FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dive Headfirst into the Inner Circle of the
1990 Gloucester Seafood Industry
An historical fiction based on actual events hinging on interviews with fishermen,
seafood processors, and restauranteurs.
Topsfield, MA, June 5, 2018 – From the treachery of the sea, to the deception at the docks, to the struggle to convince the state to help tackle the mounting mound of fish offal piling up at the defunct waste-reduction plant, Bay State Skye reveals the challenges faced by those who make their living by going down to the sea.
When lobster fishermen Jimmy and Murph Sweeney happen upon an abandoned fishing boat that was illegally dragging within state limits, it ignites the tension that has been smoldering between lobstermen and fishermen for years. As the Bay State Skye’s cargo is off-loaded, it sets a series of adverse events in motion for all who share the misfortune of coming into possession of its catch.
Bay State Skye is the fifth book by award-winning author, Janice S. C. Petrie. Her family has been involved in the Gloucester and Boston seafood trade for two generations. Petrie’s interest in the industry was piqued after spending several years working as assistant plant manager in her family’s Gloucester seafood processing business, which led to her inclination to tell this story. Petrie’s other books include an historical non-fiction entitled Perfection to a Fault: A Small Murder in Ossipee, New Hampshire, 1916, and three illustrated children’s books entitled, The Bumpy, Lumpy Horseshoe Crab, Did You Make the Hole in the Shell in the Sea?, and Something’s Tugging on My Claw!
“This book inspired me to go down to Gloucester . . . It was fun imagining the characters going about their lives there as we drove around.”—Liz Pease, copy editor.
“. . . evidence of the quietly engrossing nature of this work (Bay State Skye); the mystery lures readers in, and the suspense throughout effectively holds their interest . . .”—Kirsten, copy editor.
Bay State Skye is due to release on Friday, June 22nd. To mark the occasion, Petrie will be signing books on June 22ndand 23rd at Steve Connolly Seafood Company, 431 Main Street in Gloucester during normal retail store hours. All of Petrie’s books will be on sale for only $10 each (that’s 33% off list price!) to celebrate her new book’s release. Please stop by and say hello! Bay State Skye is also available at Amazon.com, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Nook, and from your favorite bookstore.
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