About Eddie

Eddie's Hard Aground column appears in the Ocracoke Observer, Living Aboard Magazine, TownDock.net, and the Cruisers' Net.

Over the years, Eddie has served as cruising editor for Carolina Living, was regional editor for Embassy Marine's Mid-Atlantic Cruising Guide and has written sailing articles for Latitudes & Attitudes, Carolina Style, Lookout and Maritimes Magazine.

Eddie is a member of the NC Writers Network, Boating Writers International, Christian Boaters Organization, the American Christian Fiction Writers and the Neuse Sailing Association. He has an English degree from NC State, with an emphasis in journalism. When he's not sailing and writing, Eddie spends his time surfing the coastal Out Islands of the Carolinas and Bahamas or snowboarding in West Virginia and the Rockies.

We have recently added a frequently asked questions page for those who want to know more about Eddie. There is also a page detailing how the author developed the Hard Aground concept.

Eddie, his wife Bennie and their two sons, Win and Mason still sail out of Oriental, NC ... when they can get their sailboat off the mud in its slip.