Set in Jacksonville Beach, Miami, Fort Myers and the Florida Keys, the novel’s protagonist Pete Johnson quits his job as a Florida mortgage underwriter just before the housing bubble burst. His final parting shot sets in motion a chain of events that lead to murder, kidnapping and a run for his life. Along the way, Pete makes new friends in Key West and finds his way back to a life he’d forgotten.
“I had always enjoyed writing about my flying adventures, and when I had the time after losing my job, I just started fooling around with this idea,” Kammerdiener said. “I really just needed a creative release and a way to express my outrage that the criminal enterprises that caused the housing bust were never held accountable.”
Kammerdiener said “Paper Hangar,” which he self-published, has been positively received since it debuted in May 2017.
“My family and friends have been tremendously supportive, but I’ve really been encouraged by the response from avid readers and book lovers I’ve met since “Paper Hangar” was released,” Kammerdiener said. “Suzanne Orchard of the Key West Island Bookstore recently hosted a signing for me, and I loved meeting a variety of local folks who had already read the book.”
“Paper Hangar” is available at the Key West Island Bookstore on Fleming Street and other select Florida bookstores. It was published on Amazon in eBook and print and is also available on Ingram Spark.
Kammerdiener, while writing “Paper Hangar,” built a portfolio of rental property in the Ponte Vedra Beach area. An accomplished entrepreneur and real estate investor, he enjoys bicycling on the sand, traveling and writing. More of his work can be found at www.ShaneKammerdiener. blogspot.com. ¦