Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First of the Month Book Giveaway: Comment to Win Key West Story by Hemingway Award Winning Author Rick Skwiot

For those who may be viewing Coffee with David for the first time: On the first of every month, I will post a contest to win a book.  I read multiple genres and the books you can win will reflect an eclectic taste.  I will offer books of various genres and from writers who are debut authors and from those who are well known.

This month, I am honored to present KEY WEST STORY, by Hemingway Award wining author Rick Skwiot:

"A Beach-Noir . . .  Hemingway reincarnate, Havana and hurricanes enliven this romantic island tale of love and redemption. In modern-day booze-soaked Key West, former best-selling author Con Martens finds himself down, out and in the bottom of a bottle. Stalked by a jealous lover and a propensity for trouble, Con needs an intervention. And intervention he gets in the form of the young Ernest Hemingway, an angel emissary sent from Writer's Heaven to help Con get back on track as a writer and a man. Blending past and present, the two young renegades forge a friendship as Con quests to recover his talent and integrity and find for himself a home. In Key West Story, we glimpse Key West life from the mangroves to the mansions, and a dark Havana, while spending quality time with Hemingway in his prime, hearing his timeless take on life, love and literature."

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On February 4th, I will post a Coffee with David interview with Rick.

How do you win a free signed copy of this novel?  To enter the contest, simply leave a comment or question on the Coffee with David blog between now (February 1st) and midnight February 29, 2012. Please include your email so I can reach you if you win. The more comments you leave, the greater your chance of winning the contest. If you refer others to Coffee with David who mention your name in their comments, I'll enter your name again in our random number generator along with theirs, also increasing your chances at winning! The winner will be chosen after midnight on Wednesday February 29, and the announcement made on Thursday, March 1st, when I will post the next contest. Good luck and comment often.

Next week, I will bring the next segment in the series "Writing the Fight Scene" blogs. Emails I have received asking questions have led to future blog posts.  So, keep the comments or emails coming and I will either answer you by email and/or make the question and answer a blog entry in this series.

Thank you for reading and please visit and Fiction is the world where the philosopher is the most free in our society to explore the human condition as he chooses.


  1. Key West Story sounds intriguing. A young Hemingway in Key West definitely appeals to me. Email is Kathy502@aol.dom

  2. Sounds like a great read. I love all things Havana and Key West.Was that the Lorian Hemmingway contest the author won?

    JK Dark