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Meet Novelist and Gold Star Daughter Karen Spears Zacharias by Margaret Evans

By |2017-11-12T20:10:45-05:00August 17th, 2017|

Karen Spears Zacharias

“Reflecting on Pat stories brings a smile and fills me with a mirth too often missing from life during these turbulent times…. His words were a healing balm I had needed my whole life long.”

Novelist Karen Spears Zacharias is a Georgia-raised Gold Star daughter. Her work as a journalist has been featured in the New York Times and on CNN, National Public Radio, and Good Morning America. Zacharias is the author of eight books, including Mother […]

Exploring the Truth of Fiction with Author and Artist Nicole Seitz by Jonathan Haupt

By |2017-11-12T20:05:24-05:00August 8th, 2017|

“We cannot read a book without importing ourselves as characters. This is one of the marvels of fiction. We get to rehearse things on the written page. We get to examine our own motives and lives through books.”

A Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, native, writer and artist Nicole Seitz is the author of six novels, including The Spirit of Sweetgrass, The Inheritance of Beauty, and Beyond Molasses Creek. Nicole’s fiction has been honored by Library Journal, Romantic Times, […]

Mapping the Inner Darkness with Novelist Mark Powell by Margaret Evans

By |2017-11-12T20:01:11-05:00July 25th, 2017|

Mark Powell

“After reading Pat Conroy the first time I began to understand there was a larger world I could read my way into, and it was like discovering water at the same moment you realize you are dying of thirst.”

Following this Porch Talk interview, read an exclusive excerpt from Mark Powell’s essay on Pat Conroy, “The Extended Hand.”

Mark Powell is one of my favorite mysteries. I discovered Mark through his novel The Sheltering, published by Pat Conroy’s Story […]

A Conversation with Best-selling Novelist Patti Callahan Henry by Margaret Evans

By |2017-11-12T19:53:17-05:00June 26th, 2017|

Patti Callahan Henry

“Sometimes when I write a novel, I find that I have injected parts of my ‘lost life’ into the story. I have never lived in a small town, and yet I find myself writing about them. It’s as if the lives I never lived travel alongside me and, every once in a while, show up in stories.”

Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels, including the The Bookshop at Water’s End, […]

Novelist Michel Stone Explores the Human Stories Behind the Politics of Immigration by Shelf Awareness (guest post)

By |2017-11-12T19:40:08-05:00June 7th, 2017|

 Michel Stone

“My primary interest in writing my novels is to examine the power of familial love and family dynamics, and how those dynamics change under hardship. Love, struggle, commitment, sacrifice, pain, joy, parenthood and childhood are universal concepts.”

Novelist Michel Stone is a graduate of Clemson University and a native South Carolinian who has published more than a dozen short stories and essays in various journals and magazines. She was the recipient of the 2011 South Carolina […]

A Conversation with Cassandra King, the Queen of Southern Storytelling by Jonathan Haupt (guest post)

By |2017-11-12T20:14:44-05:00April 20th, 2017|

Pat Conroy and Cassandra King, photo by Rob McDonald

Cassandra King and Jonathan Haupt will speak about “A Generous Lowcountry Heart: Building on the Legacy of Pat Conroy” at First Presbyterian Church on Hilton Head Island on Wednesday, April 26th.  Free and open the public, this program will begin at 6:30 pm. An optional dinner will be served at 5:30 pm for a cost of $10. (Dinner reservations are required by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 25th; please call 843-681-3696.) First […]

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