Friday, January 13, 2017

Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlight Part 4

All this week we’ll be highlighting authors participating in January’s Emerging Author Drop-In on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. At the drop-in you’ll be able to meet emerging and local authors and hear their stories.  Books will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at (843) 849-6161 or come by 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Now, for the highlighting of two of the twelve authors participating.

Book descriptions from Amazon.com.  Links will take you to the book’s or author’s Goodreads page.

Bob Spearman


Turf and Surf
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has long been known as a go-to tourist destination. But beneath the sunny exterior lies a dark power struggle between locals, summer workers, tourists, and drug dealing gangsters.
Events converge to a dangerous day of reckoning as a serial kidnapper terrorizes summer workers and a new drug gang attempts to make a claim of their own. With a corrupt police force in charge, does Myrtle Beach have any chance of surviving as a family beach resort?

Spearman also wrote Hard Road and Shrimpin' Gold.



C.L. Wells


Utopian Day
International crime, kidnapping, and murder intertwine themselves in this novel about three convicted felons who are attempting to change their criminal ways and build something positive out of their lives. Suddenly, James, Laura, and J.T. are pulled back into the world of crime as they are blackmailed into helping to steal 80 million dollars. With no one to trust and the authorities on their trail they must each confront their own beliefs about what is right and wrong, and decide just how far they are willing to go to be free of their past mistakes.

Wells also wrote the The Seer, first book in the Paranormal Gift Series.


Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 1
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 2
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 3

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlight Part 3

All this week we’ll be highlighting authors participating in January’s Emerging Author Drop-In on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. At the drop-in you’ll be able to meet emerging and local authors and hear their stories.  Books will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at (843) 849-6161 or come by 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Now, for the highlighting of three of the twelve authors participating.

Book descriptions from Amazon.com.  Links will take you to the book’s or author’s Goodreads page.

Diane Miley


Time to Enjoy Your Blessings
Balance and simplify your life...and find time to enjoy your blessings!  Do you run your life or does life run you? Time to Enjoy Your Blessings helps you live according to God's expectations, not society's.  Using biblical principles and simple techniques, you'll discover how to: make your blessings priorities, set goals, simplify your life, organize your home, get things done, and more! Enjoy the journey to simplicity and balance.  Get back to the basics of God and family today-and take the time to enjoy your blessings.

Miley also writes the Crystal Falls Series including: Lilacs for Laura, Roses for Rachel, Violets for Vanessa, and Sunflowers for Sarita.  This series of inspirational love stories follow four separate women as they recreate their lives and possibly find love in the process.

Ann W. Phillips


Friends are Everywhere: A Gift of Love

Cheryl has the ability to talk to animals including those that come to her window and her two best friends Smokey, the cat, and Bandit, the dog.  The critters get together and make a special Christmas gift for Cheryl and her family.






Susan Sloate


Forward to Camelot
On November 22, 1963, just hours after President Kennedy’s assassination, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President aboard Air Force One using JFK’s own Bible. Immediately afterward, the Bible disappeared. It has never been recovered. Today, its value would be beyond price.
In the year 2000, actress Cady Cuyler is recruited to return to 1963 for this Bible—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city, on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.

Sloate also wrote Realizing You and Stealing Fire.

Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 1
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 2
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 4

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlight Part 2

All this week we’ll be highlighting authors participating in January’s Emerging Author Drop-In on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. At the drop-in you’ll be able to meet emerging and local authors and hear their stories.  Books will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at (843) 849-6161 or come by 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Now, for the highlighting of three of the twelve authors participating.

Book descriptions from Amazon.com.  Links will take you to the book’s or author’s Goodreads page.

Sunita Hira


The Golden Princess
The glorious kingdom of Swarna Bhumi has fallen prey to the demonic forces of evil. In one dark night, a murderous rampage is carried out by the most ruthless of conspirators. There is a witness to this heinous crime. The symbolic statue of the ruling Goddess is watching. Some years later, an incarnate princess, is born to a small, peaceful kingdom at the foothills of the Himalayan range.
The story unfolds with a horrific crime, bringing a sudden and devastating end to a powerful ruling dynasty. A few years later, an incarnate princess takes birth in a nearby princely state. What is the compelling mystery that links the two houses?


Nadine Johnson


I Am
Sure to be one of your child's favorite books, "I Am" encourages children to explore the positive qualities that they possess. This book discusses the importance of being motivated, helpful, knowledgeable, and many other positive traits.

For a full listing of titles offered by Nadine Johnson, please see her website.





Jeanne M. Lyles


What if you could see the unseen spiritual world around you? Imagine what you might see and how that sight would change your perspective. Join Wilson Gordon as he sharpens his spiritual vision. A gift given by an old friend enables Wilson to begin a friendship with his Guardian Angel. Together they discover the mystery and saving Grace that accompanies the gifts given to us by Jesus himself, the Sacraments. The first in a series of stories about the glory of the Sacraments, this book offers an imaginative glimpse into the real power that accompanies our Baptism and the Eucharist. 



Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 1
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 3
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 4

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlight Part 1

All this week we’ll be highlighting authors participating in January’s Emerging Author Drop-In on Saturday, January 21 from 2:00 – 4:00pm. At the drop-in you’ll be able to meet emerging and local authors and hear their stories.  Books will be available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Charleston Friends of the Library. 

For more information, please contact the Mount Pleasant Regional Library at (843) 849-6161 or come by 1133 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant.

Now, for the highlighting of four of the twelve authors participating.

Book descriptions from Amazon.com.  Links will take you to the book’s or author’s Goodreads page. 


Sylvie Rosenberg escaped the holocaust—but can she escape the past? October 20, 1942. Benjamin Katz and his frightened family stand at the train station in occupied Holland, unsure if they would be taken to their freedom—or the death camp.  Sylvie, his granddaughter, who was six years old at the time, would later recall the madness as they wondered if their desperate last minute escape would work.  When the German officer received the order to allow the escape he said, "I would have much rather been given the order to kill all of you."

Their entire art collection had long made them a prime target of Adolf Hitler and his greedy henchmen.  Now they had one big trade—a Rembrandt in exchange for twenty-five lives.


Jerry and Nancy Binko have collaborated in writing a book that is down-to-earth and inspiring. Each of the twenty-one chapters offers thoughts for serious meditation.  They include: Getting to Know God, Taking Care of Yourself, Stewardship, The Attitude of Gratitude, Forgiveness, and Humility.  Add some humor, personal stories, and practical Scripture quotations, and you have a book that will lead you to a greater appreciation of God's love, as you reflect on what it means to live a life of joy as a Christian.






What a sad day for Fred Winklemeyer III, a cherubic, freckled-faced seven-year-old.  His world is about to turn upside down.  Fred must move from his home surrounded by sights and sounds to a strange and serene place.  But Jake, Fred's new best buddy, has other plans first...they embark on an exciting, risky adventure! Fred soon discovers that change can bring curious, fun-filled escapades!


Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 2
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 3
Emerging Author Drop-In: Author Highlights Part 4

Friday, January 6, 2017

Emerging Authors: January 2016


Thank you for supporting local and emerging writers at Mt. Pleasant Regional. For more information about the program, including how to participate as an author at future events, please email MtpReference@ccpl.org.


To find out more about these authors check out these blog posts:
Author Highlights Part 1
Author Highlights Part 2
Author Highlights Part 3
Author Highlights Part 4