Wednesday August 2, 2017 11:34AMon
As FBYC Historian, one of my responsibilities is the maintenance of our Dan Austin Memorial Library. Therefore, I am always on the lookout for quality maritime literature to place on its shelves.
Recently I received word that an old Richmond friend, Bill Westbrook, was retiring and returning to Irvington, Virginia where he had planted deep roots in the past. Bill had taken the reins as CEO of one of the largest and most successful advertising agencies in the Midwest, the Fallon agency in Minneapolis.
Now Bill has begun a new chapter in his life as an author of a series of historical sea novels that are set in the Caribbean during the late 18th Century. To create this series, Bill is drawing upon his extensive experience sailing and racing on the Rappahannock as a past member of the RRYC and cruising the Caribbean in his catamaran.
The first of the three novels in the series, The Bermuda Privateer, will soon be released at a book-signing event hosted by the Tides Inn at 6 pm on Wednesday, September 20. Inside the Privateer, you will be treated to the spellbinding adventures of Privateer Nicholas Fallon and other assorted heroes and villains on the high seas. In my opinion this series will rank in popularity alongside the works of Patrick O’Brien and C. F. Forester and other noted authors of this particular genre.
Follow the link below to register for the book signing at the Tides Inn:
Or purchase the book at this link:
Jere Dennison, FBYC Club Historian