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Put-in-Bay Author Bob
Adamov Releases Rainbow’s End
20th Anniversary Edition
– Celebrates 20 Years of Writing 17 Novels by releasing 3 Novels in 2022
– Dedicated to Jeff and Kendra Koehler
– Named Best Lake Erie Author
Award-winning, island author Bob Adamov celebrates his 20th year of writing Put-in-Bay-based, mystery adventure novels with the release of a rewritten edition of his first novel, Rainbow’s End, which will be out in early October. He released White Spider Night on July 1st and Sunset Blues on April 1st.
“It’s hard to believe that my first book was launched 20 years ago on October 19, 2002 at the Winter Bar in the Park Hotel. I remember wondering if anyone would attend and was absolutely overwhelmed by how many came in to purchase a copy. Then, I wondered if they would like it. A few days later, I called Lynne James, who managed the Park Hotel at that time, and asked her if she had a chance to read it. She surprised me by saying that she had flown through the book and loved it. I breathed a big sigh of relief,” Adamov recalled.
“My childhood dream was to write one book, not 17! I’m supposed to be taking a break now, but started outlining #18. It’s because of you and your support and encouragement that I continue to write. So many of you have become friends and that was an unexpected benefit to this writing adventure. I graciously thank you all for helping make my childhood dream a reality.”
The Story in Brief
A Confederate raiding party from Canada commandeers a Lake Erie ferry boat in Put-in-Bay and plans to free 2,000 Confederate prisoners on nearby Johnson Island while a spy schemes to destroy Lake Erie’s sole Union gunboat in Sandusky Bay. The raid is complicated by a seedy French-Canadian, a mysterious trunk and a body found on Rattlesnake Island where rainbows end.
One hundred forty plus years later, Emerson Moore, a Washington Post-investigative reporter struggling with the tragic death of his wife and son, returns to visit his aunt in Put-in-Bay where he incurs the animosity of a wealthy shipping magnate who lives in a ship’s bow on South Bass Island’s west side.
Moore meets an Ohio State University professor who is studying the island’s caves and encounters a number of challenges when he falls in love with the professor’s married daughter with whom he shares a haunting memory from his boyhood island days and solves the mystery of the missing trunk.
Rainbow’s End Dedicated to Jeff and Kendra Koehler
In September 2002, Adamov visited Put-in-Bay and was introduced to Jeff and Kendra Koehler. They spent an hour on his front porch overlooking the bay as Adamov told him about his new book, Rainbow’s End and plans to launch it on October 19th. Jeff asked for a press release and indicated that he would run a story in the October Gazette so that the locals could attend. Since then, Jeff and Kendra have been two huge supporters of Adamov’s writing adventure – and wonderful friends. In recognition of their kindness, the 20th anniversary edition is dedicated to them.
Best Lake Erie Author
Lake Erie Living magazine’s Best of Lake Erie issue included Adamov as Best Lake Erie Author.
Adamov also acknowledges the support he received when he first started from Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Judy and Bob Bransome, Maggie Beckford, The Markets, Tim Niese, Anita and Mike McCann, Pauline Garsteck, Susie Cooper, Melinda Myers, Jill Rosenwald Crandall, Carol Rosenwald, Susan Latham, Joy and Dane Urge, Celeste Mycoskie, Richard Warren, Ty Winchester, Karen Burris, Susan Seaberg, Kelly Mohn, Marv and Eric Booker, and Jeff Reutter.
Several who have left us also supported Adamov. They include Teri Winchester, Kevin Novak, Tom Ohlemacher, Denny Naylon and Sully Sullivan.
At this time, autographed copies of the 20th anniversary edition of Rainbow’s End are only available at www.packardislandpublishing.com with free shipping.
For more information or to have Adamov speak at your event, visit: www.BobAdamov.com or call: 330-289-7616. Follow Adamov on Facebook.
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