Chance Dugan-retired at 33 and living on board Chicago, a derelict boat-and his buddy, Snack McGhee, keep getting innocently embroiled in other people's problems without even trying. Like Jinx, whose boyfriend sails off in her catamaran and in finding it gets Chance and Snack involved in a drug bust. Or how about the two old-time gangsters showing up to reclaim a treasure stashed years ago on board Chicago? Only it ain't there. There is the drunk woman at a library celebration who claims her feet were stolen, but the guy who stole them lounges in the children's section with a knife in his chest. Then Chance and Snack get wacko on Happy Tomatoes given them by a genius-or looney tunes-who crossbred tomatoes with Maui Wowie marijuana. And finally Chance's girlfriend wants to sneak into the Drum Point Lighthouse and make love on the old lighthouse keeper's bed. How can he say no to that?
And through it all, Al Capone disputes Chance's ownership of Chicago, treating him with malevolent disdain in spite of him feeding her and cleaning out the litter box.
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About the Author
He is also the author of a non-fiction book on writing, Easy Reading Writing, easy reading about writing easy reading, published in August, 2001. The challenge, pick up the book and start reading anywhere and if it is hard to read, he doesn't know what he is talking about. He has used that knowledge to output BookMarc, a free on-line newsletter on the adventures of fiction writing.
He also output a free spiritual poem each Monday called Burnt Offerings, free of the asking.
He has also written writing columns for Futures Magazine and articles on e-publishing for Sister-In-Crime, taught fiction writing at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington Independent Writers, and Maryland Writers Association, memoir writing at the College of Southern Maryland, plus various seminars in the Washington/Baltimore area.
Finally, he has written a one act play, Headquarters, which was produced at the Vianney Theater in 2005 and has been selected to be produced in the Maryland One Act Festival in January 2012.
Peter Abresch was born in the USA, a long, looong time ago, was a professional dancer in the far past, a Geodesist which took him all over the world, and a computer systems programmer before retiring from the National Weather Service. He has built three sailboats and, with his wife and five sons, hammered and nailed together a thirty-four hundred square foot house.
His email address is Peter@Sidewalkbooks.com