One year from today!

Concealed from search crews on a remote Pacific atoll, the lone survivor of a crashed jetliner is given an ultimatum to father a white baby as an offering to human traffickers, or be sacrificed to an inimical Volcano God poised for eruption. But injuries have rendered the man unable to produce the goods, forcing him to rally help from unlikely allies: a melancholy deity he suspects is imaginary, and a young beauty sure to be among the next children stolen.

Faith is the sole path to salvation for both the castaway and the inhabitants who distrust him for his skin color. DASH IN THE BLUE PACIFIC is the story of an island people’s struggle for survival, and one man’s opportunity to alter their fate.

A new novel by Cole Alpaugh, coming April 1, 2015, from Coffeetown Press.

About colealpaugh

Cole Alpaugh's newspaper career began in the early 80s, starting with small daily papers in Maryland and Massachusetts, where his stories won national awards. His most recent job was at a large daily in Central New Jersey, where his "true life" essays included award-winning pieces on a traveling rodeo and an in-depth story on an emergency room doctor that was nominated by Gannett News Service for a 1991 Pulitzer Prize. Cole also contracted with two Manhattan-based news agencies, covering conflicts in Haiti, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Thailand and Cambodia. His work has appeared in dozens of magazines, as well as most newspapers in America. Cole is currently a freelance photographer and novelist living in Northeast Pennsylvania, where he spends afternoons in a virtual running race around the equator, and evenings watching his daughter's magical stage performances. You can find him online at
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