Jonesboro, Arkansas – An adventurous teen goes all the way from Arkansas to the Caribbean to find himself in a thrilling adventure amid the mysterious Bermuda triangle. What happens next is an epic tale of excitement, adventure, thrill, and emotion that has been portrayed beautifully in a new coming-of-age adventure book based on true events. Titled “Starboard Eight”, the book has already received rave reviews and a stellar 4.5 rating on 5 stars.
“Starboard Eight” is written by Brian Casey, an entrepreneur, actor, author, and a doting granddad. The book is based on the real-life adventures and experiences of the author himself.
Set in 1976, “Starboard Eight” brings to life a mighty tale of adventure of a bygone era that is filled with thrill, pacey twists and turns, life lessons, and the ethos of loving the family. The book revolves around Jesse, a troubled teenager whose parents have sent him away to Blue Water School to protect him from self-annihilation and teach him discipline. The Blue Water School is driven by the mission to divert troubled teenagers from wrong life choices and guide them towards a positive direction. The Blue Water School is not just about regular classroom teaching. The students here also have to serve as crew on the tall ships in the Caribbean. The new setting comes bearing demanding personal, academic, and physical challenges for Jesse and he finds it hard to cope. However, he rises to the challenge.
The plot takes a new turn when Starboard Eight, the berth on the tall ship Lacrosse where Jesse and his fellow schoolmates are living, forays into an iconic Atlantic hurricane. It was a scary turn no doubt, but Jesse and his friends know that there are more challenges and adventures awaiting for them in the form of, pirate’s treasure, St. Elmo’s Fire, and much, much more. The voyage is also the one where Jesse gets to experience his first real romance.
“I am thrilled to receive such an amazing response from my readers. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you who have loved my book and have written such kind words about it. ‘Starboard Eight’ is a coming-of-age adventure story based on true events that explore a wide range of topics ranging from integrity, devotion, courage, patriotism, loss, love, despair, redemption, and family relationships. I believe every reader who will read the book will be able to relate to it in some way or the other”, stated Mr. Casey.
The book has received a long line of great reviews from readers –
“I started this book and couldn’t put it down. The description of the farm and airplanes were so exciting. But when Jesse arrived on the ships it took it to another level. The ending answered all my questions. Great book!!”
“I loved the book. 1976 seems a million years ago, but this touched my heart. The “boys” in eight were such a team and became a family unit. It will be an adventure they will never forget.”
About the author:
Born in North East Arkansas, Brian Casey grew up on a 3000-acre rice farm. In his senior year, he attended Flint School aboard two gaff rigged schooners, Te Vega And Te Quest, in the Caribbean. He graduated from British Overseas Territories (Bermuda). After graduation, Brian crewed on Te Vega, in the Tall Ships Race from Bermuda to New Port Rhode Island and attended America’s Bicentennial Celebration Parade of Sail in New York City, on July 4th, 1976.
Brian has also attended The American Academy of Dramatic Art in Pasadena California 1980-1981. He is a member of Screen Actors Guild and has been featured in a few major productions- “The Firm”, and “The Blue and The Gray”.
Brian is a former entrepreneur who spearheaded a crop-dusting company, Casey Flying Service, for over 2 decades. As of now, he lives in Jonesboro Arkansas and is the proud grandfather of two grandsons.
For more information and to purchase the book, please visit Amazon.
Company Name: Starboard Eight
Contact Person: Brian Casey
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Address:1307 Lafayette LN
State: Arkansas 72404
Country: United States