‘An enormous adventure’: Regular visitor chronicles mid-life journey in new book

Rob Wood

Rob Wood stands proudly with one of his sold paintings.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 04:16 PM.


When the age-old mid-life crisis comes, what to do but change your life?

That's what Rob Wood did.

After a career spent in manufacturing, quality control, business management and the stock market, tapping into his artistic/creative side had not been part of his journey.

That changed, however, when he began writing a book two years ago.

As part of his bucket list, Wood had committed to penning a novel. The only problem was that with what he calls a bad case of ADD, it was difficult for him to stay in one place long enough to write. On trips to the beach from Atlanta, he might write a chapter at Bud & Alley's, a chapter while sitting on the dock, and other places. Finally, he came down for three months and forced himself to focus long enough to finish.

Wood says his book — "The Kingfish Way" — is about a 42-year-old man who loses his job and goes on a journey to find himself. The man goes from living an egotistical life in the first half to a purpose-driven life, with his journey ending at a place much like Seaside.

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