Wrightsville 10th Anniversary Edition launches!

The expanded and enhanced edition of the award-winning Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island was published October 1 with a kickoff event at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. For more on the book, or to order a copy, CLICK HERE.


Publication launch/signings on the porch of the historic 1909 Wrightsville Beach Museum cottage.

News about Ocracoke!

“The release of [this] ‘enhanced edition’ … allows for the addition of numerous photos and the enlargement of others in a classic … McAllister’s history captures the atmosphere and evolution of the island in such a way that even non-residents and those relatively unfamiliar with Ocracoke will find it a lively, compelling read.”

NEW! Enhanced “OCRACOKE” with larger pages & more pictures

Just $22.95 with FREE SHIPPING! Order here

NEW FOR 2017!
We’re part of the republishing of  an Outer Banks Classic,

The award-winning 1996 book, written by the late ELLEN FULCHER CLOUD, is the true story of  “the Ghost Village of the Outer Banks.” Beach Glass Books has brought back Portsmouth in a special enhanced edition, with larger pages, more photographs, and a new foreword by RAY McALLISTER.


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Topsail in the air!

“TOPSAIL ISLAND: MAYBERRY BY THE SEA” … now on AUDIO! Available on iTunes, on Amazon — or FREE with a trial membership to Audible.com. Listen to a sample and get your free copy at http://amzn.to/1J2nmIB Yes, Ray McAllister’s award-winning book is now on audiobook, perfectly read by actor/voice artist John Witt. Listen to the allure of Topsail Island while riding to or from your favorite island — or just day-dreaming of Topsail. Available on iTunes, on Amazon — or FREE with a trial membership to Audible.com. Listen to a sample and get your FREE copy at http://amzn.to/1J2nmIB



Relax on an Island!


Welcome to the site of

Author Ray McAllister

Thank you for visiting. Ray McAllister is the author of four award-winning books on the North Carolina coast: Topsail Island: Mayberry by the Sea, Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island, Hatteras Island: Keeper of the Outer Banks, and most recently, Ocracoke: The Pearl of the Outer Banks. Order your signed copies here.

Be sure to check the “Appearances” page for Ray’s signings.

We also have a variety of coastal gifts and mementos, including note cards, welcome signs and oval stickers, plus Topsail Island vacation rental homes.

Please come back often to view updated appearances and announcements.



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