E Drew Bridges | Writer - Storyteller

Restored English Major, Writer & Storyteller

Eugene Drew Bridges, who goes by Drew, is a published writer and storyteller living in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is a retired psychiatrist who has restored himself to his default identity of English major.

Drew owned and operated an independent bookstore from 2008 – 2015 in historic downtown Wake Forest and is the author of four published books: The Second-Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played, Family Lost and Found, Stories from the Sunshine Mountain Valley and most recently, The Family in the Mirror.

His books can be purchased online at Page 158 Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iUniverse. You’ll find signed copies for purchase at Page 158 Books, 158 S. White Street in Wake Forest. You may arrange to have a signed book with a personalized dedication mailed by contacting Dave Lucey by email.

The Family in The Mirror wins 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award

May I share some good news? My last novel, The Family in the Mirror, was selected as one of five finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Contest, general fiction category. And to my delight, my friend and fellow writer, Bill Finger, won a finalist award in the memoir category. He wrote The Crane Dance: Taking Flight in Midlife while we were members in the same writing group, and contributed greatly to my effort. As the NC Writers Network so aptly puts it "no one writes alone." ... read more

Family Lost and Found

What does a person have to do to find out certain "family secrets"? Would life then make a little more sense? Maybe there are no big, bad secrets. How do you know unless you look?John Randt grew up in suburban Ohio, the only child of loving and capable parents. They gave him a childhood that was "orderly". Only when he went away to college did he discover that not every family in America would write the date of purchase on fresh raw eggs so each could be used in the order it was bought. In the R ... read more

Stories from the Sunshine Mountain Valley

The Sunshine Mountain Valley is a lovely little crossroads community in north-central-southwestern North Carolina, located near the intersection of two Interstate highways, two great concrete and steel ribbons of travel and commerce that cross and go their separate ways just out of sight, and out of mind, of the people of the valley.These are their stories, some told from the porch of the Bull Tail Tavern, so named because the owner was enamored of Mark Twain who noted that the man who takes a b ... read more

The Second-Greatest Baseball Game Ever Played

The Brooklyn Dodgers defeated the New York Yankees in the seventh game of the 1955 World Series in the greatest baseball game ever played. The second-greatest baseball game ever played took place Saturday, June 29, 1957. No Yankees, Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals, or Red Sox were there.The game played out in author Drew Bridges' hometown of Hildebran in western North Carolina. Two teams of boys, 10 to 15 years old, faced off on the high school baseball diamond, no uniforms and no organized league. B ... read more

The Family in the Mirror

A story of hidden identity; a matter of survival.As an abused child, Melinda Master was sent to a psychiatric clinic to help healing her emotional scars. The young director of the clinic was John Randt, and despite his good intentions, nothing was done to help her. She left just as traumatized as when she arrived and returns to a cult-like existence.As an adult, Melinda comes back into the life of John Randt who still runs the clinic. He is now distracted and vulnerable due to various losses in ... read more

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