On Saturday, June 18, from 6 to 8pm, Reef Perkins, former combat veteran, smuggler, salvager and Admiral in the Conch Republic Navy, will debut his third book, “Deep Air” at Grand Vin, 1107 Duval Street, Key West.
“Deep Air” is billed as a work of fiction, but in a place like Key West and a mind like Perkins’, fiction’s roots do not draw entirely from pools of imagination. Published by Absolutely Amazing eBooks, “Deep Air” features hit men, insurance scammers, loansharking bookmakers, gems, beer and a leaky inflatable love doll. “Key West is a target-rich environment for writers,” said Perkins. I took a true story from my salvage days and with the help of a fruitful imagination concocted this Keys tale, best served with a cold drink, an umbrella and a beach chair.”
Copies of Perkins’ first two books, “Sex, Salvage & Secrets,” and “Screwed, Blu’d and Tatooed will also be available at the June 18 book debut and signing event. Wine specials will be presented by Kellee Bartley of Opici Wines. For more information contact: Roberta DePiero at 305-292-7963.