Suzanne Tate has been charming children and parents for over thirty years with her Nature Series books featuring the many kinds of maritime and coastal creatures found on the Outer Banks.
From her first book, Crabby & Nabby, to the final book in the series, Tommy Tuna, she and illustrator Nags Head artist James Melvin have been educating and entertaining generations of beach lovers.
Now she has put pen to paper once again and written Crabby Lady Looks Back- Life Stories by Suzanne Tate. Behind the brightly colored cover, drawn by Melvin, lies even more colorful stories about Suzanne’s experiences in US Naval Reserve Training, her days as a Park Service Naturalist, her time at the University of New Mexico and more.
Stories both heartwarming and heartbreaking, about love, loss and of course, writing. It is truly an amazing inside look at an Outer Banks legend.
Downtown Books is hosting a launch party for Crabby Lady Looks Back on Wednesday, June 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Suzanne will be on hand signing both her latest book and, of course, all the rest of the titles she has produced over the years and greeting friends and fans young and old.
Crabby cookies are on the menu and everyone is welcome- visitors and locals alike- to join in this celebration of a remarkable Outer Banks woman.
For more information or to have signed books held, call 252-473-1056. Downtown Books is a very independent bookstore located at 103 Sir Walter Raleigh Street in downtown Manteo and has been voted Best Bookstore on the Beach for three years straight.