The Sheltering Abyss
Beyond Cape Fear

by Daniel Ray Norris

Fiction, Digital Only, 477 pages.


The sequel to Cape Fear Blackwater Deep.

The survivor of a bitter and tumultuous relationship, Cameron Nivens settles into life on his family blueberry farm in Bladen County, North Carolina. But a relentless figure from his past catches up with him. Confronted with the most difficult decision in his life, he takes matters into his own hands and finds a pathway towards forgiveness.

Follow Cameron and crew as they navigate a newly constructed high-tech power catamaran, the Pallas Athena, out of Thunder Bay, Canada. Bad weather, injury, repairs and maritime law impede their best efforts at reaching their ultimate destination.

An old love gives him his greatest gift.
A new love gives him a reason to live.

Cameron's life will never be the same as he makes his way - Beyond Cape Fear and into The Sheltering Abyss.

Cape Fear Blackwater Deep

by Daniel Ray Norris

Fiction, 6" x 9", ISBN: 978-0-9834175-7-6
Paperback, 388 pages.


Autographed copies are shipped
if requested in order notes or prior email.

A thriller set along the Cape Fear.

Southeastern North Carolina is a beautiful and interesting place to live...

But sometimes, it can be more than you bargained for.

He didn't see it coming.

A series of events are set in motion the day Cameron Nivens helps a friend hang a few bird houses. He soon finds himself entangled in a relationship that spirals out of control. Nothing could have prepared him for the wild ride his life was about to take. Seemingly innocent decisions wreak havoc with his almost perfect world and ultimately put him on a collision course with crazy.

Wilmington, Bald Head Island, Southport, Orton Plantation, White Lake, Fayetteville and Frying Pan Tower are all scenic backdrops for an exhilirating adventure that will take you up and down the Cape Fear River and have you gasping for more.

Available at these fine retailers

Island Tackle & Hardware - Carolina Beach

Two Sisters Bookery

Barnes & Noble

Island Book Shop - Carolina Beach (LINK)


Britt's Donuts - Forever Sweet

by Daniel Ray Norris and Halyn Prusa

8.25" x 7.75"
ISBN: 978-0-9834175-3-8
Hardcover, 136 pages.
With BONUS fold out panorama page!

SlapDash Publishing's Most Delicious Book Ever!

The definitive history of Britt's Donuts is colorfully presented with never before published photos, interviews and more. It tells the story of how Britt's Donuts began on Carolina Beach's boardwalk in 1939, detailing how it grew into one of the most beloved and cherished eating establishments in the state. From Harvey Britt to Bobby Nivens and family, the "circle remains unbroken".

The Reluctant Hermit of Fort Fisher

by Fred Pickler and Daniel Ray Norris

11" x 9"
ISBN: 978-0-9834175-5-2
Hardcover, 160 pages.

The authors reveal what might have caused Robert E. Harrill to make his life among the marshes of Fort Fisher – forcing him to endure the divergent and independent lifestyle of a hermit. What circumstances could drive a man to seek such “isolation”? Did the Hermit ever find solace? Did he succeed in chasing his demons away? Includes an updated analysis on the circumstances surrounding the death of the Fort Fisher Hermit.

Carolina Beach, NC
Friends & Neighbors Remembered - Volume 2

by Daniel Ray Norris

An amazing collection of images and stories that is spectacularly cool, retro and kitsch!

192 printed pages - color, hard bound
ISBN: 978-0-9792431-1-0


Please indicate if you want your book signed by the author.
Otherwise, they are shipped un-signed.

Carolina Beach, NC
Images and Icons of a Bygone Era - Volume 1

by Daniel Ray Norris

A beautifully crafted and timely book that has captured
the true spirit of the Carolina Beach of yesteryear.
This book is certain to become an heirloom
your family will cherish for years to come.

148 printed pages - color, hard bound
ISBN: 978-0-9792431-0-3


Please indicate if you want your book signed by the author.
Otherwise, they are shipped un-signed.


Daniel Ray Norris

President of SlapDash Publishing, Daniel designed and authored two books about the good ol’ days at Carolina Beach and now designs, writes and publishes books on local history. He is an avid photographer, graphic designer, biology teacher and videographer. Daniel was born in Wilmington, NC and raised at Carolina Beach and Teachey, NC. He is a direct descendant of Blackbeard and struggles daily not to wreak havoc among the southward sailing vessels that ply the Intracoastal waterway behind his house.

Daniel attended Harrells Christian Academy in Sampson County, and has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from UNCW and a Masters of Science in Biology from the University of Guam. After school, Daniel took a break from being a scientist and worked as Commercial Production Manager and Webmaster for WECT TV-6 for seven years. Now, Daniel is a full time Biology instructor at Cape Fear Community College in addition to running SlapDash Publishing.

Daniel loves technology and collects all things made by Apple Inc. Trying new foods and cuisines is his other passion. Not surprisingly, his family has a long and varied history in the restaurant business. Daniel married his high school crush in 2016 and now lives in the city of his birth, Wilmington, with his wife and son.

Order your copy here or pick one up from these local retailers.

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach
Island Tackle and Hardware
Island Book Shop
The Checkered Church
Fort Fisher Civil War Museum
Food Lion
Britt's Donut Shop

Two Sisters Bookery
Barnes and Noble
Pomegranate Books
Cape Fear Museum


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