North Palm Beach, FL Author Publishes Novel

August 30, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Harbor of Refuge, a new book by Joseph A. Tringali, has been released by Calkins Harbor Publishing Company.

Harbor of Refuge tells the stories of the lives and loves of the people who live at Cap'n Kelly's Marina in the small, often bypassed town of Calkins Harbor, Florida.

Marilyn Dupré moves to Calkins Harbor to escape a life that is going nowhere in her native New Orleans, and is introduced to the world of liveaboard boaters by Margaret "Grandma" Calkins, the widow of the late Captain Kelly Calkins himself.

Jennifer Calkins, Margaret's granddaughter, has yet to discover where life will lead her, but she is determined to make her grandmother proud. Can a friendship with Marilyn send her life in a new direction? As Grandma says, "If you're on the right path, the doors will open in front of you."

Is Jennifer really Grandma's granddaughter? Does it matter? Grandma herself said, "We are who we are in spite of the accidents of birth, not because of them."

And what about the mysterious Jack Townsend? Rumors fly as to how the handsome loner came to live in such an out-of-the-way place. Why was he living in hiding on his boat if he wasn't selling drugs? What was he hiding from? Marilyn decides she is going to be the one to find out and learns a painful lesson was about the immutable Law of Karma and the Balance of Life.

About the Author
Joseph A. Tringali is admitted to the practice of law in both Florida and New York, and served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, where he regularly appeared in all federal and state courts. He is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar, a former Mayor of North Palm Beach, and was elected to three terms on the Village Counsel. He has served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Buffalo, Assistant District Attorney of Erie County, NY, and Assistant State Attorney for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Mr. Tringali is an active alumnus of the of the University at Buffalo Law School, and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity where he was named District Justice of the Year and served on the International Tribunal. He is a lifelong boating enthusiast and long-time member of Buffalo Yacht Club. He has served as Commodore of North Palm Beach Yacht Club and Commodore of Palm Beach Sailing Club. He is a Life Member of United States Power where he held the rank of National Rear Commander.

In addition to Harbor of Refuge, Mr. Tringali is the author of I Was That Baby, his personal story of growing up adopted and finding his birth family at 56 years old; and Yachting Customs and Courtesies, a 1,000-page, 2-volume set of books that has become a resource for yacht clubs around the world.

Mr. Tringali lives in North Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife, the former Mary Lou Privitera, who is a graduate of D'Youville College, and holds a master's degree in public administration from Florida Atlantic University and a doctorate in management from the University of Phoenix.

Harbor of Refuge is a 508-page hardcover with a retail price of $19.95. The ISBN is 978-0-9998698-0-2. It was published by Calkins Harbor Publishing Company of North Palm Beach, Florida. For more information, or to purchase the book, please visit

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