Capt. Charley Bartholomay

Join us on Thursday, July 25 at 6 pm to hear Capt. Charley Bartholomay talk about his two novels, The Blue and Water Wars. Both books are contemporary sea thrillers. After his talk, Capt. Charley will be pleased to sign copies of his books.

To RSVP, call (941) 205-2560 or email

The Blue is a story of murder and intrigue in the world of blue water big game fishing. The reader is taken to various Caribbean locales of high stakes Marlin tournaments set in the tropical south Atlantic and Cuba. Twists and turns and the unpredictable forces of the sea and its creatures will provide nonstop action with unexpected outcomes.

Water Wars is a story of an unresolved piracy off the shores of Cuba and an evil plot only partially achieved. It is a perspective of how politicians, landowners and developers have relied on greed and backdoor politics to amass incredible power and wealth at the expense of its citizens.

Capt. Charley Bartholomay, a former syndicated outdoor columnist for Scripps-Howard Publications, brings his considerable authority of forty plus years as a professional tournament fishing captain to his  compelling sea stories, blending big game fishing and island life with corporate intrigue.

Capt. Charley has lived in the Stuart, Florida, for over 40 years and conducted charters for clients in the waters off  Stuart, the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, Cape Hatteras and the Bay Islands of Honduras.

Event address: 
103 W. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
The Blue Cover Image
ISBN: 9780533136650
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Water Captain - April 15th, 2019

Computer icon, Frank Whitman, CEO of Whitman Technologies, is a man grown accustomed to winning.He has become obsessed with capturing big fish, and views the world of big game fishing as merely another arena of competition for the rich and famous.

Water Wars Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692191149
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Water Captain - April 17th, 2019

Capt. Charley's second novel examines life at sea through the eyes of his crew Capt. Louis Gladding and his cockpit ace, Crafty. With his nearly fifty years as a professional tournament and charter fishing mate and captain, the author will take the reader throught the intrigue of an unfinished piracy at sea.