The Coasts of Carolina: Seaside and Sound Country. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals: The Mystery of the Carroll A. Deering: A Nonfiction Novel. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
The Great Dismal: A Carolinianâ€™s Swamp Memoir. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1990.
Heart of the Country: A Novel of Southern Music. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 1996.
The Inner Islands: A Carolinianâ€™s Sound Country Chronicle. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Into the Sound Country: A Carolinianâ€™s Coastal Plain. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinianâ€™s Eastern Streams. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.
The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey: A Nonfiction Novel. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1993.
Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Articles and Other Publications
â€œCanalbank Life: Recollections of the Great Dismal.â€ Virginia Cavalcade 39.4 (1990): 172-181.
Coda. Raleigh, NC: Officina Briani, 2010.
The Grandfathers: Together with Addresses of Friends on the Occasion of his Acceptance of the North Caroliniana Society Award for 2010. Chapel Hill, NC: North Caroliniana Society, 2010.
â€œIn the Lowlands Low Swamping About the South.â€ Southern Cultures 20.3 (2014).
â€œMachelhe Island.â€ Southern Cultures 13.1 (2007).
â€œA Moment on Hooper Lane: How We See, How We Are Seen: â€œNothing Says Faith in the Future to the World as Powerfully as a Peopleâ€™s Abiding Protection of the Clean Air, Clean Earth, Clean Water in its Domain.â€ North Carolina Literary Review 27 (2018).
â€œThis Small Hallowed Ground.â€ Carolina Alumni Review 88.5 (1995): 38-48.
Cool Spring: A New Musical, 1989
Diamond Studs, the Life of Jesse James, 1975
King Mackerel & The Blues are Running: Songs & Stories of the Carolina Coast, 1998.
Kudzu: A Southern Musical, 1999.
Tar Heel Voices: A Musical 200th for Chapel Hill, 1993
About Bland Simpson
Dixon, Nathan. â€œGreat Dismal Day in the Morning.â€ North Carolina Literary Review, 25 (2016): 122-128.
Mills, Jerry Leath. â€œThe Spawning of King Mackerel.â€ North Carolina Literary Review, 14 (2005): 22-30.
The North Carolina Awards: 2005 program