White to Sign Books at All Four Doc Ford’s


Author Randy Wayne White is visiting all four Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille locations in June to sign copies of his newest book in the Doc Ford series. “One Deadly Eye” will be released June 4th. It is the 27th mystery-thriller following the escapades of marine biologist – and possible super-secret covert government agent – Doc Ford and friends on Sanibel Island.

White, who co-founded the restaurants with HM Restaurant Group, kicks off his Doc Ford’s book tour Saturday, June 2 in St. Petersburg at the Jungle Terrace location, from noon to 3 p.m., followed by the downtown St. Petersburg Pier location, Sunday, June 3, from noon to 3 p.m.

Randy Wayne White

White will stop by the Doc Ford’s at 708 Fishermans Wharf on Fort Myers Beach, Saturday, June 8, from noon to 3 p.m., and the Sanibel location Sunday, June 16, from noon to 3 p.m. Copies of “One Deadly Eye” will be available for purchase at each location.

“It’s always an honor to host Randy’s book signings,” said Joe Harrity, a partner with HM Restaurant Group, the parent company of Doc Ford’s and Dixie Fish Company. “Fans love the ambiance of Doc Ford’s and feel a real connection with the book and the author whenever Randy visits. It’s like stepping into one of his novels.”

White, a resident of Southwest Florida, bestowed the Doc Ford name to the popular restaurants with the founding of the original Sanibel restaurant in 2003.

Set on Sanibel during a deadly hurricane, “One Deadly Eye” blends the reality of Hurricane Ian in 2022 with fiction as the beloved protagonist tries to thwart a criminal brotherhood, capture a serial killer and locate a missing Russian diplomat during the 12 hours of chaos following the passing of the storm’s eye. “The greatest threat of all, though, is a force that cannot be escaped – a Category Five hurricane that, minute by minute, melds sins of the past with Florida’s precarious future.”



  1. Typos on dates in the article:
    — presumably Saturday June1st (not “2nd”) and Sunday June 2nd (not “3rd”).

  2. When we purchased our home from my in-laws on FMB, I purchased Randy’s entire series plus the hannah smith series from Amazon/used paperbacks. I read all of them. My husband didn’t get the chance to read more than a few before the storm flooded the house and ruined every book. I plan to order them all again once our house is rebuilt because they are super quick reads for guests and mostly take place close to home. Can’t wait for the new book and wish I was there for his signing at FMB location.


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