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Chincoteague author wins 2021 American Fiction Award
Chilly Winds: A Chincoteague Intrigue named best Adventure Novel


Chincoteague, Virginia
September 16, 2021

Chilly Winds: A Chincoteague Intrigue, has been named the Best Adventure Novel of the Year by the jury of the 2021 American Fiction Awards. The novel tells the story of Eustace ‘Taz’ Blackwell, a former diplomat who has moved to the small island of Chincoteague on Virginia’s Atlantic coast to rebuild a life derailed by divorce and the loss of a once-promising career. Fortunately or not, the quiet life he had hoped for on the island is quickly overtaken by unlooked-for drama as he finds himself entangled in two intrigues, one close to home and the other in his former diplomatic stomping ground, the global Arctic.>/p>

Yeager and his wife Cindy moved to the island ten years ago after he retired from a thirty-five year career in government and the conservation movement. “Chincoteague is a fascinating place, and it makes a terrific setting for a novel,” according to Yeager. “Locating the novel’s story on the island allowed me to explore the landscapes and history of the Eastern Shore and to celebrate the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know here.”

Yeager, whose first ‘serious job’ was as the book-buyer for an independent bookstore, urges interested readers to visit their local independent bookstore. You can also find out more or obtain copies of Chilly Winds on-line at


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