A lifelong fisherman, B. Thomas Harwood has probably spent as much of his life on water as he has on land. He grew up in The Republic of Texas near the Gulf of Mexico and often dreamed of visiting every island in the Caribbean. Though he has not quite accomplished that feat yet, he has journeyed to the entire region using only the gifts of his vivid imagination. For anyone who may be open to joining him, consider this your invitation to come aboard.
When did you first start writing?
I began creative writing when I was still in elementary school. I even won an award for best in school short story when I was nine. Somewhere, I might even still have that original tale about an unidentified egg that a little boy found.
Has your work been critiqued by any independent book reviewers or publications?
Indeed it has! You can find unbiased reviews from industry professionals at Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews through the following links:
When Captain Pieter Thomas arrived in the New World, he sought a new and more prosperous life as a fisherman in the fertile waters of the Caribbean. What he found, or rather, what found him, is an entirely different story.
When a pair of ancient Arawak tomes are unearthed on the island of Camahogne, their discovery sets off a chain of events never recorded in the traditional annals of history.
Word of this revelation soon reaches Jeringas Mortifer, the malevolent king of the mainland south, who long desired to find the tomes of the lost prophecy and unlock the secrets of the scripture for himself. To recover them, the king sends forth his most harrowing servant - a mysterious being older than all of human history, with terrifying powers and an agenda of his own.
Shortly after the birth of his first son, Captain Thomas has a chance encounter with a local fortune teller, who confides that his family is at the very center of the unfolding lost prophecy. While a skeptical Pieter initially dismisses her claim as primitive folklore, he is dangerously unaware of the many pieces in play, and that the hunt for his infant son had already begun.