A festive book launch party, open to the public, is planned at Papa J’s to celebrate the release of The Arimathean, on October 27th at 5 p.m. Vernon will be signing books all evening. There will also be some fun giveaways and prizes.

By Fran Riley | Oct 11, 2012
Photo by: Ekco Baker Author Vernon Baker, Evora, Portugal

Papa J's Restaurant, 191 Searsport Ave, Rt. 1, Belfastm ME 04915 — Vernon Baker, the Author of Slow Boat to Purgatory and the soon to be released, The Arimathean, lives and writes on the shores of Penobscot Bay in Belfast Maine.  For the last few years he and his family have spent the winters in the panhandle of Florida and it was there, three years ago, while writing what eventually became Slow Boat to Purgatory, that he decided to become a published author.  Taking advantage of the changing landscape of publishing he decided in 2011 to independently publish his first novel.

Slow Boat to Purgatory went on to become an Amazon.com bestseller both in the U.S. and the U.K. with over  10,000 copies in the hands of readers.

His latest project is The Arimathean, the sequel to Slow Boat to Purgatory. It is due to be released in the second half of October and will be available in print and e-book.

Vernon relies on his lifelong love of history and travel for much of his inspiration. The Slow Boat to Purgatory series reflects this with its forays into history, myth and legend, traveling across centuries and continents at a pace which keeps the pages turning. Described as a cross between Anne Rice and Dan Brown the series delves into the paranormal while exploring such themes as honor, salvation, good and evil and the immortality of the soul.

When not writing Vernon can be found actively running The Moorings RV Resort and wearing his chef’s hat at their restaurant Papa J’s and the Lobster Bar in Belfast.

A festive book launch party, open to the public, is planned at Papa J’s to celebrate the release of The Arimathean, on October 27th at 5 p.m. Both books will be available for purchase and Vernon will be signing books all evening. There will also be some fun giveaways and prizes.

You can keep up with or contact Vernon at www.vernonjbaker.com, on twitter  @VernonJBaker or on Facebook.

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