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Robert J. Sherertz at The Moveable Feast Dec. 7

WED., Dec. 7 ~ Robert J. Sherertz (A Hero Among Millions) at Inlet Affairs51rp3ajcmql-_sy346_

Lt Commander Jack Sherertz joined the Navy as a 90-day Wonder Ensign and began World War II on the USS Nevada on December 7, 1941. He was then transferred to PT boat Squadron 1 and to Midway Island in time for the Battle of Midway. He was reassigned to PT boat Squadron 34, shipped to England and participated in D-Day and the defense of the Channel Islands. Over the five years that he served in the Navy he lost six fellow Ensigns at Pearl Harbor, fifty other men on the USS Nevada, organized the funeral for eleven marine pilots on Midway, and ordered sixteen men to their death off the coast of Jersey Island. He had at least 83 good reasons why he never talked about the war, but finally, at the age of 91, he decided to tell his story … to his son. Bob Sherertz, Murrells Inlet resident and Grand Strand Regional Hospital staff physician, was a committed recorder of his father’s World War II experience. His medical research experience came in handy filling in the few gaps in his father’s story and confirming what was said in every way possible. But mostly, as in the oral traditions of old, he listened carefully and wrote down the story for future generations.

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more when the book is included); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

Pat Conroy’s Legacy Honored

Dec. 2 ~ Cassandra King (A Lowcountry Heart: Reflections on a Writing Life) at Ocean One, Litchfield

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With a beautiful introduction from his widow, novelist Cassandra King, A Lowcountry Heart honors Pat Conroy’s legacy and the innumerable lives he touched. This new volume of nonfiction brings together some of the most charming interviews, magazine articles, speeches, and letters from Conroy’s long literary career, many of them addressed directly to his readers with his habitual greeting, “Hey, out there.” Ranging across diverse subjects, such as favorite recent reads, the challenge of staying motivated to exercise, and processing the loss of dear friends, Conroy’s eminently memorable pieces offer a unique window into the life of a true titan of Southern writing. Finally, the collection turns to remembrances of “The Great Conroy,” as he is lovingly titled by friends, and concludes with a eulogy. The inarguable power of Conroy’s work resonates throughout A Lowcountry Heart, and his influence promises to endure. This moving tribute is sure to be a cherished keepsake for any true Conroy fan and remain a lasting monument to one of the best-loved masters of contemporary American letters.

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more when the book is included); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

Author Jane Dill to speak at Sunset River Marketplace Nov. 10

Author Jane Dill will speak and sign books at Sunset River Marketplace art gallery in Calabash on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the art gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series.author_jane_dill

Dill’s novel, “Flora’s Wreath,” is the story of four women with a love of botany who embark on the controversial path of helping people end their lives with dignity.  The events, though set in Victorian times, explore issues still relevant today. “Flora’s Wreath,” which is Dill’s first novel, has earned positive reviews, both for her treatment of the subject matter and for her lyrical prose.

 

Dill grew up in  New Jersey, where she earned degrees in psychology and medical arts at Fairleigh Dickinson University. After moving to San Juan Island in Washington, she developed an interest in native plants and became a Master Gardener, often writing newspaper and magazine articles on the subject. It was there that she also completed “Flora’s Wreath.” Today, Dill resides in Asheville, NC, and in addition to writing, is also a weaver and singer.

 

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free to the public.  However, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.

November Events with The Moveable Feast

Nov. 4 ~ Donna Everhart (The Education of Dixie Dupree) at Hot Fish Club, Murrells Inlet

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Narrated by her young heroine in a voice as sure and resonant as The Secret Life of Bees’ Lily or Bastard Out of Carolina’s Bone, Donna Everhart’s remarkable debut is a story about mothers and daughters, the guilt and pain that pass between generations, and the truths that are impossible to hide, especially from ourselves. In 1969, Dixie Dupree is eleven years old and already an expert liar. Only when Dixie desperately needs help and is met with disbelief does she realize how much damage her past lies have done. But she has courage and a spirit that may yet prevail, forcing secrets into the open and allowing her to forgive and become whole again.

