Posts Tagged ‘Surf City’
Story Weekend: Bridges
Driving onto Topsail Island yesterday, I was stuck in traffic because the old swing bridge was open to let boats pass through on the intracoastal waterway. It’s the one place I don’t mind being stuck. Sitting there, I could already feel my body shifting to island time, even though I was accompanied by my computer,…Read More
Have you Ever Given an Interview in a Bathtub?
(The online booksigning continues until May 7th. Request your bookplate if you haven’t already!) I’m on the Surf City, NC pier. It’s sunny and the water is a stunning blue. From this picture, you’d never know that the end of the pier is crammed with fishermen (and fisherwomen and fisherkids)–that’s how long this pier is.…Read More
The Pledge: Where Did Day Four Go?
I truly don’t know what happened to today. I got up early with great plans, but one thing led to another and the day disappeared with only two pages in the can. I accomplished non-writing things, but that wasn’t part of the pledge, was it? And tomorrow we leave, so I doubt I’ll get much…Read More
Greetings from Topsail Island
When I decided to set Before the Storm and Secrets She Left Behind on Topsail Island, I never dreamed how important this place would become to me. From my very first research trip, though, I knew I’d discovered something special. It reminded me of my childhood at the Jersey Shore and of my early adulthood…Read More
A Few More Topsail Island Party Pix
With my honey, John. So rare for him to be in front of the camera rather than behind it! With some of the guests–Mike and Linda Hendricks and Sandy Sly. Everyone on Topsail Island looks so tanned and healthy. It’s clear that beach living agrees with…Read More
The Excellent Topsail Island 20 Year Anniversary Party!
John and I just got home from our weekend on Topsail Island. I’ll add more pictures soon, but for now I wanted to share a bit about the party. To recap, at the beginning of the year I asked…Read More