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Our monthly luncheon

meetings are held on the

second Wednesday of

each month, September

through April, at Floyd’s

1921 restaurant in

Morehead City. Although presentations are free and open to the public,

members and visitors are

encouraged to purchase a meal.

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Luncheon Talks

  William Charles Furney

Historical Fiction, Crafting a Tale

     Carteret Writers will meet on Wednesday, March 14th at Floyd’s 1921 in Morehead City for lunch and a presentation by William Charles Furney. The meeting begins at 11:15.

     Furney, a former soldier, journalist, and communications professional, was born and raised in the Down East region of North Carolina. As he grew up, pirates were local legends whose stories flourished then, and continue to be a popular topic today.  Furney’s novel, Black Hearts White Bones is a pirate tale inspired by a lifetime of personal experiences and adventures. Also rich in history, Furney’s book takes readers into the action packed lives of two eighteenth century female pirates, earning five-star reviews.

     Furney served in the media and public information fields for more than thirty years. During his military career he was trained in Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical warfare operations and also worked as a journalist with the Jacksonville Daily News. He became a public health communications expert and covered local hospital authorities for Jacksonville, NC and nearby military installations. Furney wrote numerous articles reporting the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, many of which were published nationwide.

     You can learn more about Black Hearts White Bones and this author’s diversity in lifetime accomplishments by visiting his website at


Visitors are welcome to join us at Floyd’s 1921 restaurant in Morehead City for our monthly meetings, September through April. Anyone interested in writing is welcome to attend and no reservations are needed. Carteret Writers welcomes new members. Although we are based in Carteret County, our group includes writers of all genres from seven eastern Carolina counties. Contact us at




When: 2nd Wednesday of the month

           11:15 speaker/lunch/networking  

WhereFloyd’s 1921, 400 Bridges Street, Morehead City

Members and guests are encouraged to purchase a meal.

No fee required for presentation.

Speaker Schedule for 2017-2018

September 13, 2017

Carol Ann Ross, author of twelve fiction books featuring North Carolina locations

October 11, 2017

Susan Crispell, A UNCW Alum and author of The Secret Ingredient of Wishes, her latest of several novels, fiction

November 8, 2017

Martha Peterson, author of Widow Spy, nonfiction

December 13, 2017

Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of several books including her latest novel, Dear Carolina, fiction

January 10, 2018

Carolyn Alford, award-winning newspaper columnist, speaker

February 14, 2018

Joey Jones, romance novelist; A Bridge Apart, Losing London

March 14, 2018

William Charles Furney, journalist, novelist, author of Black Hearts White Bones

April 11, 2018

Danny Johnson, award winning author of The Last Road Home

May 09, 2018

Dinner and Award Presentations, 6:00 pm, Floyd’s 1921 restaurant, 400 Bridges Street, Morehead City (Please RSVP to if you plan to attend.)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Fiction Workshop (Details to be announced after March meeting on Workshops page.)

If you have questions or need more information, call Carol Hartsoe at 910-330-0578