I am Virginia Williams the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose who published these books posthumously: "Cocos Island Treasure", "Sons of the Sea", and "Lucky Joe". I added "Hot Air Promotions" this year. He wrote many manuscripts, short stories, and poems and left me detailed instructions regarding their submission. The first three books are loosely based on his 30 years experience at sea including his being shanghied out of San Francisco on a whaler (Lucky Joe). Patrick John Rose was born on board his father’s ship, the Marguerite, off the coast of New York on January 29, 1872. Patrick professed to be a “sailor, prospector, miner, cowpoke, and oil worker.” He published one book during his lifetime (Bitter River Ranch in 1936 through Phoenix Press) and wrote many others as well as painted numerous illustrations for his manuscripts—many of schooners—one of which purportedly hung in the White House. Patrick John “Stanley McShane” Rose died in August, 1959, in Long Beach, California, in the state and near the ocean he loved at 87 years of age. I published his works under the name of Rose Point Publishing and can be contacted through the blog or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for taking the time to read about us!
Where to find Stanley McShane online
Where to buy in print
Book trailer for "Lucky Joe" describes stowing away on the Elginshire in England to go to America. Shanghaied off the streets of San Francisco, however, is quite what he expected. Will he ever get to go gold mining in the Sierra's?
Busters of Bitter River
Historic Western Romance between the artistic Bitter River range ranch owner, Cal "Red" Rileau and the neighboring Double Y ranch on the other side of the Bitter River of southwest Arizona in the late 1920's. Polly grew up pretty while Red was away, but her father was still fighting the water war Cal's dad started with hers years earlier, and a proper still can be well hidden in the desert.
Hot Air Promotions-A Miner's Story of Exploration and Stock Investments
Strike it rich with this miner as he goes from exploring the west for gold or silver and eventually settles in San Francisco where he and his partner work the San Francisco Mining Exchange in early 1900. You win some and you lose some. Or is it true that when you win--you still lose!
Can't a guy ever catch a break? Finding a quick way out of Brummagem seemed like a really good idea at the time, especially when I ran into Lucky Joe, 2 years younger than I and disarmingly charming with looks enough to get both of us in the door. We were off to seek our fortune in the hills above Sonora, California, in 1901, so HOW did we end up on that stinking whaler bound for the Bering Sea?
Sons of the Sea--A Tale of the Old Grimsby Fishermen
Step back in time to the year of 1900 in the fishing village of Grimsby, England, situated in the Humbur Estuary near the North Sea. Captain Beasley was fishing more seriously, however, for the Belle of Grimsby who shortly discovered she was sailing for her life and might never see her home again. Was Captain Beasley capable of rescuing the fair maiden of England or sink with the ship?
Cocos Island Treasure
Step back in time to hunt for pirate treasure on a south sea island in a secluded harbor perfect for hiding gold, silver, and bejeweled chalices. The jungle hides more than treasure, however! Can they follow the secret cipher to the treasure?
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