by David Mather
Thursday, January 19, 2017
David Mather grew up in Sarasota, Florida, where he attended the Out-of-Door School (now Academy) on Siesta Key, before going away to Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and Bowdoin College in Maine. Following college, he served with the Peace Corps in southern Chile. His two years with the Peace Corps along with two subsequent trips to Chile provided the background for his first novel One For The Road and its sequel When the Whistling Stopped.
After the Peace Corps, he built a homestead a mile off grid in the woods of Lyme, New Hampshire, before starting and running a successful specialty wood company for over thirty years. Fifteen years ago he began visiting Horseshoe Beach in the Big Bend Area of Florida, becoming a resident in 2006. It is this area that inspired Crescent Beach.
David has a long-standing connection to Boca Grande. His grandfather, before moving to Casey Key, frequently came down from Lake Forest, Illinois, to fish for tarpon. His father did the same from Sarasota and David remembers when taking the ferry over was the only option.
A reception and book signing will follow. Everyone is welcome to attend this free event.