Two Minute Sea Turtle Release #video

The sea turtle hospital in Surf City, NC served as my inspiration in A Vast and Gracious Tide. After the rescued sea turtles recover from their injuries, volunteers release them back into the ocean.

Have you ever been part of a turtle patrol, seen turtle eggs hatch on the beach or witnessed a turtle release into the sea?

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Two Minute Cape Hatteras Aerial Drone #video

If you’re longing for summer, take a look at this—

Did you notice how narrow Highway 12 is between the Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean?

Have you ever visited the Outer Banks of NC (OBX)?

If not, isn’t it about time?

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Ocean Waves Quilt Inspiration

Readers have asked, “What does Caden’s Ocean Waves quilt look like?”

Here are photos of some Ocean Waves quilts that became my inspiration.

Which one is your favorite?

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Release Day—A Vast and Gracious Tide

I love the cover. How about you?

Help me celebrate release day for my latest romantic suspense novel set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Please spread the word!

 

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Behind the Scenes Pics for A Vast and Gracious Tide

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Old Location Site of Lighthouse—where Ginger the Dog surfs

Ocracoke Island Lighthouse

 

 

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Do You Remember the First Time You Ever Saw the Ocean?

“It’s like another world,” she says.

And she is right . . .

Oh, that we could always see each day as an adventure with the same childlike wonder and joy.

How old were you the first time you ever saw the ocean? Can you remember the moment? Where were you?

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Research Pics for A Vast and Gracious Tide

Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet

The mighty Atlantic

Radio operator at the weather station on Hatteras received one of first SOS signals from the rapidly sinking RMS Titanic on April 14. 1912. His supervisor didn’t believe him. And refused to allow the radio operator to notify anyone else as to the Titanic’s plight.

Sunset

Let the adventure begin!

 

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Do you know about the World War II Connection with the OBX?

The Outer Banks of North Carolina became Torpedo Junction in the Battle for the Atlantic during the early years of World War II. German Nazi u-boats, also called wolf packs, terrorized Allied shipping until the Allies were able to turn the tide in 1942. Entire ships and their crews disappeared beneath the waves of the Atlantic. The loss of life, munitions and supplies was horrific.

These cemeteries remain on the Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands as a reminder—a little piece of British soil carefully tended on the Banks. These are the graves of British sailors whose bodies washed  ashore to be discovered by the Bankers and respectfully interred. British representatives of Her Royal Majesty still honor these men and the others they represent in a touching ceremony every year in May, open to the public. Some of these men were never able to be identified. They remain known only to God.

 

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A Final Adventure in Fictional Kiptohanock from Hometown Reunion

As I imagine Jax and Darcy’s childhood homes in Kiptohanock

The farmhouse—Jax & Brody’s new home

Kiptohanock Square

The fire station

The church

The harbor

The Duer Inn

Coast Guard Courtship

Coast Guard Sweetheart

 

 

 

Falling for the Single Dad

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Deputy’s Perfect Match

Kiptohanock Library

The Bachelor’s Unexpected Family

 

 

The Christmas Baby

Christmas in Kiptohanock

The diner

Farewell Lovely Kiptohanock

Wishing you all fair winds and following seas.

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