Thursday 3 October 2013

Pelican Bay's Captain Shelby comes for a visit...

Happy Friday friends! Today I have a special guest on the blog. Captain Shelby from Jesse Giles Christiansen's new novel PELCAN BAY...

                                          Hello me land folk, what are ye at there?

Never thought I’d be writin’ one of these here blog thingies. Me author fixed me words so ye can understand ‘em.

Never could find any justice from the land, and gave up years ago bein’ after that. But been talkin’ with me author and noticed that somethin’s been happenin’. Can’t say me understands it much. But ye land folk been buyin’ Pelican Bay like it be the last squid bait on the pier durin’ a swarm a blue fish.

At first methought ‘twas a net full of land nonsense, and told me author so. But lately been thinkin’ bout all this, and the tide has changed fer me. Methinks now that if enough of these books sell, might be able to put out a prekwell and explain me story to all of ye. If that would happen, I could get the land justice that I never had when I lived in Pelican Bay. I could be in peace, finally, to fetch me fiskr from the deep with a clear mind.

And that ‘twas all I was ever after.
So buy this here book. It be ready in yeebook and pehperback and be as easy as nettin’ a frenzy a bait fish atop the sea.

May the sea be with ye, me scopies and duckies. Farewell fer now.

Captin Shelbee 

Some things are better left alone…

After Ethan Hodges discovers an undersea cemetery just off the beach of Pelican Bay, South Carolina, he seeks answers from a grandfatherly fisherman named Captain Shelby. The captain wants the past to remain buried, and he warns Ethan to stay away. But Ethan doesn't listen.

Ethan's best friend and secret love interest, Morgan Olinsworth, joins in the investigation, unearthing intriguing secrets about the mysterious fisherman. When Captain Shelby is suspected of murder and disappears, a manhunt ensues, revealing a truth that unnerves everyone in Pelican Bay.


“With beautiful prose and a fresh voice, Jesse Giles Christiansen’s PELICAN BAY, is a wonderfully written sea-side page turner. Take heed, Christiansen has got serious writing chops.” —Jeff Bennington, bestselling author of The Secret Tree

“PELICAN BAY is a story full of suspense and intrigue that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading the last word. While the dialogue is distinct, it is the prose that is volatile and sublime in equal measure.” —Jacinta Rao,

Jesse Giles Christiansen is an American author who writes compelling literary fiction that
weaves the real with the surreal. He attended Florida State University where he received his B.A. in English literature. He wrote his first novel, "About: Journey Into The Mystic" after spending a summer in Alaska working on fishing boats. His newest novel, "Pelican Bay," focuses on a very old fisherman, Captain Shelby, and the mysterious happenings linked to him surrounding a nosy, sea-battered beach town (release date: July 20th, 2013, Imajin Books). One of his literary goals is to write at least fifty novels, and he reminds himself always of something that Ray Bradbury once said: "You fail only if you stop writing."


  1. I still love this book, and whenever I see an old fisherman here on the east coast of Irelan, I wonders if he might be Captain Nereus Shelby in disguise!

  2. I've just started it, but I am enjoying what I've read so far. :)

  3. I value your reader support very much. Kat, thanks for the splendid hosting!

  4. Anytime, Jess. Thank YOU for lending out Captain Shelby... :) :)