Barringer Publishing Announces the Publication of "The Devil's Cauldron"
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NAPLES, Fla. - Floridant -- Barringer Publishing is proud to announce the publication of Gary Schmelz's newest young adult thriller, The Devil's Cauldron, book two of the Japapa Trilogy. The Devil's Cauldron resumes with the three teens searching for treasure of a Spanish galleon that allegedly sank off Fortune Island. At the same time, the demon, Baka continues to seek revenge against them and Sharkman.

The demon sends a horrific hurricane to the Bahamas during which he throws Sharkman back to Pompeii just prior to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and hurls the teens back to a time where Japapa has assumed the body of the pirate Black Caesar and is charged with torturing them on behalf of Baka.

The intended revenge includes having the boys sold as slaves and Simone forced into Blackbeard's harem. While Sharkman and the teens face a number of challenges, Mama Atabei enlists the help of a wizard called 'The Seer' who is able to transport himself and her back in time to find and rescue the teens and Sharkman. Will they be successful?

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Gary Schmelz was the Director of the Big Cypress Nature Center and Director of Education for The Conservancy of Southwest  Florida, where he designed curriculum for students in preschool through eighth grade. Additionally, he assisted in the development of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nature Center on Key Biscayne, Florida, and served on the board and as president of the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel, Florida. Gary has traveled extensively in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Book one, in the trilogy, Japapa is the story of three teenagers in the Bahamas who face death from an evil voodoo priest. This young adult novel is a tale of survival involving three teenagers, one Bahamian, one from New York City, and one from Haiti. The story takes place in the Bahamas and involves the teens' struggle to escape the clutches of a drug-running, voodoo priest and a vile demon known as Baka. They must travel through time and the far reaches of the universe to escape their arch enemies.

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His publications include The Devil's Cauldron and Japapa (books one and two of the Japapa Trilogy), The Gift, a young adult novel, Native Wildflowers of Southwest Florida(with Glen Stacell), a memoir, Journey to the Edge of Eden, and a photographic book, Fabulous Florida Fossil Shells.

Barringer Publishing is a full-service independent publishing house, located in Naples, Florida. Online at For more information, contact Barringer Publishing at or contact the author at

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