Meet Novelist Daniel J. Waters

May 210:00 am - 11:00 am
Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library, 129 N. Main Street, Manahawkin, , , ,

Few thrillers set at the Jersey Shore are as gripping and engaging as those by South Jersey native and retired Iowa surgeon Daniel J. Waters. Meet this fascinating, award-winning author during a Friends Adventure and book signing at the Ocean County Library Stafford Branch, 10 AM Thursday, May 2.

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) alumnus began publishing his writings in 1981. During his 30-year career as a heart surgeon, Waters provided fiction and nonfiction works, essays, medical satire and poetry to national and regional medical and literary journals.

In 2020, Waters won the Pacific Northwest Writers Association’s Nancy Pearl Award for Best Book and first place for creative nonfiction in PNWA’s essay competition. His pocket-sized collections of medical observations and aphorisms, “A Surgeon’s Little Instruction Book” and “A Heart Surgeon’s Little Instruction Book,” remain consistently popular.

OCL shelf browsers are familiar with Waters’s spellbinding “Mickey Cleary” mysteries including “Surf City Confidential,” “Ship Bottom Blues,” “Barnegat Dark,” “Shore Crimes,” and “Dunes ‘Til Dead,” available at all Library branches and at

Please register at for this free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Stafford Library. The Friends are volunteers who support the Library through programs, fundraisers and advocacy. New members are welcome. Applications are at all OCL branches and at

For more information, stop by the OCL Stafford Branch, 129 North Main Street, Manahawkin, call (609) 597-3381, or visit

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