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Come Sail Away With Us!

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The crew of the S/V Aves pays loving tribute to the rock gods Styx during our sailing adventure in the Caribbean.  Be sure to stay tuned until the guitar solo (it's magic) and the landing of a giant sea beast.

We hope you enjoy!

The Marmodon's Den - a slightly tall tale, part 2

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A few months ago, a group of friends chartered a sailboat for a 10-day jaunt around the Caribbean - including Guadeloupe, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Antigua.  This is the second chapter in our harrowing adventures. (Click here for part 1)


After a few days in Antigua, word of our quest began to spread. 'You seek the Marmodon?' asked the salty owner of the Drop-In Bar. She branded us as fools, but then again she was a bartender who refused to make cocktails and had the bar closed on weekends.

Our fortunes turned when both Travis and Jimmy recognized a gargantuan, 80-meter yacht berthed in Falmouth Harbour. Wasn't that same boat moored in our hometown of Norfolk, Virginia, just a few months ago? Known as the M/V Skat, it'd made quite a bit of news for both its massive size and unique, angular design.

Well, fortune revealed itself as fate, as fortune is wont to do. Touring one of the artisanal shops ('Heard ye seekin' the Marmodon,' was the shop owner's gree…

The Marmodon's Den - a slightly tall tale, part 1

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A few months ago, a group of friends chartered a sailboat for a 10-day jaunt around the Caribbean - including Guadeloupe, St. Kitts & Nevis, and Antigua.  Brace yourself, for here is the first chapter in our adventures.
Sailing into Antigua's Jolly Harbour on New Year's Eve, the feeling was pervasive and palpable. Something here was very wrong. Where were the people? Our lonely vessel, the Aves, wound through the channel, docking at the customs station to process our arrival. But only one person was there, and she was leaving. 'Come back tomorrow,' the customs agent said hurriedly. 'Doesn't matter anyway.' Why the rush? And why were such stringent regulations so easily dismissed? We gaped in silence as she scampered away. We found our answer as we ventured into town, but it was hardly forthcoming. 'Happy New Year!' we'd exult to the lonesome strangers we passed by, but were met with stone faces. 'Is it?' someone responded. After navigating t…

IndieReader's verdict is in!

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Last month Election 2064 was submitted to the IndieReader Discovery Awards.  While the awards themselves won't be announced until the end of May, each work is given a verdict: 

“You might well have had enough of elections for one lifetime, but don’t let that deter you from ELECTION 2064 by Scott McDermott. This lively political thriller interweaves the devious dealings of twenty-first century campaigning with bursts of high-tech action. The author draws you into a credible, finely-crafted world and then skilfully sets it teetering on the edge of civil war – you won’t be able to put it down.”

Many thanks, IndieReader, I greatly appreciate it!

To see the full list of 2017 IRDA entries (lots of good books in there!), click here.

Welcome!

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Welcome to my author website!  A quick shout-out to all those that have read, rated, and reviewed Election 2064: Book One. Thanks so much, I appreciate the feedback.

More to come!
- Scott