Q & A with Kay Stone

We welcome children’s book author Kay Stone to our Scarborough Faire Days Summer Signing Series this Wednesday, July 22, from 1-3PM. She’ll be back the following two Wednesdays (July 29 & August 5) in case you don’t catch her the first time. Get to know Kay a little before you meet her!

Beach Fairy

Q: What is the title of your book?

A: The title of my book is The Beach Fairy.

Q: Describe your book in one sentence:

A: The Beach Fairy tells about Tessie, a retired tooth fairy, who comes to the OBX to follow her dream of doing something no other fairy has done, and she is successful when she changes into the first beach fairy and begins a new tradition for families on beach vacations.

Q: What books are on your bedside table?

A: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor, and The Wright Brothers by David McCullough are books I am currently reading on my kindle.

Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I have been writing for about forty years. As an English teacher, I taught writing to middle school students and shared my efforts with them. After my grand girls started first grade, I then had time to write about our wonderful times together.

Q: What book do you wish you could read again for the first time?
A: I would like to read Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.

Q: What is your favorite book and why?
A: My favorite book is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd because it reveals so many universal truths about life;  for example, the fact that reading empowers one’s mind and provides a form of freedom and white women were slaves too for they had no rights at his time in our history.

Q: What brings you to the Outer Banks?
A: I came to the OBX over twenty years ago when we bought a cottage at 73 Ocean Blvd. in Southern Shores. We enjoy our time near the beach and have a plethora of marvelous memories especially our tradition of beach fairy visits that certainly make our beach vacations more manageable as well as magical.


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