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Welcome to the blog.

Hi, my name is Carol Ann Ross, and I am an author.

I live on beautiful Topsail Island on the North Carolina Coast. Life is good when you get to do what you love, and I love writing about the people who surround me and this island where I spend most of my time.

Through my writing, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the magic of this amazing place--and it is amazing. As a child it was my "never, never land"--as an adult it still is.

Here on the blog, you will find a variety of topics from beach posts, to writing tips and everything in between.  I invite you to follow along on this fascinating journey of a self-published author

By Carol Ann Ross

Posted the mini commercial for THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY – just click on   copy of The Days of Hairawn Muhly  and the ad will run. Please let me know what you think – I need all the feedback I can get.For those of you who are authors – this is such a great way to get the word out – and it’s free. So many thanks to my friend DSM – she is the brains behind my madness.

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Copy of The Days of Hairawn Muhly

By Carol Ann Ross

Copy of The Days of Hairawn Muhly click on  Copy of The Days of Hairawn Muhly to see commercial

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By Carol Ann Ross

In 1953 hurricane Hazel hit Topsail Island. One of the reasons the hurricane was so devastating was that it hit during a high tide and a full moon. Talking to various old timers that remember Hazel and the havoc she wrecked, is so very interesting. It is amazing how varied the stories are – how many different points of view there are. Talking to several people about one incident reminds me of the old children’s story – the one where 7 men are blind folded and then told to describe the part of an elephant they are touching. You can…

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By Carol Ann Ross

THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY is now on Kindle!

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By Carol Ann Ross

Hi!  I’m so excited!  My new book, THE DAYS OF HAIRAWN MUHLY, is finally out.  It is a coming of age romance set during the time of greatest generation, World War II.  Before Surf City ever had a name or a house on its sandy soil, families came there to fish & picnic – but with Camp Davis & the instillation of 110,000 troops – things changed there forever.

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