Talk about a great Beach Read… here is a new one that has all of the elements required for a great day relaxing by the beach with a book!
Local Author Mark Grady’s new book Mailbox By The Sea revolves around the famous Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island.
Mailbox By The Sea is a love story with a large dash of mystery!
Can it get any better than that?
Amy Cole has her entire life mapped out by her mother, Catherine; finish high school, attend Juilliard School in New York and become a famous concert violinist. Amy reluctantly agrees to her mother’s plans. That’s when she meets Mason, the most humble, loving guy she has ever known. Their innocent summer romance in Carolina Beach evolves into falling deeply in love.
Catherine sees Mason as a threat to her plans for Amy and orchestrates a series of schemes to tear them apart, even inviting the son of a wealthy Charlotte doctor to their beach home in hopes of convincing Amy he is a better choice than Mason.
Years later, Mason receives a mysterious letter from Amy’s aunt. The letter sends Mason on a quest to visit a mailbox on a beach Amy spoke about frequently.
Known as Kindred Spirit Mailbox near Sunset Beach, Amy and her aunt would visit the mailbox often to read the expressions of love and loss left by people from all over the world.
What will happen when Mason accepts the letter’s request to be at the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on a certain day and time? What secrets will he learn? It’s an ending that will stay with you a long time.
True love never dies, even when you don’t know where they are.
Mark Grady is an author, screenwriter, filmmaker and award-winning speaker. He is the author of Mailbox by the Sea and Blaire’s Bridge. Mark directed the feature film version of Blaire’s Bridge and he wrote and directed the southern comedy movie Whistling Pines.
Mark still works in film mostly under a pseudonym today. His upcoming books include Second Chance Suzie, The Front Porch of Cracker Barrel, Searching for Walden, and The Murder of Jason Sinclair.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Mark worked in broadcasting for 22 years ranging in jobs from writing and producing television commercials to being a radio talk show host.
His last years in broadcasting were spent as an award-winning traffic watch pilot and reporter. He also spent years in a part-time position traveling to all 50 states conducting aviation safety seminars for civilian and military pilots.
Mark lives on a 65-acre lake in southeastern North Carolina where he spends his days writing first drafts on a Smith-Corona typewriter and feeding the ducks who demand he provide them the best cracked corn money can buy.