Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year: the birth of THE BOOK; OBX oddities and observations

Drum roll, Christopher!  (Santa brought him drums for Christmas.)

In less than two months, ABOVE US ONLY SKY, will be born into the world: March 3, 2015.
Coincidentally, my son was also born on March 3, but in 2005.

You can preorder the book through any of your favorite Independent Bookstores: I like Downtown Books in Manteo, NC, Island Books in KDH, NC, and Chop Suey Books in Richmond, VA.

Book Launch Party
March 1, 2015
Big-Ass Book Launch Party, 2-5 pm, Northside Grille, Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, 23227; this is your chance to buy the book two days before it's available to anyone else.  Go Indie!

And whoop whoop: For a full list of upcoming book events, like my April 2nd signing at Downtown Books in Manteo, check my website:  

OBX OBSERVATIONS: As I enter my third year living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I have many observations to share.
PBR is NOT just the official beer of Richmond, VA.  People here drink the shit out of the stuff.
For some unknown reason, Food Lions down here are currently selling Red Stripe beer for $8.99 a twelve pack.
There is a magic mailbox at one of the public beach accesses for letters, prayers, and hopeful wishes.
The Jolly Roger is open 365 days a year.
There are itty bitty ducks who stop here during their migration in Dec. and January.
We have snowy owls and white pelicans.
If you're a tourist, don't be a dick about it.  Those of us who live here, live here on purpose.  Be friendly.  Drive safely.  You're on vacation.  Take a chill pill.  K? K?
Look up.  The stars are spectacular.
Beach Clean-Up is for everybody, everyday!
My #1 observation is that everyone on the OBX is equal.  The semi professional surfer is no better than the young woman cleaning your room at the Ramada.  She used to be a business executive.  There is equal footing in the sand.  Get your feet wet, stay a while.