John Carnahan Waite grew up in the multicultural gumbo that was New Orleans where local mafioso stirred a pot flavored by gambling and prostitution. He earned a degree from the Henry W. Grady School of Journalism and returned to South Louisiana. Employment took him to Pensacola, Florida. There he found a renewed interest in the sea that lured him into the U.S. Merchant Marine where he worked as a bridge officer on service vessels for twenty years. He has raced sailboats across the Gulf of Mexico, chased hurricanes, interviewed numerous celebrities, and reported on local, state and national politics. His short stories earned a commendation award from Self-Publishing Review. In addition to the books listed on Amazon. His stories are available in the literary journal Page and Spine


Can a butterfly in Britain condemn a terrorist in France? Does the sweep of a single set of filamentous wings become an ill and angry wind?
In this collection of eight short stories, it isn't particle physics that drives the Singularity. The Derbyshire homemaker wishing for a particular butterfly to photograph never gives a thought to the political dirty trickster across the globe who has had to give up the warmth and comfort of his bedroom for a drive of destiny. She even is only superficially aware of the five beautiful women three continents away who made headlines robbing the rich and famous.
Surely the minute amount of air moved by a swallowtail's wings can't influence the progress of love in Cajun Country. Nor can it explain how a stolen bicycle in New Orleans leads to murder.
In quantum physics, however, things pop in and out of existence all the time.
Perhaps that can explain how a long dead girl's life mirrors her modern counterpart. Is it a Singularity? Or is it all the work of that butterfly flapping its wings in the Peak District. A disturbance that affects one of its parts shakes the Gestalt, The Beauty, and the Singularities.

When a Colombian terrorist seeks leverage to manipulate world powers, he goes after the President of the United States. But after an NOPD cop gets a whiff of the plot, the stakes get even higher. And the cop finds himself a target.
Despite department infighting, "Slats" follows his instincts.
The trail takes him to one of the lesser-known Caribbean islands, Grand Turk, known as a scuba diving mecca. Here a brush with death deep in the Big Blue leaves his wife severely injured. But here, also, he finds a former lover and emotions boil.
Can "Slats" follow the trail as tensions bubble to the surface?

What’s going on at Splinter Island?
Suzette Breahnam needs to know.
Her father manages the newest nuclear generating plant in the world, and something’s wrong. Suzette’s already mystified after stumbling on a previously undiscovered race of intelligent beings. That race is the Crrry, and they live unseen and unknown to humans in aquaria throughout the world. Not only are they intelligent, but they are also telepathic. It’s the Crrry who warn her of the danger, a strange, frog-like thing squatting in The Plant’s water reservoir.
Adding to Suzette’s burden is her desire to help her older brother.
A car crash two years ago left him paralyzed. Suze believes the Crrry can help Tommy return to normal. When she introduces Tommy to the world of the Crrry, his normal life becomes an even greater burden. She and Tommy face the Crrry’s ancient enemy, the Rssssh, alongside their aquatic allies and Tommy takes immense joy from the physical abilities imparted by the Crrry.
But when the Frog becomes a mysterious threat to The Plant, and her father suffers a strange injury, could how she responds make a life or death difference?

How do you get a nuke into the heart of the city? Maybe a dolphin can help. From Author John Waite, the tale of a police detective who matches wits with a mad scientist and terrorists intent on destroying America. When detective Hickory Logan joins Park Ranger Kevin Whitehead investigating the mysterious death of a dolphin she finds herself sucked into a far deeper whirlpool. Can she and Kevin stop the tide of terror that threatens to kill thousands or will they be fodder for a nuclear fireball? A newspaper