History Authors

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor

James Scott is an award-winning writer and former reporter and investigative journalist with the Charleston, S.C., Post and Courier. Scott is a recipient of the McClatchy Company President’s Award and was named the 2003 Journalist of the Year by the South Carolina Press Association. Wofford College honored Scott as its …


Early Southern Sports and Sportsmen, 1830–1910: A Literary Anthology

Jacob F. Rivers III spent much of his youth hunting and fishing in the South Carolina lowcountry. He serves as the director of the Office of Veterans Services at the University of South Carolina and teaches Themes in American Writing in the Department of English. Rivers is the author of …


Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Jonathan Odell is the author of two novels, The Healing (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2012) and The View from Delphi (MacAdam/Cage, 2004), which has been updated and republished as Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League. Odell was born and raised in Mississippi, growing up in the institutional segregation of a …


The Last Sister

A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Courtney McKinney-Whitaker holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina Honors College, a master’s of library and information science from the University of South Carolina, and a master’s in English from Illinois State University. She lives in Illinois with her family. …


Fate Moreland's Widow

John Lane is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including My Paddle to the Sea; Begin with Rock, End with Water; and most recently Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems, winner of the 2012 Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award for Poetry. A professor of English and …


Affair & Honor

Batt Humphreys is a former network news executive. During 20 years with CBS he managed the coverage events that have shaped our lives over a quarter century and as a reporter covering hurricanes, executions and more murders than he cares to remember. Dead Weight was his first novel. It won …


Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Thomas Brown has taught Civil War history at the University of South Carolina since 1996. He is the author of Dorothea Dix, New England Reformer (Harvard University Press, 1998), co-editor of Hope and Glory: Essays on the Legacy of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment (University of Massachusetts Press, 2001), and editor …


By the Red Glare

John Mark Sibley-Jones teaches English at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville. Prior to moving to Greenville, he taught English literature for fifteen years at the University of South Carolina, where he won several teaching awards, including the Michael A. Hill Outstanding Honors Faculty …


Dog Soldier Moon

McKendree R. (Mike) Long III is a former soldier with two tours as an advisor to South Vietnamese Army units. His awards and decorations include the Parachutist Badge and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He’s a member of the SCV, DCV, NRA, WWA, MWSA, SASS, VFW, and Sertoma. He now devotes …


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The Tilted World

Beth Ann Fennelly has won grants from the NEA, United States Artists, and a Fulbright to Brazil. Her honors include the Kenyon Review Prize and three inclusions in The Best American Poetry. Fennelly has published three volumes of poetry, along with her nonfiction book, Great with Child. She directs the …


Sisters of Shiloh

Kathy Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, Texas. Kathy is the best selling author of The House of Gentle Men, The Absence of Nectar and Blue Asylum. She is an award-winning creative director and advertising writer. She currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her husband. Becky Hepinstall grew up outside of Houston, …


Rebel Yell: An Oral History of Southern Rock

Michael Buffalo Smith hails from Spartanburg, S.C., also the hometown of The Marshall Tucker Band. It was that group that first inspired Buffalo to write about music. Since then, he has published six books, including Prisoner of Southern Rock: A Memoir, and his new book, Rebel Yell: An Oral History …