January is upon us and the Inspired Mic returns to Leroy’s 19th Hole, the Country Club restaurant and bar for the Cypress Knoll Golf Course in Palm Coast. In the coming two weeks this site will display the presenters who will be on stage on January 20th. One of the beauties of Leroy’s 19th Hole is we have a capacity of nearly 100. In December, more than 60 people showed up for the event! We are excited about our growth and the community’s interest in local talent. Please check back each day for a little insight into our Inspired Mic Event presenters!
Jim Farrell, a native New Yorker now living in Palm Coast, has published a novel, Brooklyn Boy, about growing up in Brooklyn and Long Beach, NY, in the forties and fifties, and a short story collection, Kiss Me Kate, a collection of short tales set in a variety of locations and illustrating the depth of the human spirit, the importance of laughter, and the miracle of love. Bill Reynolds, one of the most popular columnists in Rhode Island, recently recommended Kiss Me Kate in his widely read Saturday column in the Providence Journal.
Jim has just completed his second novel, The Extraordinary Banana Tree, about the fall of Saigon. Like Brooklyn Boy it is semi-autobiographical, but fiction. The main character, Billy Dobson, is Manager of Flight Operations for Air America in Saigon. The author was also Manager of Flight Operations for Air America in Saigon. What a coincidence! The book is in the editing process now.
Jim has done local book signings at Le Cose Belle and at Change Jars Books. He will be participating at the F.R.E.S.H Book Festival 2015 in Daytona Beach on January 2nd and 3rd.
Jim is also an active member of the Florida Writers Association.