When Mr. Tringali created his own publishing company, it was only natural for him to put it in a town he loved
-- a town he called Calkins Harbor.
Why Calkins? Well, a lady by the name of Jane Calkins who lived
in 1822 was Mr. Tringali's biological great-great grandmother, and although they never met (few of us ever meet
a great-great grandparent), he built a character around her. You can read all about her and the wonderful characters
who inhabit Cap'n Kelly's Marina in Mr. Tringali's next book, Harbor of Refuge,
a novel about life and love, and what it really means to be a family.
If you'd like to know more
about Mr. Tringali's search for his birth family, you can read about it in "I Was That Baby." And if
you've ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a yacht club, you might want to read "Yachting Customs and
Courtesies," which has become "the bible" of club protocol.
In the meantime, if you have
some ideas about yachting etiquette, or about adoption, or about anything at all, just click this address to send him an e-mail
or call him direct at (561) 906-4642.