Book List in Order: 9 titles


  • From bestselling author Barton Grover Howe comes the third installment in his Surfland adventures... The residents of Surfland, Oregon, face what might be the biggest thing ever to hit their beloved beaches: a killer whale. But the whale only marks t...



  • A crapstorm of a catastrophe threatens Christmas in Surfland, Oregon. The town musician suffers from singer’s block, angry parents stalk the Yuletide mascot, while Santa Claus and his fire truck of toys lie broadside across a deserted highway. But ...



  • Coming to grips with a life-long addiction to brightly colored drinks with umbrellas is just one of the things Amazon.com best-selling author Barton Grover Howe addresses in his latest compilation of newspaper humor columns. Among the highlights: adv...



  • “If cats had opposable thumbs, they would try to kill us all in our sleep with tiny pistols. They are evil little animals.” And so begins another year of observations from Amazon.com best-seller Barton Grover Howe. With more reflections on life f...



  • One flying starfish of death and life on the beach has never been the same; Barton Grover Howe can prove it. The beginning of his weekly need to leave Americans “Beach Slapped,” in his newspaper column, he’s got all the stories of life in the P...



  • It begins with refugee status in New Jersey, trapped amidst crunchy toilet paper and blowhard New Yorkers, before moving on to the worst disaster never to strike the Oregon Coast. It must be time to get "Beach Slapped" again, with Amazon bestseller B...



  • It’s the end of world as they know it in Surfland, Oregon: The town’s Tiki Bar has closed, and only fashion refugee Jackson Poe can save it. Facing small dogs gone wild and wild raptors gone wilder, Poe and his friends must unravel an unnatural c...



  • From bestselling author Barton Grover Howe comes the second installment in his Surfland adventures... Wild-mannered part-time reporter Jackson Poe doubts the idea of hot fun in the summertime — largely because the third attempt on his life in as ma...



  • Florida isn’t the only place with nuts coming out of the trees... Tropical wannabe and suburban refugee Jackson Poe is having a very strange week. It begins with a sexually frustrated sea lion and ends with the spirit of Steve McQueen dispensing ka...






Complete Series List in Order

Surfland Day Trip

1) Parrot Eyes Lost (Sep-2012)
2) Sandy Claws Slay (Nov-2012)

A Surfland Novel

1) Beach Slapped (Jul-2011)
2) The Beach is Back (May-2012)
3) Total Beach (Jun-2013)