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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Books

A Mexican Divorce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Can't a girl just have a good time? A vacation is supposed to be fun and Lisa had a great time in Mexico. Having blackmailers show up later, wanting her to pay to keep pictures of all that fun away from her husband doesn't seem fair. Of course, she can't little thing like a greedy blackmailer
Attractive Opposites Corrupt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
The magnetic pull of your opposites can provide an unfathomable attraction. To put it simply -- you know better. Still, that attraction is as powerful as the lure of the dark and giving in to it is as exciting as it is disruptive.
Sweet Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sweet ain't gonna build no more boats. The traditional island boatbuilder is found dead on the beach and Johnny Cliff needs to find out what happened to him. With the help of a friend from Scotland Yard taking his vacation on the island of Kayakoo, he follows the typically twisting and curious trail an island investigation can take.
Motel Endings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
Motels dot the highways of America, providing a range of services and prices. We use them. Thousands of us use them for a place to rest, for meetings and assignations, and even, at times, to act out life's dramas. They are soulless places, almost perfect for the tragic endings that sometimes seem to take on their own power and strength, playing out no matter what we truly want.
The Missing Skillet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Trouble be brewing on an island paradise -- Some kinda stranger is sitting out on the boat of that nice French couple looking all suspicious. Worse, Martha's cast-iron skillet, that special one she loves, has gone missing. She's starting the morning fixing up and it ain't in its place. It gotta have been thieved!
Death Benefits
Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,520. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
A writer backpacking in Asia looks for a quiet place to write about a criminal on the run finds the ideal place--where fiction and life blur together. Can telling a story create another story?
Under Low Skies
Series: A Martin Billings Story, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: Spanish. Published: October 27, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,570. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Stephanie Masters finally has the book she needs to make her mark in publishing as an editor. Now she just needs to create an author who can sell the book, and an organization to make him come alive.As she enlists friends to create what she doesn't have, her world spins out of control in ways she could never imagine. by Ed Teja and J. Reid Beckett
The Potato Professor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Poetry » Epic
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,030. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
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 promise of something more lurks in a surreal town on a nameless mountain where a Norwegian cook who reads Cambodian books and a hot diner owner named Louise await.
The Legend of Ron Añejo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,650. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
The origins of a modern Flying Dutchman, trying to sail round the world, his adventure interrupted by his own success as a businessman. He learns that following your dreams isn't as easy as you'd like, and even when you do, dreams can be a tricky things. Beautifully illustrated with photos by Tom Tsui.
The Rum Shop
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Life in the Windward Islands is a little different than in other places, but sometimes the problems of life are exactly the same. This story reflects their attitudes toward life and throws a light on the happenings on an ordinary day at the hub of life on the islands--the local rum shop
Sigh of a Traveler
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
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.
Murder on a Fishing Trip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A small town reporter with aspirations of being an investigative journalist has been killed. The Sheriff is a good fisherman, and an elected official. There are few suspects, not much in the way of substantial motives, and hungry trout calling to him. This is a short murder mystery in the style of the old pulp magazines, with tough guy heroes, rude and crude police work and plenty of blind alleys.
Two Stories of Sailors and the Sea
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012 by Float Street Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Adventure » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Float Street Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
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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