|Gwynne Moore is president of Blue World Press LLC, a writing, editing and publishing company. A Duke University graduate, born and raised in New York, she is a former resident of Wisconsin, South Carolina, Georgia and Ohio. Gwynne has lived in Carolina Beach for nine years. Prior to becoming a permanent resident, she vacationed often in this area and has traveled extensively throughout the South with her husband, Terry.
Gwynne has written regular columns for the Carolina Beach Island Gazette: "The Yankee Transplant," with information and opinion for non-Southerners who have moved to the South and "A Few French Fries Short...," a popular he-says, she-says humor piece she and her husband wrote together for several years. Other local publications where her writing has appeared include Wilmington's daily paper, the Star-News, Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Scene magazine and wilma!, Wilmington's magazine for women.
During nearly 10 years as Director of Community Relations for a 400-bed hospital in Ohio, Gwynne published a monthly news magazine, annual reports, press releases and a variety of brochures. She has also written for Attaché, USAirways in-flight magazine. A Registered Nurse, she's self-published tips booklets, a Patient Teaching Kit and other educational materials.
Zach Hanner is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a major in performance studies. A former editor at citysearch.com, Zach has contributed to Durham’s Independent Weekly, the Wilmington Star-News, the Myrtle Beach Sun-News and a number of other music and entertainment-related publications.
A professional actor, Zach has worked in the Wilmington and New York areas for the past 13 years, appearing in Forrest Gump, The Patriot, Domestic Disturbance, Black Knight and Runaway Jury as well as numerous commercial and television projects. He writes and directs children’s theater for Wilmington’s Journey Productions and is an active contributor to the Cucalorus Film Festival.
Ukulele player and front man for Wilmington’s Hawaiian band Da Howlies, Zach also plays bass in the surf guitar band The Noseriders. An avid surfer, both styles of music complement his love for the ocean. Zach lives on the gorgeous Intracoastal Waterway with his wife, Dagmar and, by this book’s publication, their adopted son Beck. Their dogs Violet and Maestro provide endless entertainment and their bothersome cat Veronica does not.
Kate Walsh has produced and directed educational television programming for 20 years while working with the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina and the University of Wisconsin. Kate is now pursuing her master of fine arts degree in creative nonfiction at UNCW. Kate also loves to travel. Her adventures include bicycling from Paris to the Mediterranean, swimming in the Amazon River with pink dolphins, and studying pastry in France. Kate has lived in Surf City for 13 years.
Rebecca Pierre has years of experience in business writing, including package labeling, job descriptions and procedures, personnel, volunteer and resident newsletters, personnel and volunteer handbooks, employee surveys and a weekly column on volunteerism in a local daily newspaper. Rebecca began writing freelance after she moved to Oak Island in 1992. Her writing has been published in periodicals including the Pelican Post, the Independent, and most recently in Attaché Magazine, the in-flight magazine for USAirways. Her experience writing award-winning poetry brings discipline, an economy of words and vivid descriptions to her work. Her first book of poetry, A Mystery of Moon, was published in the spring of 2005.
Terry Moore, who finally realized that writing is far better than working, comes from a sales and marketing career in the steel industry. He says that his wife, Gwynne, "one of the big deal authors," has said it all -- as she usually does -- in far more words than he would have used. We might add that Terry’s hobby, ever since he was in high school, has been humor writing. In addition to co-writing with Gwynne a humor column, "A Few French Fries Short...", for a local newspaper, he also has co-written with Gwynne a humor column called "Wilma & Fred" for a local women’s magazine, wilma. In 2004 he wrote, "Ports and Porches" for Attaché magazine's Wilmington profile. He also does a bit of business writing for Greater Wilmington Business Journal, and, after all that arduous exertion, he collapses in front of the TV or in the pool.
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