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About the author:
An avid sailor, Joseph K. Waltenbaugh first became enamored with watersports when he learned to windsurf in 1980. He then windsurfed extensively in his home area as well as on Lake Erie, the Caribbean, the Gulf waters of southwest Florida, and the Atlantic coast from New Jersey to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Along the way, he met many colorful characters that he incorporates into this summer beach tale of suspense and danger set in a most unlikely location, the mysterious and idyllic barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina.
The author spends a majority of his time writing and sailing around his home and on Lake Erie in addition to windsurfing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He shares his political and creative writing at www.waltenbaugh.net and his sailing knowledge and experience at www.bananawind.us.
Excerpts of An OBX Novel
Joseph K. Waltenbaugh
"Legend Sampler" contains selected passages from "Legend: An OBX Novel" available for purchase in paperback and Kindle at LegendOBX.com.
"Legend: An OBX Novel" is a classic tale of good vs. evil that brings together two unlikely people-one a legend in his own right-to battle a menacing presence having its origins in the legends of old. It is a story of death, destruction, revelation, and redemption set in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, a land where pirates once roamed, ghost stories abound, and people are known to vanish without a trace.
The story incorporates the romance of summer beach novel with the menacing overtones of a paranormal thriller to produce a supernatural beach thriller on the order of "Frankie and Annette meet Hannibal Lecter." It is an edgy story filled with humor, romance, and murder; one that highlights the inherent spiritual goodness of the characters in their battle against a mysterious evil, all played out in the idyllic setting of the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina during the summer vacation season. As a vagabond windsurfer and a career-minded resident become romantically involved and embark on an uplifting spiritual journey, they discover that their faith, hope, and love become their strongest weapons in combatting the deadly evil that confronts them.
The novel integrates several local people into the storyline in addition to using real Outer Banks locations, rendering it an enjoyable summer novel where the reader can actually visit the places identified in the story, standing or sitting in the exact locations while reading about what occurs there. However, for those unable to visit the Outer Banks, the novel describes in vivid detail all the places and localities in the story, giving the reader the feeling of actually being there.
- Publication Date:
- 1530866286 / 9781530866281
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5.5" x 8.5"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural