Southern Authors

Lowcountry Boneyard

Susan M. Boyer is the author of the Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, is a USA Today Bestseller, an Agatha Award winner for Best First Novel, and a Macavity nominee, among others. Susan loves beaches, Southern food, and small towns where everyone knows everyone, and everyone …


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 …


The Quaker Cafe

Brenda Bevan Remmes lives in an old family home near the Black River Swamp in South Carolina. A barrel of letters in the attic sparked her writing career with articles in Pee Dee Magazine, Caroliniana Columns, and a book, Everything Happens at the Crossroads. She began to fictionalize some 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 …


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Dollbaby

Laura Lane McNeal was born and raised in New Orleans. After receiving two degrees from SMU, she went on to earn an MBA from Tulane. She spent most of her career in advertising, working for agencies in New York and Dallas, before returning to New Orleans where she became a …


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 …


You're So Fine

USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer is a former CIA employee, journalist, and English teacher who lives in the Lowcountry of South Carolina with her family. She just finished her tenth book for St. Martin’s Press—Trouble When You Walked In, and her most recent release, You’re So Fine, was an …


Save My Place

Olivia deBelle Byrd is the third generation of her family to call Panama City, Florida, home where she resides with her husband, Tommy. They are the proud parents of Tommy Jr. and Elizabeth. She is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and taught elementary school before staying home to raise her …


The Wilds

Julia Elliott’s fiction has appeared in Tin House, the Georgia Review, Conjunctions, Fence, Best American Fantasy, and other publications. She has won a Pushcart Prize and a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award. Her debut story collec­tion, The Wilds, was chosen by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, and Book Riot as one of …


The Hard to Catch Mercy

A lifelong resident of the Carolina Low Country, William P. Baldwin is an award-winning novelist, poet, biographer and historian. He graduated from Clemson with a BA in History and an MA in English. He ran a shrimp boat for nine years then built houses, but the principle occupation of his …


Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches

Renea Winchester is a descendent of the Ridley’s of Oconee South Carolina and the Winchester’s of Rabun County, Georgia. She is a two-time winner of the Wilma Dykeman Appalachian Writer’s Award. Her worked earned her two prestigious nominations: Georgia Author of the year and the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance book …


Palmetto Moon

Kim Boykin is the author of The Wisdom of Hair from Berkley, Steal Me, Cowboy and Sweet Home Carolina from Tule, and Palmetto Moon, also from Berkley. While her heart is always in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte, NC, and has a heart for hairstylists, librarians, …