A Fan Letter to Michael Reisig

Dear Mike,

I stumbled across your book, The Road to Key West, quite accidentally one day when I was surfing around on my Kindle looking for something else to read. My Kindle is full of all sorts of good stuff including 6 different translations of the Bible, a variety of daily inspirational books, The Call of the Wild, and other works of fiction, not to mention two blogs: Michelle Malkin and Pamela Geller.

The title interested me for years ago, my wife and I spent a delightful long weekend in a hotel on Duval Street where Arthur Miller used to live and write. We visited several of the usual tourist stops, ate great food, drank beer and listened to bands, and even bought a couple of books at the Hemingway House gift shop.

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Then when I logged onto Amazon.com and discovered that I could buy The Road to Key West, Kindle version, for $2.99, well, it goes without saying that I was hooked. I just finished the book and was absolutely delighted with the adventures of Kansas and Will and their group of weird acquaintances. It may have also helped when I read in the Amazon description that one of the heroes of the book was named Kansas, for the state of Kansas is my birthplace. And then when I read that you now live in the mountains of Arkansas that sucked me in completely.

For years, when I lived in northeastern Oklahoma, we rode our old ’83 1000cc Suzuki into the mountains of Arkansas to a small town where its one cafe served the greatest biscuits and gravy for breakfast and if you got there early enough on Saturday morning, you could get cinnamon rolls that were beyond your greatest dreams of what cinnamon rolls should taste like.

roadtokeywestTo say the least, I was delighted with The Road to Key West, and have purchased the Kindle versions of Back on the Road to Key West and Along the Road to Key West — also $2.99 each. And just as soon as I finish reading The Call of the Wild again, I’ll tackle those books. I’m also looking forward to reading your future columns in Eagle Rising. The only problem with your Eagle Rising columns is that they make too much sense for at least 51% of our voting public.

Michael Reisig, I am a true fan and hope that more of the readers of Eagle Rising will become your fans, for sure.


You can find Michael Reisig’s works for sale at Amazon.com. His two most recent releases are Back on the Road to Key West and Along the Road to Key West.


The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com

About the author

Harry Livermore

Harry Livermore spent a lifetime teaching English in high schools and junior colleges in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He now writes for and is editor of the Valdosta Magazine. Harry and his wife Janice live in Valdosta, GA. They are members of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Valdosta. Harry has two sons, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren who live in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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