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If you’re looking for good book ideas that take your mind on an island hopping adventure though the Caribbean, then you’ll love author, John H. Cunningham.

We interviewed John, diving deep into his famous Buck Reilly book series and how he brings the Caribbean to life through the eyes of this every-man character. The conversation drifted from rum, to real island characters, writing inspiration, and his latest book, The Last Raft.

I invite you to watch our interview on YouTube or listen to it via our Caribbean Castaways podcast. Both can be found below. I think you’ll find the conversation fun, interesting, and it will have you not only dreaming about escaping to the Caribbean, but also into the pages of these great books.

John H. Cunningham Interview

Podcast Interview:

Here are links to order John H. Cunningham’s books:

About John H. Cunningham

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John H. Cunningham is the author of the best-selling, seven book, Buck Reilly Adventure Series, which includes Red Right ReturnGreen to GoCrystal BlueSecond Chance GoldMaroon RisingFree Fall to Black, Silver Goodbye, and White Knight. He has recently published a stand along book call The Last Raft.

Through the years, John has been a bouncer at a Key West nightclub, a diver, pilot, magazine editor, commercial developer, song writer and global traveler. He has either lived in or visited the many island locations that populate the series, and has experienced or witnessed enough craziness and wild times to keep the Buck Reilly series flowing. John mixes fact with fiction and often includes real people in his novels, like Jimmy Buffett, Chris Blackwell, Matt Hoggatt, Thom Shepherd, Dave McKenney, Keith Sykes, Marius Stakelborough, Bruno Magras and Bankie Banx to augment the reader’s experience.

Adhering to the old maxim, “write what you know,” John’s books have an authenticity and immediacy that have earned a loyal following and strong reviews. Buck Reilly is a reflection of us all, including our frailties, strengths, dreams, fears, successes, failures, mistakes and occasional victories. No government agency, team of soldiers, unlimited cash, or secret agents are coming to Buck’s rescue, because, well they’re not coming to rescue us either, are they?

John lives in Virginia and Key West, and spends much of his time traveling. His choices for the places and plots that populate the Buck Reilly series include many subjects that he loves: Key West, Cuba, Jamaica, and multiple Caribbean settings, along with amphibious aircraft, colorful characters, and stories that concern themselves with the same tensions and issues that affect all of our lives.

If you’d like to learn more about John, you can visit his website here and buy his books from the Amazon links above.

I hope you enjoyed the interview, I know you’ll enjoy the books!

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Cheers and never stop exploring,

Ryan – RumShopRyan

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