Authors have been announced for “Author Discussion Series”

The Town of Duck author discussion series is coordinated by the Town in conjunction with Duck’s Cottage Book Store. This six-week series will be held on Fridays from July 9 through August 13 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duck Amphitheater and will feature regional and local authors who focus on Outer Banks topics including history, food, and culture. Following the discussion, attendees are invited back to Duck’s Cottage for author signings. The schedule of authors is:

•Friday, July 9: Beachcomber’s Odyssey, Vol. 1; Treasures from a Collected Past by S. Deacon Ritterbush
The archaeology of beachcombing offers ‘combers a new way to wander, not just as a collector pocketing treasure but also as a historian, biologist and anthropologist. This lecture will help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a scientist at the shore. Understanding the context of a stretch of beach – its history, culture and geology – enriches and adds exciting new dimensions to your beachcombing experience. During this talk, Dr. Ritterbush (aka “Dr. Beachcomb”) will offer up fascinating science facts, pragmatic beachcombing tips and various techniques that prove useful in treasure hunting at the shore. You will learn how to target fruitful search sites, identify artifacts and expand your collecting to include not only sea glass, fossils and shells but also ceramic shards, driftwood, man-made artifacts and more.

•Friday, July 16: Tales from a Currituck Native by Travis Morris
Local author Travis Morris will be discussing his multiple books: Currituck: Ducks, Politicians, and Outlaw Gunners; Duck Hunting on Currituck Sound: Tales from a Native Gunner; Currituck Memories and Adventures: More Tales from a Native Gunner.

•Friday, July 23: Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater by Brooke Mayo
Animal lovers and art aficionados alike will enjoy this hardcover book filled to the brim with spectacular photography by the renowned Brooke Mayo of Brooke Mayo Photography.

•Friday, July 30: The Outer Banks Cookbook by Elizabeth Wiegand
Author Elizabeth Wiegand will be preparing a couple of savory recipes The Outer Banks Cookbook, which consists of more than 150 recipes that celebrate the many flavors of North Carolina’s coastal communities, including both traditional dishes and specialties from the many restaurants dotting the Outer Banks.

•Friday, August 6: Outer Banks Edge: A Photographic Portfolio by Steve Alterman
Now into its second printing, Outer Banks Edge: A Photographic Portfolio, continues to be a favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors. This incredible hardcover book features more than 100 stunning images by photographer Steve Alterman

•Friday, August 13: Taste of the Outer Banks, Volumes 1, 2, and 3 by Gail Midgett and Bea Basnight
Outer Banks natives Gail Midgett and Bea Basnight will be cooking up some delicious recipes straight from their series of Taste of the Outer Banks cookbooks.

Please visit the Town’s Web site at or call our events hotline at (252) 255-1286 for the most up-to-date Town events schedule.