayman Islands.

Jackson’s previous novels, Blacktip Island and The Secret of Rosalita Flats, were USA Book News Book of the Year award finalists. The Secret of Rosalita Flats was short-listed for The Wishing Shelf book award. His Blacktip Island-based short stories have appeared in literary journals worldwide.

On Wahoo Reef is available at Pure Art, Next Chapter and multiple outlets on Little Cayman.

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