2012 – 2103
Married to Jan Lloyd Folsom for 44 years. Three sons: Brett, Noah and Seth. Sadly we lost Seth in an accident in 2002. Life is fragile.
Where he’s from:
I am originally from Fayetteville, NC. I am currently living at the mouth of Blount’s Creek, NC, along the Pamlico River.
Fayetteville High School, ’67. East Carolina University, ’71, ’74.
I help Jan with the restaurant whenever she needs me, but otherwise spend my time writing. Three books so far: The Pareto Spread in 2006, Indian Wood: A Mystery of the Lost Colony, 2008, The Project, a story that begins with a nuclear bomb in the ground in eastern NC and ends in the Middle East, 2012 and Waiting for Kerouac, a Greenwich Village story about the transition from the Beats of the 1950s to the Folkies of the early 60s, 2014.
We’re Pirates! Jan and I, and our sons, Brett, and Noah, are ECU alums. Arrgh!
Essential Paddling Gear:
Lemon flavored water. Green apples. Nuts. Golden raisins, and a little bourbon.
In his own words:
There are more types of cancer than one can imagine. We’re all impacted, family members, friends and co-workers. I felt helpless when my brother died of pancreatic cancer, that there was so little I could do. But then I heard about Hope Floats and discovered that I can make a small contribution just by getting involved, and helping raise money and awareness. That’s why I’m on board again for 2013.