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http://www.thecigarmaker.net
Mark Carlos McGinty is a descendant of Cuban cigar makers whose work has appeared in Cigar City Magazine and La Gaceta, the nation's only tri-lingual newspaper. He grew up on ropa vieja, Cuban sandwiches, café con leche, and fresh-squeezed OJ from his grandfather’s tree in West Tampa. His favorite cigar is the Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8.

Mark spent 7 years writing The Cigar Maker. Most of that time was spent researching the history of Cuba, Tampa, and the cigar industry during the period of 1850 - 1910. During that time he ate a lot of Cuban food and smoked way too many cigars.

Mark’s first novel Elvis and the Blue Moon Conspiracy (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2003) won an Eric Hoffer Book Award Honorable Mention for General Fiction. He graduated from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and got his Master’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati. Mark lives in Minneapolis with his wife and daughter.

Mark also reviews for books for independent authors on his blog, The Boogle. Head on over and see what his team is reviewing this week!

Mark welcomes your comments and feedback. Email him at mmcginty_32@yahoo.com
The Cigar Maker by Mark McGinty


message 2: by Sharond'ah (last edited Dec 21, 2010 07:46AM) (new)

Sharond'ah | 31 comments now that is a book Im putting on my list
like the plot


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