I'm pleased to announce that my newest book, Callie Awakens, is now available on Amazon along with my Maelstrom series. I've started Book II in the Callie series and hope to complete that by December of 2021. I put a lot of thought into Callie before I started writing her and planned it from the outset as a long series if readers support that with sales. Reviews and sales are closely tied. If you enjoy reading Callie Awakens, please leave a written review on Amazon. If you would like to be notified when Callie (Book II) is complete and available, subscribe to my email list at the bottom of this page.
About the Author
Rip grew up on the water in Marion, Massachusetts and spent his summers sailing and boating in Buzzards Bay, The Elizabeth Islands, Cape Cod and Nantucket. Later in life he became a licensed Captain, operated the Cuttyhunk ferry, drove 100' high speed crew-boats in the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico, ran large charter catamarans out of Key West for 6 years and a ferry in Boston Harbor. He has also raced in the Marion to Bermuda race several times, made over 20 offshore passages between New England, Bermuda and the Caribbean, cruised the Mediterranean and parts of the South Pacific and spent a year living on a classic wooden sloop in Antigua. He draws on this extensive experience for both inspiration and vivid realism in both the Maelstrom and Callie series.
Converse currently lives in Sarasota, FL with his wife Louise and their two black labs Emma and Asher.
In addition to his writing and boat deliveries he also makes exquisite, custom, sculpted, rocking chairs out of figured hardwoods that sell for $5,000 - $30,000. Forbes FYI magazine said, "The end result is a named, numbered and signed work of very comfortable art." www.parkerconverse.com