Stephen Dougherty is a writer, storyteller, humorist, former diaper and copy machine salesman, CEO of four computer companies and a onetime fishmonger and restaurant impresario. He lives with his wife Carole and their cat in Northeast Florida. Recognized for his colorful short stories, he moves into the thriller genre with this crackling debut novel - FISH HOUSE, a must-read for fans of Carl Hiaasen, Randy Wayne White, John Sandford or Robert Fulghum, a mix of fast-paced action and memorable characters Fish House is a raucous, live-wire ride that is remarkably true to the authenticity of time and place.



Midwest Book Review

"Trying to piece one's family back together after neglecting it for so long can be quite the difficult task. "Fish House" follows corporate head Alex Cole as he tries to get out of the game and reconnect with his daughter before it's too late. Moving to a whole new town though throws him at a new dose of life's challenges in a small fishing town, and Alex finds himself diving into the culture headfirst. "Fish House" is a poignant and humorous delve into life, with much to think about - recommended."

Shelf Unbound

"Burned out, widowed, Alex Cole takes his daughter to live the lazy life in a Florida fish house. His emotional struggles are soon the least of his worries as his life erupts in conflict between fishermen, neighbors, City Hall, and a mob boss' missing luxury yacht. A surprise romantic alliance provides Alex a shot at redemption, and some Fish House justice."

Jacksonville Magazine 904

Fish House is recognized in the August issue of The Jacksonville Magazine's 904, on newsstands today. (August 1, 2012) The placement of the review is on page 10 of the magazine, in full color, and is chosen as one of the highlights of "Things to do, Places to go" in Jacksonville for August / September 2012 events calendar.



Saturday, August 18th 2012 from 10 AM to 2 PM

Stephen's schedule includes a book signing appearence at The San Marco Bookstrore

The San Marco Bookstore
Jacksonville's Best Books & Cards
1971 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207


Friday, August 24, 2012 Omni Hotel 6 PM to 10 PM

Stephen will appear at the 14th annual "Toast to the Animals" where he will be auctioned for "lunch or dinner with the author." All proceeds will help support JHS's mission of providing care, comfort and compassion to animals in need.

Omni Hotel
8464 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32216
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