W. B. Edwards
Navy veteran, motorcycle enthusiast, surfer, Taiji practitioner, dreamer. Now an Indie author with two novels published, and working on a third, Mr. Edwards has embraced his passion for writing, fulfilling his lifelong ambition to be a published author. He studied English and Creative Writing in the '60s at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, CA, under William Burns. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he resumed his studies at Mesa College in San Diego, and was a member of The Professional Writers Workshop of San Diego along with such luminaries as Chet Cunningham.
Surf and Sand, The Girl in the Seaside Hotel
Literary Fiction, Mystery, Coming-of-Age
Both a coming-of-age story and a double mystery, an 11-year-old girl and her 14-year-old brother have adventures during the summer of 1959 in California's Hermosa Beach at the formerly grand Surf and Sand Club Hotel, a vision inspired by the author's memories of weekends with his family at the old Hermosa Biltmore Hotel. The novel also takes the reader back to an even earlier period; 1938 and the summer night an aspiring actress disappeared while ball-room dancing with friends in the hotel. While the story is entirely fictitious, the setting was real and a true part of California's beach culture.