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Florida-based Author Joseph Dougherty Released an Exhilarating Story of His Life

The author will feature his book at the largest annual literary festival in Miami.

Ormond Beach, FL, USA – WEBWIRE

It was not easy getting there, but the best spots were never easy to find.

Readers will absolutely love Joseph Dougherty’s book Joe’s Adventures “Fun on the River”. Published by Westwood Books and illustrated by Shannah Lohman, Dougherty’s book narrates his childhood adventures with his best friend, Harold and cousin Susan.
The author’s book brings readers back to Florida’s east coast near Daytona Beach in the town of Ormond Beach in 1947. He fondly remembers how simple, beautiful and safe the beach was as the city he lived in adopted the slogan ‘Ormond Beach, Florida’s Safest Beach.’ Because he thinks that nobody had never been eaten by a shark there!
His book also describes how adventurous and heart-stopping childhood days were, too. One day while on their way for fishing, Joe and Harold walked a path where rattlesnakes abounded. Joe told his friend that they make enough noise so that the snakes would hear them and get out of the way. He also warned his buddy not to step over a log since the snakes like to sleep underneath it.
When they reached the riverbank, Harold’s dog named Brown jumped into the water to cool off. Joe cautioned his friend again to get his dog out of the water. He said that dogs and alligators are mortal enemies and the dog always loses in a fight, as the alligators thrived in the river.
More exciting and daring stories await readers as Joseph Dougherty features his book at the 2019 Miami International Book Fair. Adventurous minds are encouraged to join the author at this stellar gathering on November 17-24, 2019 at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. Don’t miss this happening! He’ll have some books available for signing.
Joe’s Adventures “Fun on the River” is now available in all bookstores across the country and at online shops like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, eBay, Walmart, and Waterstones. Get a copy today!
Joseph Dougherty also runs his own website and will post more updates about his work soon at
Joe’s Adventures “Fun on the River”
Author | Joseph J. Dougherty
Publisher | Westwood Books Publishing
Published Date | April 12, 2017
Genre | Biography & Autobiography
ISBN-978-1-64361-031-3 Paperback
ISBN-978-1-64361-032-0 eBook
Paperback Price | $8.95
 eBook $ 3.99
About the Author
Joseph J. Dougherty was born in Detroit in 1939. When Joe was seven years old, his mother, along with him and his brother, ran away to Florida from her abusive husband. Joe was an active member in the drama during high school and received the Best Actor Award from the University of Florida. He then ventured into scuba diving to discover Florida’s underwater caves and offshore reefs and proceeded to Cuba later on with a couple of his friends in diving. For two years Joe had attended college before he landed a career in the automotive industry. He left that job after some time and started an imported auto parts business. Along his journey he met and married Madalyn, sold his auto parts business, and worked as an Account Executive at Southern Bell Telephone Company for thirteen years. Joe became instrumental in opening the largest fireplace store and showroom in 63 counties for 30 years. He is now 81 years and retired in Ormond Beach, Florida.

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 Fun On The River
 Children’s Book
 Joseph J. Dougherty

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