About the Author
Charles Farley lives in Huntsville, Alabama. He has worked as a teacher, librarian, and salesman. He has written for American Libraries, Library Hi-Tech, Library Journal, and Living Blues. His first book was a biography of blues great, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Soul of the Man, published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2011. His second book, entitled Secrets of San Blas and published by Pineapple Press in 2012, is his first novel. It is based on events surrounding an actual murder that occurred in the Spring of 1938 at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse near Port St. Joe, Florida. Its sequel, Secrets of St. Vincent, was published by Pineapple Press in 2013. The third and final book of the trilogy, Secrets of St. Joe, was also published by Pineapple Press in 2014. His latest book is entitled The Hotel Monte Sano and is published by The Ardent Writer Press. He was awarded First Place in the Fiction Category of the Alabama Writers' Conclave's 2012 Writing Competition and is a featured author at this year's Monte Sano Writers Conference, the Southern Authors Expo, the Alabama Book Festival, and the Rocket City Lit Fest.