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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

    Romance Novelist, Joey Jones

Writing Tips From an Avid Writer


 Carteret Writers will meet on Wednesday, February 14th   at Floyd’s 1921 restaurant in Morehead City for lunch and a presentation by New Bern novelist, Joey Jones. The meeting begins at 11:15.


A writer-at-heart since childhood, Jones’ writing style has been described as a mixture of Nicholas Sparks, Richard Paul Evans, and James Patterson. His debut novel, A Bridge Apart, is set in New Bern, NC and was published in 2015. It has been described as being full of romance, suspense, and heartbreak. His second novel, Losing London, is an epic love story filled with secrets and suspense. Losing London was published in October of 2016 and is set in Emerald Isle, NC.


Although Jones is an avid, lifelong writer he spent time earning college degrees with honors in Marketing, Retailing, and Business Communication before starting Callahan Marketing & Advertising Inc., a full service advertising agency based in New Bern. He also worked as an adjunct business and marketing instructor at Craven Community College for several years. Now a full-time novelist, Jones communicates with readers through his website, Writers will find useful tips on setting daily word count goals, forming character traits, and interviewing readers and other writers. Over ten thousand copies of his novels have been sold.


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


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,


February 14, 2018        Joey Jones, romance novelist; A Bridge Apart, Losing    


March 14, 2018             William Charles Furney, journalist, novelist, author of

     Black Hearts White Bones

April 11, 2018                Plans Pending

May 9, 2018                   Dinner and Award Presentations 6:00 pm

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


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.