Q and A with Paul Hayden

If you love to surf and you love reading about surfing, then author Paul Hayden has the book for you! Come talk to him about his new book, The Nonconformist, this Wednesday, July 1, 3-5PM at our Scarborough Faire Duck store.

Paul HaydenQ: What’s the title of your new book?

A: “The Nonconformist”

Q: Describe the book in one sentence. Nonconformist

A: A novel about one man’s struggle to reconcile what it means to live one’s life to the fullest and whether sacrificing his childhood dream of becoming a Marine Biologist and pro surfer to be with the woman he loved kept him from doing so.

Q: What books are on your bedside table?

A: “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy. “Chasing Mavericks”

Q: How long have you been writing?

A: Seriously for about eleven years.

Q: Book you wish you could read again for the first time?

A: “You Can’t Live on Radishes”. It is has a simple yet poignant story line that really resonated with me.

Q: Favorite book and why:

A: Anything by Pat Conroy, an extraordinary writer and the “Bible”

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?

A: I have been visiting the Outer Banks for decades with my family to vacation and surf. We all love the area and have good friends there. This visit is to do both.


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