J. W. Morgan, Author

Mysteries from the North Coast

Gossip from the Post Office - News from the Cove


N E W S  and  C O M M E N T A R Y

7/5/16

COME ON DOWN TO THE BEACH


6/20/16

BE A BEACH BUM FOR A DAY

BOOK SIGNING!!  

Hey Bluebills! Coming up on July 9th, there will be a book signing at the infamous Elk Head Taproom in Ocean Shores.

Come on down to the beach, say hi, buy a book or t-shirt. More details to follow.


6/15/16

WIN WIN WIN!!!

Hey Bluebills! Write a review for Handyman or Deadhead on the Amazon.com site between now and June 30th and the best two win a Handyman T-shirt! Let me know when you entered by using my "Say Hi" link at www.jw-morgan.com so I can get you in the running. Be sure and include your contact info and shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL).


1/12/16

HANDYMAN NOW AVAILABLE

Handyman, published in December, is now available in print and e-Book at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Xlibris.com.  If you would like a signed copy, you can buy it right here in the Shop using Paypal.  Just leave me a message with the name at Bluebill@jw-Morgan.com when you order direct from here.  As Doc would say, "We're not talking jetsam here, pal."We're not discussing jetsam here, pal."


5/3/16

Number 3... Number 3...

Okay Bluebills, Number three is in the works and takes the gang to a warm climate that heats up as more questions go unanswered and new faces are brought onboard.  Where will this story go?  You'll have to wait and see. Now all I have to do is get busy and "get her done" maybe even for your Holiday stocking - who knows?


5/3/16

DARK and STORMY SHOP

The shop is open... PayPal works and you can even use your credit card with PayPal. Deadhead and Handyman are available direct from me to you.   More items coming so stay tuned.


5/4/16

BLUEBILL! YOU CALLIN' ME A BLUEBILL?

In short, yep.  There are Jimmy's Parrotheads, The Grateful Dead's Deadheads (no relation to book 1), Gaga's Little Monsters.  The list goes on and on.  So why do you call your readers Bluebills you might ask.

Well, it all goes back to the North Coast of Washington State in the early 1940s, centering around the small, remote town of Ocean City. Then it was a motley group of people who wanted escape from "civilized society," each for their own reasons. They called themselves Bluebills. Many were folks that spent from spring to fall eeking out a living in Eastern Washington's agriculture as seasonal workers who then would migrate to winter on the coast where they lived off the land, dug razor clams, made shacks out of lumber washed ashore, cut from trees, or cheaply obtained materials. It wasn't an easy life, but it had its charm.  Permanent Bluebills toughed it out year-long and the community grew... then shrunk back as the economy of Puget Sound sucked the life out of the litle town, and the focus became Ocean Shores. 

Today, Ocean CIty is little more than a bend in the road with a great store to buy beer, bait,and jerkey, but some of the original buildings still stand.  The shacks have long been taken by the extreme weather, by fire, or by the fact that they weren't built very well to begin with.

So to honor those of the coastal past, I bestow the title of Bluebill to the readers of Sam and the gang.  I hope you wear it with pride and the honor with which it was intended


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