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
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…Read More
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.Read More