Charles Farley has worked as a teacher, librarian, and salesman. He has written for American Libraries, Library Hi Tech, Library Journal, and Living Blues. His first book, Soul of the Man, was a biography of Bobby “Blue” Bland. Secrets of San Blas is his first novel, based on events surrounding an actual murder that occurred in the spring of 1938 at the Cape San Blas Lighthouse near Port St. Joe, Florida.