Ed Teja

Biography

Ed Teja is a boat bum, magazine editor, freelance writer, poet, musician and traveler. He lives in and writes about places that lie in the margins of the world. Boats, islands and remote (tropical) places are his natural habitat. Places without cold weather are nice. After a few years lurking about Southeast Asia (where the living is gentle, the food good and the weather kind) he is in New Mexico, writing more stories.

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A little bit about the short story and the Caribbean.

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A glimpse of the strange life and books of Ed Teja.

Books

Death Benefits
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Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It's hard to close a business deal when you can't find the person who is supposed to sign the papers. In fact, all Martin Billings can find is the man's sailboat, and it's burning on a Venezuelan beach. A mysterious woman and an ex British spy seem interested in finding the man too, but why? Martin needs some answers, and preferably before Ugly Bill gets too tired of him playing detective.
Imitating Art
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run. He finds the ideal place--where fiction and reality blur together.
Under Low Skies
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Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Martin Billings is in Venezuela to prove that his brother, Tim, didn't murder a fisherman. But a mysterious woman lawyer is trying to get him to leave the country. When Martin becomes a suspect in the brutal murder of Tim's girlfriend and a local crime boss decides Martin knows where his missing drugs are, what else can go wrong?
La cantina de ron
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: Spanish. Published: October 27, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
¨En las islas del Caribe, los bares de ron son el centro de la actividad comunal, mas que todo porque todos aparecen por allí, tarde o temprano. Noticias de eventos y personas, chismes e historias se comparten libremente. Es un fantástico lugar para pasar el tiempo si quieres conocer gente. Y, el ron suele ser muy bueno, también Traducción de Derek Marabolí
The Invention of Clay McKenzie
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,830. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Media tie-in
Stephanie Masters has exactly what she needs to make her mark in publishing as an editor --- she has a writer who really can write and who respects her editing ability. All she needs now is an author. As she enlists friends to create what she doesn't have, her world spins out of control in ways she could never imagine.
The Potato Professor
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A fictional review of a fictional long poem about a professor who is the world's foremost expert on potatoes and how his search for the cause of bruised potatoes leads him to love in the potato patch and a new life.
Float Street Notes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Boats are funny animals, especially old boats, and the sailors who ply the waters in them are even funnier. This book contains over 50 humorous essays written for Caribbean Compass and some photos from those strange and wonderful times. They examine a wide spectrum of facts and speculations on boats and boating, and ponder the strange creatures found in the Caribbean -- sailors.
Nameless Mountain
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The craziness that comes with the summer heat gets into your bones, fraying relationships and making even thought a chore. That makes the idea of a road trip romantic -- maybe to a mountain without even the weight of a name.
The Legend of Ron Añejo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ron is the world's best Caribbean boat bum. Based on the fictional tropical island of Kayakoo, he lives a glorious life on a shoestring budget, managing to earn enough for rum and food. With an unquenchable optimism, he confronts the world and, as long as he has his leaky old wooden boat, manages to have fun, regardless of the current disaster.
Chancy
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
...and now for the first time, the rest of the story! Fascinated with the song CHANCY, Ed Teja had recorded it on an early album. The lyrics tell of a passionate sailor, a "Flying Dutchman" of a man almost trapped in the Hong Kong corporate treadmill. Courage, passion or folly?
The Rum Shop
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the islands of the West Indies, the rum shop is the center of community activity, mostly because everyone shows up there sooner or later. News of events and people, and gossip and stories are shared freely. It is a wonderful place to spend some time if you want to get to know the people. And the rum can be mighty fine too.
Sigh of a Traveler
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Traveling provides an opportunity to see the world from a variety of perspectives. This collection of poems was written while moving slowly from one place to another. Along with a few photos, this collection provides observations of life in different places, and mixed impressions of the world as she is. The poems were primarily written in Asia, the Caribbean and Southwestern United States.
Two Stories of Sailors and the Sea
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
These two stories are about life in and around sailboats in the Caribbean -- the Lesser Antilles. The sea does not give quarter and not being vigilant can be fatal; yet simply being at sea when the sails are full and the seas alive feels like nothing else -- it is a rare chance to directly interact with the power of nature.
Life in the Margins
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography
The view from the margins is quite different from that along the main highways and byways of life. These are poems written from a life played out in the margins of the mainstream world. Comments and observations from a poetic perspective.

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