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Has this been published? And it is totally fine if the answer is no. If yes, what publisher and what publication date? Alligator Alley was published by Publisher Page, an imprint of Headline Books in 2013.
I started writing this novel when I was 17 years old, but could never get past the first couple of chapters. Essentially, I could never figure out what the book was about. As I hit my 50's, the story began to mesh with my values of the time. That is when the words started flowing
along Alligator Alley into the depths of the Everglades. Searching for childhood memories of his great uncle—a man who left his family behind to live on a Seminole Indian reservation—James discovers his small town definition of success may all be a ruse. When given the chance to make a real
change, James Conrad must make the hardest decision of his life. Alligator Alley is the story of one man's struggle with his own destiny, but it could be the story of anyone facing change in his or her life.
At the time, I was going through a difficult stage in my life where I was trying to figure out my middle-aged lot in life. The entire book is a reflection of that struggle, but this one stands out to me.