Lee Dravis has been writing since Royal portable typewriters were popular, producing short-fiction and working as a reporter and radio personality. A talk-show host, disc-jockey and award-winning broadcast engineer, Lee started his first novel, Key Monster, after spotting "something" off the port beam of his sailboat. It was probably just a blob of seaweed or a floating log, but it grew into a novel.
His second tale, Burning Books on Fenwick Street, began life in 1981 as an unfinished short story, inspired by the rise of the religious right and their influence upon national politics. Written years before the Bush administration, Lee's peek at the early 21st Century is remarkably prescient. He is currently at work on two new books, a crime novel set in the Florida Keys, and a sequel to the popular Key Monster.
Lee was born and raised in New Jersey, learning to sail and play hockey on Barnegat Bay, before moving to the Shenandoah Valley and later to the Chesapeake. Presently, he lives on a Potomac River peninsula and habitually haunts South Florida and the Keys, searching for inspiration and the perfect rum punch.
He claims among his influences John D. MacDonald, Donald E. Westlake, Elmore Leonard, Randy Wayne White, Ernest Hemingway, James Thurber and the greatest American writer, Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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