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Old 12-27-2006, 02:39 AM
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The National Fisherman calls it "Electrifying" ...The F/V Blacksheep... by Mark S. Williams

Never mind that I took the photo on the cover,It's got to be one of the best reads I've ever read.

http://www.parlezmoipress.com/Sheep1.htm

Below is a pic of the "F/V Black Sheep"

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Old 12-27-2006, 10:36 AM
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Looks like a interesting read. I almost ordered it, but something seemed strange about the site. I'm scared to death using a credit card on line and when a message stated that information was both secure and unsecured I kind of got spooked. The site lead me to believe that I was purchasing from the publisher, then it states that payment go to the author. Just seemed wrong to me for some reason, not trying to bust chops here.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:10 PM
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Hi, nanjemoycat, I am the webmaster for F/V Black Sheep and I wanted to let you know that Silver Perch Press maintains the web site for Mark Williams (the author) but he has an agreement with the publisher that he willfulfill orders himself so that they can be custom autographed. Payments go to him and he buys the books he sends out from the publisher at their agreed-upon rate. The PayPal gateway is completely secure. However, if you have reservations about using it, you can also make a purchase from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The links are on the order page: http://www.parlezmoipress.com/Mark/order.htm

You can read the complete review from National Fisherman at: http://www.parlezmoipress.com/Mark/media-NF.htm

Thank you for your interest. And, Jay, thank you for being such a great supporter of this book.
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Old 12-28-2006, 10:05 PM
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KathleenV - 12/27/2006 3:10 PM Thank you for your interest. And, Jay, thank you for being such a great supporter of this book.
It's easy to pass on info about a book that many in the THT gang would findinteresting and entertaining.

I'm sure many here would find things in the book that would stir up memories oftheir own salty exploits!
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:22 PM
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Looks like a winner! Will order this weekend. I noticed the Publisher stated the Author signs the books before delivery. Is that correct?

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:18 PM
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Hi Navy,

Silver Perch Press is a small local press and they have a deal with Mark so that he can custom sign books that are ordered through his web site (if you order through Amazon or B&N he cannot sign them). If you want a custom signature you can email Mark at msblacksheep@adelphia.net. He will be happy to sign it according to your instructions.

There is a new cover coming soon which contains the quotes from National Fisherman and other reviewers. Those books should be ready to ship by the end of next week.

Thanks for your interest.
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Thank You Kathleen

Will order through Mark's website next week

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Navy Ret. - 12/30/2006 12:09 AM Thank You Kathleen Will order through Mark's website next week Navy
Navy: Tell us how you like it!

There is a chapter in there about the Navy coming to his rescue that I thought was gripping and funny!
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:03 PM
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You mentioned before that you liked that chapter, Jay. It wasn't my favorite but it's one of those "guy humor" things that I just don't get --- like the Three Stooges. However, he has a wonderful chapter called "The Old Soldier" about his encounter with a WWII vet that I think is incredible and I'm betting Navy will especially like that one.

I think his funniest chapter is the one about the guy in Maine who has to go to jail for playing a practical joke on a clam warden. My very favorite chapter in the whole book is "A Garand Afternoon" about a showdown with a crazy lobsterman who was cutting his trawl lines.

Of course, all the dolphin lovers are crazy about the last chapter. I was at a Christmas party with a woman who read the book and she was just in LOVE with the dolphin story and was telling everyone about it.

There really is something for everyone (as long as you don't mind 4-letter words!) ;o)
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Old 01-02-2007, 05:20 PM
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Kathleen...A guy thing ! I guess you might be right,I really enjoyed his story of shooting the rats at Empire Fish and the run in with the "Mob"!

And guess what I got for X-Mas......Yup a complete set of Three Stooges on DVD!
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:53 AM
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I got the book in the early fall, and read it in just over a day- it was windy, we didn't fish, and I had a lot of time

It is one of the top books I'd recommend about fishing in the north east. If you liked that, check out "Finest Kind" by Kim Bartlett, "The Doryman's Reflections" by Paul Molyneaux, and "Working the Sea" by Wendell Seavey. also, "A Doryman's Day" by Capt. R. Barry Fisher is excellent.
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:12 PM
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That is wonderful to hear, Pete. I'm so glad you like it.

The book is selling well thanks to people like the ones on this forum!!!!
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:38 PM
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I'm not the photographer that Jay is but I took these two photosof Mark on his boat today. I thought people might like seeing them:







While we were there a coupleofvisitors came by:

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I bet it was cold!

Hey,speaking of Mark.... I wonder what the story is about this pic???? I took it this past summer,Coast Guard escort? Too late for the book...Could he be working on a sequel?

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Old 01-14-2007, 01:28 AM
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I heard thru the "grapevine" that Hollywood is interested in the book!

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Old 01-14-2007, 01:04 PM
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It's pretty exciting although there really isn'tmuch to say yet. Friday afternoon Mark and I were out on Eden Roadtrying to get a few publicity shots to go out with a press release andwhen he got home there was a call from California. The guy is a formerscreenwriter who has written for the Sopranos and E/R and now owns aproduction company. He got the book in the mail from his mother whobought it when she was visiting here. He said he LOVED the book andthinks there will be big interest from Hollywood. He and Mark talked foran hour and he asked Mark to promise to give him the first chance at anoption.

Basically, what that means is he doesn't have the money torisk at the moment but if interest starts getting stirred up, he can getit. So, for the moment, we're still trying to push the book but it is avery exciting development.

I intended to email you about it today--- I've been bouncing off the walls and Mark is just about inarticulate.I posted about it on my blog: www.KathleenValentine.com

By theway, in the photo with the Coast Guard, David, the guy who lobsters fromthe boat now, had some engine problems. He radioed the CG and they towedhim in.



Once again, thanks to the people here who have ordered the book. And thank you, Jay, for being such a great supporter!
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pete1977, I quoted you in the Press Release I sent out today. I also talked about this board. It went to over a hundred addresses.
http://www.parlezmoipress.com/Mark/media-PR.htm (I don't know how to make it a link!)
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Oh. I guess I do!
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Old 01-20-2007, 08:57 PM
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no problem kathleen

my dad turned me onto the book a while ago and I ordered it from amazon.com if i remember right. I've lived in gloucester for about five years steady, and on and off for summers since 1990. growing up and working summers on party boats, we tied up at the fish auction, formerly star fisheries. I used to like hearing the stories from the old timers, and the guys that worked in the heyday of fishing.I have a wide collection of books about fishing, but there's nothing like hearing the story right from the guys who were there.

shortly before I got the book, I had a little near death experience of my own. it wasn't while lobstering, although for some reason there's been three or four of those in the past couple of months! I made a swim for my little boat across jones creek and almost didn't make it. I know that last burst of strength to keep your head above water, and the relief when your fingertips find the gunwhale and close around it.

when they film this baby, keep me in mind for mark at thirty my shot at acting with the perfect storm didn't pan out. too many captain and cokes before the audition.

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Old 03-31-2007, 09:13 PM
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Latest news....It may or may not happen but HBO is showing interest in making this book a mini-series! The author Mask S. Williams is heading to Hollywood next month to talk to HBO and others about this possability. Not bad for a lobsterman turned author!

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