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Beaufort Native Valerie Sayers Proves You Can Go Home Again | by Mindy Lucas

2017-07-11T19:17:18+00:00 By |

“A lot of people, I think, set out to write a novel that will accomplish something. And I guess I’m much more interested in writing a novel that will explore something–that will in some way enlarge my thinking….”

Beaufort native, Valerie Sayers, is the author of six novels including Who Do You Love and Brain Fever, which were named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year.” The film Due East was based on her novels Due East […]

Meet “that” Will Balk—Veteran Bookseller, Conroy Center Volunteer Coordinator, and Master Storyteller | by Mindy Lucas

2017-04-29T22:10:55+00:00 By |

“I think the Center is on a path to pull together all these disparate literary forces that have been going on for years and years here. Not just writers, but readers and people in the book industry on every level….”

To Pat Conroy, he was that Will Balk. When not answering questions from visitors at the Pat Conroy Literary Center, William “Will” Balk Jr., who serves on the center’s advisory council, also writes a garden column for Lowcountry […]

Meet 27-Year-Overnight Success Bren McClain | by Mindy Lucas

2017-03-13T22:42:27+00:00 By |

Bren McClain is a writer who never gave up, a former journalist turned award-winning fiction writer. Her first novel, One Good Mama Bone, was recently published by Story River Books, Pat Conroy’s original southern fiction imprint with USC Press. McClain sat down with me to talk about farm life, writing, and a secret that would stay with her for many years before becoming the seed for her first novel.

This interview has been edited for length.

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