Our old bridge brings back memories to lots of folks. It reminds those of us who have enjoyed Topsail Island for generations of a different time-a less hectic one for sure. My latest book TOPSAIL ISLAND TANGO, is set during that time, the 1960s, when despite all the chaos going on in the world at that time, Topsail existed in a kind of bubble, safe from all  the hatred filled vitriol of that day. Here’s a little excerpt from the book:

 It had been two weeks since the wedding, just long enough for Mim to say goodbye to her friends and family. And though it seemed like a dream, they were packing, getting ready to leave for Detroit. What at first had seemed exciting was now scary, and the eighteen-year-old felt unsure about the decisions she had made in the last few months. She wanted to wake up from this dream, to be a girl once again, to walk on the beach with her dog and run up and down the sand dunes. Most of all she wanted her father to wrap his arms around her and make everything right again. Oh, how she missed him, and wished he was there to guide her and make things right again.


  1. Renee Allison on May 21, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    When and where can I get it? Love your books.

  2. Peggy on May 23, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    When is the next book in Topsail Tango coming?

    • Carol Ann Ross on June 25, 2022 at 12:21 pm

      Peggy, I’m shooting for mid July. Thanks for asking!

  3. Lisa Whittington on May 28, 2022 at 12:42 pm

    I couldn’t put the book Topsail Island Tango down..I read it in 3 days…A record for me!!!

    Can’t wait for the next book!

    Carol, I loved talking with you at the craft fair this past week (May 26)…I am a true fan..I have all of your books!
    (I am the one with the children’s book in my head and don’t know how to get it out of my head)…I guess I need to take that creative writing class you teach…

    • Carol Ann Ross on June 25, 2022 at 12:23 pm

      Lisa, just start – you can always delete, but if it’s in your head don’t be afraid to go with it. I’d be glad to look at your first page or so. Keep believing.

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