The Outer Banks for You Digital Photographers

lighthouse.jpgAs most of you know, I’ve written several books set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Now John (my significant other) and two other photographers are going to teach a photography workshop there in October, focusing on historic lighthouses of the Outer Banks. I can’t wait to tag along. I’ll be smack in the middle of another North Carolina beach book then, so while he and his fellow instructors, Margo and Arnie, are working with their students, I’ll be curled up with my laptop, breathing in salt air and typing away.
I’m mentioning this because many of my readers have told me how drawn they feel to the Outer Banks after reading my books set there. If you’re one of those people and are also into digital photography, you might want to check out the website for the Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures‘ Outer Banks lighthouse tour. I’ll be there!


  1. brenda on May 3, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    I am so jealous–you will have a great time.
    I plan to tell my friend who lives there.

  2. Ronnie Roach on May 3, 2007 at 5:59 pm

    Hope you make it to the northern Outer Banks. If you are going to be in the area, please let me know and I will write a post on my Outer Banks Blog –

  3. Krysia on May 3, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    I should have snapped a picture with my phone of the lighthouse I walked by last weekend. It was almost exactly like the photo only probably about 6-8 ft tall. That’s probably the closest I’ll ever be to one.

  4. Margo (TBC) on May 3, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    We can’t wait to have you along with us. It will be a great group!

  5. Diane Chamberlain on May 3, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    6-8 feet tall, Krysia? was it at a miniature golf place??

  6. Diane Chamberlain on May 3, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Hi Ronnie,
    I like your website, and was sorry to see that Basnight’s Lone Cedar Restaurant burned down. When I go to the OBX in October, I plan to be incognito, but when I tour after my book comes out next summer, I’ll be sure to let you know!

  7. Beth J. on May 3, 2007 at 10:26 pm

    Boy you know how to get my attention. I’m glad to hear that you will be getting to go and soak up the excitement. Another book about the Outer Banks will be fun.
    Looking forward to seeing what you will do next.

  8. Margo on May 4, 2007 at 8:24 am

    How I wish I were a photographer, I’d join the workshop in a minute! I’m definitely 1 of your readers drawn to the Outer Banks since I read KEEPER OF THE LIGHT appx 14 years ago. From that moment on I wanted to visit the area and that’s what I love so much about your books, most of them take place there and I can literally breathe the wonderful salty air.

  9. Krysia on May 5, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    actually it was someones front yard if you can believe that. i’ll go by there when my car gets fixed and snap a pic with my phone and figure out how to send it or post it here. i remember walking past it last year for the same reason (stupid rummage sales my sister drags me to) and i will try n get a pic so you can see it.

  10. Diane Chamberlain on May 6, 2007 at 6:38 pm

    Beth, I should set the record straight. When I’m hanging out with the photographers in the Outer Banks, I’ll still be working on a Topsail Island book (the sequel to my current WIP). But salt air is salt air. 🙂

  11. Diane Chamberlain on May 6, 2007 at 6:39 pm

    Ah, Krysia, I’ve seen those. Especially in the beach communities, you’ll see a lighthouse at a business every once in a while, but not usually in someone’s front yard! To each his own.

  12. brenda on May 7, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Are you already working on your sequel??? Good grief…you are amazing…

  13. Diane Chamberlain on May 7, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    No, no, Brenda. I’m thinking about it, but still working on the first one. Still called BEFORE THE STORM, but you know how titles change around here…

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