Blacktip Island Author Wins Literary Award

Finalist, American Book Fest 2020 Best Book Awards

Blacktip Island author Tim W. Jackson this week was named an award finalist in the American Book Fest’s 2020 Best Book Awards for his latest humor novel, The Secret of Rosalita Flats.

“It’s an honor to have my novel selected as one of the top books of the year,” Jackson said. “Looking at the other finalists, Rosalita Flats is in great company. It’s been getting great reviews, but I’m happy to receive this kind of recognition, too.”

Island residents were appreciative of the award.

“I think it’s great, him writing so much, and being publicly rewarded for it,” divemaster Alison Diesel said. “Anything that keeps him busy, off the streets and out of the bars is a plus!”

Others were less unimpressed.

“Don’t see the point of him getting an award for writing all those lies about us,” handyman Antonio Fletcher said. “It just encourages him to tell more. Dermott Bottoms is out hunting him down right now, gonna smack some respect into him after he called Dermott a mersquatch.”

The Secret of Rosalita Flats, the second Blacktip Island novel, is available on Amazon: ; Apple Books: ; Smashwords: ; and Jackson’s website:

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