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Publication Order of Caribbean Gold Books

The Treasure Of Tortuga (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure of Time (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treasure of Margarita (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Road To Key West Books

The Road to Key West (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Back On The Road To Key West (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Along The Road To Key West (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somewhere On The Road To Key West (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down The Road To Key West (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond The Road To Key West (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Far Road To Key West (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Road to Key West (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The True Tales Of The Road To Key West (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pirate's Road to Key West (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Road To Key West (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Key West - Caribbean Race (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gods, Guns, and Money On The Road To Key West (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gamblers Fools And Fate On The Road To Key West (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road To Roatan (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The New Madrid Run (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hawks of Kamalon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Man's Letters (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truthmaker (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Golden Persuader (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Remarkable Wisdoms And Bizarre Tales of Tennison Hawk (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Intrepid Arkansas Traveler (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fledgling Author's Handbook (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michael Reisig's Great Little Bathroom and Bedtime Book (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Michael Reisig is an action-adventure novelist that sometimes writes humor. While he is best known as a writer of novels, he did not start his writing career in the field. Before he became an author, he had been writing professionally for newspapers and magazines for more than fifteen years. Among his many accolades include newspaper publisher and editor, bestselling novelist, and award-winning columnist. Reisig wrote his debut novel “The New Madrid Run” in 1998 while he was still working in newspapers. However, it was not until the publishing of “The Road to Key West” in 2011 that he became prolific. Michael now has more than twenty novels in the “Road to Key West,” and “Caribbean Gold” alongside several single standing novels and an omnibus. His novels have been optioned for film and published in different territories across the world. He has also been featured in a variety of magazines such as “Southern Living” and “Writer’s Digest” in addition to several newspapers across the United States.

As for his origins, Michael Reisig was born in 1948 in Enid, Oklahoma. He was the first child of a military family and as a military brat, he grew up in Europe and then California before his father moved the family to Florida when he was a teen. It was in Florida that he went to high school and college in the Tampa Bay area before he relocated to the Florida Keys as a fresh college graduate. Looking to take advantage of the opportunities in the Keys, he set up a commercial diving enterprise and worked in it as a company pilot. This allowed him to travel widely across the southern hemisphere adventuring, treasure hunting, and diving. When he grew tired of the business, he became a journalist and chronicled many of his experiences in the columns he wrote for the paper. When he got promoted to publisher and editor, he found that opportunities to write were few and far between, even though he still had a desire to write. Michael currently lives in the Arkansas Mountains from where he writes his novels, hunts, fishes, and occasionally goes on an adventure on the Caribbean.

Reisig has said that he writes because he has to, given his many experiences. He has all manner of stories screaming to get out and he just cannot keep them inside. Still, while he has a very strong desire to write, writing was not something that he always had as it was not until he was a teenager that he considered writing a book. Nevertheless, he was always a teller of tales right from childhood. As a fourth-grader, his teacher had discovered that he had a talent for telling stories and performed a weekly ritual to nurture his talent. At the end of every week, he would be given twenty minutes to tell a story to the class. Just like today when most of his stories just flow from his experiences and those of others, he never had to plan his weekly storytelling sessions. Nonetheless, he still manages to tell compelling stores as he has lived a very compelling life from the flying, the diving, the foreign country living and the strange people he has had to interact with as a child and as an adult in the adventure and newspaper business. It is impossible to effectively unless one has been there. This is what gives Michael Reisig’s novels so much authenticity. He can vividly describe a vessel getting battered by a gale on a stormy night, the first experience with a Hammerhead peering out of the water on the reef that brings out a mixture of awe and fear or an airplane crashing, or dealing with an angry mob baying for blood.

Michael Reisig’s “The Road to Key West” is set in the 1970s and stars Will Bell and Kansas Stamps. The novel sets the stage for a run of misadventures involving the two characters. Right from the start, the novel showcases how life can take one on mysterious roads and how one road inescapably leads to another which can further complicate things. The innocent Will and Kansas are engaged in the half lucrative venture fishing commercial tropical fish. They have developed an advanced system of capturing the fish and then delivering it to the market and have made a little fortune doing it. But then they stumble upon a crew retrieving an ancient treasure that belonged to the Spanish Empire. The crew is full of all manner of weird characters from several drug smugglers, part-time pirates, a wacky soothsayer from Jamaica, Voodoo bokors, and heartless larcenists. With everyone jockeying for position, Will and Kansas join in the ruckus. They soon make friends with a Jamaican soothsayer and he promises to help them find the treasure for themselves. Their journey makes for a light-hearted romp through Cuba, the Bahamas, and the Florida Keys. What makes this even more interesting is the complication of a romance that Kansas and Will often get into.

Reisig’s “Back On The Road To Key West” is a story that promises another hilarious and rollicking adventure in the Caribbean that will have the reader laughing out loud. The lead characters Will Bell and Kansas Stamps are back and get into a series of bizarre situations that capture the true feel and flavor of the Caribbean and Key West of the 1980s. It involves a lost pirate treasure, an ancient map, a larcenous Bahamian scoundrel, and his crew of criminals, and a crazy and wild journey into the Caribbean and South America in search of an antediluvian device that is believed to have magical powers. On their adventure, they have to deal with hilarious though perilous encounters alongside zany friends and outlandish villains that will keep readers glued to their seats and laughing uproariously. Other characters include smugglers, head hunters, and gorgeous women that carry around venomous pet spiders. The mystical Jamaican Rufus also makes a comeback while another romance is in the offing as Will and Kansas struggle to keep or even find their soulmates.

Michael Reisig’s “Along The Road To Key West” is a humorous adventure full of mad villains, wacky pilots, bold women, quirky con men, and a magical gadget. The lives of our favorite adventurers Will Bell and Kansas Stamps will be turned on their heads when they find an ancient device in the ruins of an ancient civilization. Taken by the entertainment value and virtue of dispensing justice and truth via their magical device, they will soon learn that almost everyone is after what they have. Carrying the two through a series of wild adventures, Will and Kansas are forced to deal with political power brokers, divine hustlers, and con artists as they try to extract the truth from the lies. They do this while trying to stay ahead of vicious enemies who would kill to get what they have. Their quest takes them from the Key West to the Caribbean and back to the United States where they team up with a bunch of bizarre enemies and friends. These include a member of a spiritual sect that is a genius at problem-solving, a numinous Jamaican, a one-eyed whacked out pilot, a Cuban intelligence agent, and a madcap flimflamming sociopath.

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3 Responses to “Michael Reisig”

  1. Paula Devitt: 3 months ago

    Rob and I were talking about you and I decided to look you up! Hope life has been good to you!

  2. Janis Brown: 1 year ago

    I have read everything you have published and looking for more. Have you quit? I think I have the number right…. 21 books?? Hope you respond. Thanks for all the pleasure I have had from your adventures.

  3. Donna Blaker: 3 years ago

    I have read a few books in my time. Your Key West series was wonderful. Hated to get to the last one. Just good stuff to sink your teeth into. I bet you are a hoot Tobe around, never a dull moment. Thanks for writing such good stuff.
    Sincerely Donna


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