Grab a copy of Author Randy Wayne White’s newest novel, Gone, at book signing in Ft. Myers Beach

Ft. Myers Beach book signing Doc Ford's

Randy Wayne White’s new novel, “Gone”

Join Randy Wayne White as he discusses and signs his newest novel, Gone, at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille in Fort Myers Beach on September 24th, from noon-6pm.

Gone features Hannah Smith, descendant of generations of resourceful Florida women with wit, spirit and backbone. A Sanibel fishing boat captain, Hannah didn’t plan to do anything with the investigative agency she inherited, until circumstances conspire to send her off to find a missing heiress. The trail of clues leads her from the enclaves of Captiva’s wealthiest to the mangrove swamps of the Ten Thousand Islands and deep into the recesses of the Florida underbelly never seen by tourists. Set in the world fans have come to love so well from the Doc Ford series, White once again captures the true spirit and essence of the land, its people, and its ecology, with an unforgettable new heroine.

Gone is a first-rate mystery from one of the true masters of the genre. Randy Wayne White brings all of his expert knowledge of the locale as well as his years of experience captaining a boat to bear in his writing, and it pays off with an explosive and exciting novel that will please both his legions of current fans and new ones alike.

Winner of the Conch Republic Award for literature and the John D. MacDonald Award for Literary Excellence, Randy Wayne White has written 19 Doc Ford novels, four nonfiction books, two cookbooks, and seven novels under the pseudonym Randy Striker. Before becoming a professional writer, he spent 13 years as the captain of a charter fishing boat in Florida’s Tarpon Bay. He lives on Sanibel Island, where he can regularly be found at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille.

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Get Your Paddles Ready!

kayak fishing

Get ready to welcome Fall with the most exciting paddling festival in the country. This year’s Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival dates are November 1st to the 4th.

An annual event since 2006, the popular paddling festival has offered races, seminars, guided trips, a fishing tournament, demonstrations, a photo contest, and social events to kayakers. This year’s festival will include stand-up paddleboard (SUP) activities, on-water instruction, and a canoe and kayak film festival. Also, the festival will offer a race to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Lee County, Florida.Florida kayak and SUP festival

Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival 2012

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The festival serves to highlight the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail, a 190-mile marked-and-meandering saltwater trail that spans the coast and inland rivers along the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel. It includes saltwater mangrove trails and inland rivers that access the saltwater trails.

The event was selected as a Top 20 Event for 2012 by the Southeast Tourism Society. The festival is coordinated by Lee County Parks & Recreation, which reported attendance for the 2011 festival from 20 states, Canada and Great Britain.

Festival details are available at www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com and also on Facebook and Twitter. For trail information, visit www.CalusaBlueway.com.