This Issue’s Contributors

Beachcomber (*among other things*) contributing cartoonist Clay Jones (right) and Matt Davies at the National Press Club.

Carrie Hunter (“Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later”) is a filmmaker from Northwest Florida. She started her career at age 14 while working on a short student film about Marjory Stoneman Douglas where she interviewed former Attorney General Janet Reno in her home in Miami. After winning awards for her films about science and technology from NASA and National History Day, she went on to FSU Film School where she learned under Stuart Robertson (Predator), Victor Nunez (Ulee’s Gold), and many other legendary filmmakers.


After graduation, she worked as a Creative Services Director at Channel 3 in Pensacola and as an associate producer on the independent film The Lengths (available on Amazon Prime). Carrie moved to New York to work as an apprentice with the Directors Guild of America, gaining eligibility for guild membership on both coasts.  She was assigned to shows like Luke Cage, Law and Order, Kimmy Schmidt, Blindspot, and Ben is Back.


After completing the program, she returned to the south to produce her own work, including her current documentary This Is Six Months After Hurricane Michael. In the fall, she will be attending law school at Georgia State University with a focus on intellectual property and entertainment law.

Tommy Womack (Movies + TV) is a 30A Songwriters Festival veteran who has played in the bands Government Cheese, the bis-quits, Daddy, and Todd Snider and the Nervous Wrecks. A two-time winner of the Nashville Scene’s Critics Poll’s Best Song award, Mr. Womack is also the author of Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band You’ve Never Heard Of and The Lavender Boys and Elsie.


His latest book, dust bunnies, is out now and you should drop whatever you’re doing and read it. Discover more at

Clay Jones (Cartoons) syndicates his cartoons daily to publications across the country. Clay was born in Fort Hood, Texas, and was raised in Louisiana, Illinois, California and Georgia. He currently lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His cartoons have recently been featured on CNN, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.


Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces and demystify the whole cartooning thing.

Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (Reel Big Fish) is a photographer and longtime Beachcomber contributor. She is the co-owner of 850 Music and Entertainment, and wears a few other hats, too. Nikki is currently up to her ears in beach wedding season.


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