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Salvos on the Backwater


On May 21, 2009, our novel Salvos On The Backwater was presented with the Patrick D. Smith Award for Florida historical fiction. On October 28, 2009, it was announced that the novel had won two more awards: Royal Palm Literary Awards for both fiction and fiction/non-fiction combined. Salvos is the story of Jack Nichols trying to build a new life along the 1863 Gulf coast. With the Civil War raging, he meets the widow Rebecca Hamilton who likewise is struggling mightily to hold her family together in the lush and violent Florida wilderness. The hardbound or soft cover novel may be ordered through,,, or your local bookstore. Let us know what you think and thank you!