Author Randy Wayne White

Randy Wayne White and Salt River book cover



New York Times bestselling author (and Southwest Florida favorite) Randy Wayne White will appear at  Copperfish Books on Sunday, February 16 at 12 noon. He will speak and sign copies of his forthcoming novel Salt River, which is #26 in his Doc Ford series. The book will be published in hardcover on February 11 and available for pick up before the event. If you will not be able to attend and would like an autographed copy, please let us know when you place your order.


At the start of the event, Mr. White will give a talk for approximately 20 minutes and then take audience questions. Afterwards, he will sign books.

Purchase a copy of Salt River from Copperfish Books (either by pre-ordering or after the book is published) to receive a ticket that grants you priority in the signing line. You may purchase Salt River in our store, by phone (941-205-2560), or on our website here. No discounts or coupons may be applied.

The first 40 people who pre-ordered a book will be guaranteed a seat to hear Mr. White speak (one person per ticket per seat). Starting with ticket #41, a limited number of ticket holders will be admitted for standing room only during Mr. White's talk. Also starting with ticket #41, couples may share a ticket. [Tickets 1-40 have been sold, BUT AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF SIGNING LINE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. ]

You will receive your event ticket when you pick up your copy of Salt River.


  • Please form a line outside our front door on Marion Avenue door and line up according to your ticket number.
  • The door will open shortly before noon. Again, we do not expect that everyone will be able to be inside the store to hear Mr. White talk, but everyone WILL be able to meet him and have their book signed.
  • Please be prepared to wait in line. We will do our best to move people through quickly, but we do expect a large number of Mr. White's fans to attend.
  • People without tickets will be able to meet Mr. White and get their books signed AFTER all ticket holders.
  • Copies of Salt River will be available for sale on the day of the event.

Randy Wayne White has more than 50 books to his credit, including crime fiction, adventure tales, cookbooks, and travel accounts.  He is best known for his Doc Ford series as well as the Florida Book Award-winning Hannah Smith series.  He has also had four collections of his columns for Outside magazine and elsewhere published.  In March 2020, Fins, White’s first middle grade novel and the first installment in the Sharks Incorporated series will be published.

He lives on Sanibel Island, Florida, where he was a light-tackle fishing guide for many years, and spends much of his free time windsurfing, playing baseball, and hanging out at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille. He also has a home on nearby Pine Island that was built on a Calusa Indian shell mound and has been featured on NPR and in the Wall Street Journal, where White discussed his passion for maintaining this historic property and land, especially after a devastating hurricane.

Event address: 
103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Salt River (A Doc Ford Novel #26) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735212725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - February 11th, 2020

The sins of the past come back to haunt Doc Ford and his old friend Tomlinson in this thrilling new novel from New York Times-bestselling author Randy Wayne White.