Miami author brings fun to the beach in hardback release of children’s book

MIAMI — Author George Velasco brings kids to a tropical adventure in the nationwide hardback release of his children’s book, “A Coconut Named Jose.”

“A Coconut Named Jose” is a wonderful story about the love between a young boy and his imaginary friend, A Coconut Named Jose. What adventure lies for them on the white sandy beaches of Costa Rica? Who is the tall strange man with the big black car? What does he want with Jose’s father, the fisherman? What’s going to happen to Jose, the coconut? Come along with Jose, the fisherman’s son, and his best friend, A Coconut Named Jose, and their many adventures along the white sandy beaches of Costa Rica!

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Velasco has been writing since childhood. Aside from writing, the author also enjoys drawing and painting. He lives in Miami, Florida, with his wife, Mia, who is a pediatric nurse practitioner. They have two children, Michael and Nicole, and three dogs, Shiloh, Bonnie and Brosco, whom they love to take on long walks on the beach. Their long walks together inspired Velasco to write this story. Presently, the author is working on two new books, and plans to have it available next summer.

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