The Men and Women Who Make Beachcomber

Vonnie Peters (Cover) has been painting and selling art on the Emerald Coast for over 20 years. Her favorite medium is acrylic wash on paper, and the vibrant colors attract even the most discriminating eye. “The shore is my playground and the subject of most pieces,” she tells Beachcomber.


Vonnie resides in Fort Walton Beach with her husband Bill, a commercial crabber. You can reach the artist at Follow Vonnie Peters’ Art at

Samantha Lambert (“Behind the Scenes at FoWal’s HHArts with Helen Harris”) writes: “Three years now of living back in Florida, and it has been wonderful! Top faves about being back—having my family with me, beautiful beaches, clear blue/green Gulf of Mexico, laid back lifestyle, old friendships renewed and new ones made, fulfilling a dream of writing stories.”

Seagrove Beach resident Nikki Hedrick (The Record Roundup) 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 and will soon be up to her ears with the next Kite Film Fest.

Carrie Hunter (“Hurricane Michael Over Six Months Later”) is a filmmaker from Northwest Florida. After graduating from FSU’s film school, 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 Blue Tarps: 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.

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 are featured on CNN and The Week’s Best Editorial Cartoons, and he was a finalist for the 2019 Herblock Prize.


Subscribe to the Claytoonz YouTube channel and watch Clay Jones create his masterpieces. And if you feel like some online shopping, grab some Clay swag at



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