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South Carolina Authors
My Favorite South Carolina Authors
Do you like to receive and give books as gifts? I do and I also enjoy purchasing them for myself.
As a South Carolinian, I am always glad to find out about another great South Carolina Author and we do have many of them.
I have chosen some of my favorites to feature here along with some of their books that are available for purchase from Amazon.com. Books make such wonderful gifts so I hope that this has made it easier for you to find just the right book you are looking for. It is for sure that you don't have to be a South Carolinian to enjoy these great books.
Photo by Ohme aka Nancy Hellams. I took this photo on the Isle of Palms, SC by looking up into the top of the Palm Tree
Home for Mandy by Janet Baughman
A Home For Mandy - by Janet Baughman
A Home For Mandy is the first in The Mandy Series. These books take place in the early years of Pendleton SC.
Janet did a lot of research to create these stories and make them historically accurate so you learn a lot of the early history of Pendleton when reading these stories of Mandy.
Have you read any of the Mandy Books by Janet Baughman? - Join in the poll!
Which of Janet Baughman's Books have you read?
Who is Lonnie Brooks?
Lonnie Brooks grew up in my hometown of Pendleton, SC. He was raised living on the "Mill Hill" and his book is filled with fond memories of those years. Pendleton is a small, historic town in upstate South Carolina. Loonie grew up on the local mill hill like so many others during that time period. I am so glad he decided to write his story and share it because there isn't a whole lot written about that time in the south.
Lonnie Brooks Writes About Growing Up In Pendleton, SC
- Lonnie Brooks Remembers Pendleton SC
Lonnie Brooks grew up on the Pendleton Mill Hill during the 1930s and 1940s. Times were tough but that is not the only thing that Lonnie remembers about those days. He remembers a loving family, wonderful friends, and the people who made a...
Who Is Pat Conroy?
Pat Conroy is a well known author who graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC and now resides in Beaufort. Several of his novels have been made into movies and you may be more familiar with the movies than his books but I encourage you to read them. His present wife, Cassandra King, is also an author.
Pat Conroy's Newest Book
This is the true account of Conroy's relationship with his father
Visit Pat Conroy's Website - to learn more about this great South Carolina Author
- Pat Conroy
Pat Conroy has written many wonderful books and his life and books are described on this website.
Which book by Pat Conroy is your favorite? - Do you read Pat Conroy?
What is your favorite Pat Conroy book?
Dorothea Benten Frank
Who Is Dorothea Benton Frank?
Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina and her novels take place in our lovely state. She now lives in New Jersey but still finds time to spend on Sullivan's Island. She enjoys cooking and fly fishing and is a wonderful speaker.
"Hurricane Sisters: A Novel" by Dorothea Benton Frank
The Charlotte Observer refers to Dorothea Benton Frank as the "Queen of Southern Fiction".
Dorothea Benten Frank's Official Website - Learn more about this author and her books
- Dorothea Benten Frank
Read about Dorothea Benten Frank, her books and her tour schedule.
What Is Your Favorite Book by Dorothea Benten Frank? - Have you read any of her books?
What is your favorite Dorothea Benten Frank book?
Who is Author Jimmy Manley of Pendleton, SC?
Jimmy is very involved in the American Legion Post 113 and has been active in the community of Pendleton for many years. He is quite the story teller and local folks are enjoying reading his books and catching some very familiar names. My husband's name is used in a couple of the books and that is fun to see.
Jimmy Manley Writes About The Civil War
- Jimmy Manley Writes About The Civil War
Pendleton, South Carolina is filled with a lot of wonderful, interesting characters and my friend, Jimmy Manley, is one of them. He is very talented and creative and is a born story teller. I have known the Manley family most of my life and I knew...
Mary Alice Monroe
"The Summer Girls" by Mary Alice Monroe
I would sure love to be at the beach when I read this one. It takes place on Sullivan's Island, SC.
Website of Author Mary Alice Monroe
- Mary Alice Monroe
Mary Alice Monroe's website also contains links to her FaceBook Fan Page as well as her Blog. If you love South Carolina, you will probably love Mary Alice Monroe's books. She is very active in protecting the Loggerhead Turtles.
What Is Your Favorite Book by Mary Alice Monroe - Have you read any of her books?
What is your favorite Mary Alice Monroe Novel?
Kate Salley Palmer
Warbranch Press and Kate Salley Palmer - Official Website - Learn more about this wonderful author of Children's Books
- Warbranch Press
Kate and her husband have their own publishing company called Warbranch Press. Kate is quite an accomplished artist and does all her own illustrations. Their son is also an author. Most recently Kate has published an Adult Coloring Book.
All 3 of the Palmers researched the history and it is wonderful for elementary and middle school students.
First South Carolinians - A great history lesson for all ages
Kate and her husband Jim co-authored this book and their son James did the illustrations.
This is a very talented family. I am so glad that they share their talents for all of to enjoy.
What is your favorite book by Kate Salley Palmer? - Have you read them all?
Which Kate Salley Palmer book is your favorite?
Anna Simon Writes about Kimberly Hampton
- Kimberly's Flight
"Kimberly's Flight" by Anna Simon and Ann Hampton is the story of Captain Kimberly Hampton, America's first woman combat pilot killed in action by the enemy. Kimberly's helicopter, an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, was shot down on January 2
Have you read Kimberly's Flight?
Have you read Kimberly's Flight by Anna Simon with Ann Hampton?
John Warley's Newest Book
- A Southern Girl by John Warley
If you are looking for a great read this summer, I would like to recommend A Southern Girl by John Warley. I was recommending this book even before it was released because I know the author and knew it had to be great. Looking forward to his next one
John Warley's Website
- Author John Warley
John Warley has published 3 books: The Moralist, Bethesda's Child, and "A Southern Girl". A friend described "A Southern Girl" as a modern day "Gone With The Wind".
Which book did you enjoy the most by John Warley? - Join the poll and let me know what you are thinking
Which John Warley Book did you enjoy the most?
I enjoy seeing what books are on the Okra Picks - from "Authors 'Round The South"
- Authors Round The South - Okra Picks
Find some great books by Southern Authors. You can even find them by state if you want.
Karen White is Another Author I really Like
Karen White is not originally from South Carolina but does spend a good bit of time in the Charleston Area. Her book, A Touch of Glass, is what my reading group has chosen to read and discuss beginning in January 2016. We will meet once a week and follow the Discussion Guide provided. My sister has read this book twice and highly recommends it.