Nov. 11 ~ Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie (America’s First Daughter) at Ocean One

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In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Dray and Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha “Patsy” Jefferson Randolph – a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy. As Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother’s death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France. There, at 15, she learns about her father’s troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. As scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father’s reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

 The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more when the book is included); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

 

 

Author/psychologist Deb Reble to speak at Sunset River Marketplace Oct. 13

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Sunset River Marketplace announces  a book launch party for author/psychologist Dr. Debra L. Reble on Thursday, Oct. 13. The event is part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series, but the time has been changed from 4 to 6 p.m. Champagne and refreshments will be served.

 

Reble’s latest book is Being Love: How Loving Yourself Creates Ripples of Transformation In your Relationships and the World. Reble, who is a licensed psychologist with expertise in the areas of individual and relationship counseling, is also a therapeutic intuitive, specializing in energetic healing and meditation.

 

Consciously merging her practical tools as a psychologist with her intuitive and spiritual gifts, Reble empowers women to connect with their hearts and live authentically.  Being Love has garnered praise from industry leaders including Arielle Ford, Emmanuel Dagher, Kristi Ling and others.

 

Reble is also the author of Soul-Hearted Partnership: The Ultimate Experience of Love, Passion, and Intimacy, which garnered four book awards including the Eric Hoffer award, as well as a contributing author to two of the best-selling Inspiration for a Women’s Soul books.  A frequent guest contributor to Aspire Magazine and other high-profile blogs, Reble offers insights that are embraced by readers around the world. Her popular inspirational podcast, Soul-Hearted Living, airs on iTunes and other platforms. Learn more at www.debrareble.com and download the author’s complimentary four-part Soul-Hearted Living Sacred Meditation Series.

 

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free. However, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 or sign up online by visiting the gallery’s Coffee With the Authors blog at sunsetrivermarketplace.com.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both Brunswick County in North Carolina and nearby Horry County, SC

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, N.C. Regular hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call the gallery or visit the website. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

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Kathryn Smith at The Moveable Feast

The Moveable Feast 

 Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

Sept. 30 ~ Kathryn Smith (The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of the Partnership That Defined a Presidency) at Inlet Affairs

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The first biography of arguably the most influential member of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand, FDR’s de facto chief of staff, who has been misrepresented, mischaracterized, and overlooked throughout history…until now. Widely considered the first female presidential chief of staff, Marguerite “Missy” LeHand was the right-hand woman to Franklin Delano Roosevelt – both personally and professionally – for more than twenty years. Although her official title as personal secretary was relatively humble, her power and influence were unparalleled. Everyone in the White House knew one truth: If you wanted access to Franklin, you had to get through Missy. She was one of his most trusted advisors, affording her a unique perspective on the president that no one else could claim, and she was deeply admired and respected by Eleanor and the Roosevelt children. With unprecedented access to Missy’s family and original source materials, journalist Kathryn Smith tells the captivating and forgotten story of the intelligent, loyal, and clever woman who had a front-row seat to history in the making. The Gatekeeper is a thoughtful, revealing unsung-hero story about a woman ahead of her time, the true weight of her responsibility, and the tumultuous era in which she lived – and a long overdue tribute to one of the most important female figures in American history.

For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com

The Moveable Feast Welcomes Julia Franks in Myrtle Beach area event

 

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week or even a Saturday Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more when the book is included); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com.

 July 22 – Julia Franks (Over the Plain House) at Carefree Catering

It’s 1939, and the federal government has sent USDA agent Virginia Furman into the North Carolina mountains to instruct families on modernizing their homes and farms. There she meets farm wife Irenie Lambey, who is immediately drawn to the lady agent’s self-possession. Already, cracks are emerging in Irenie’s fragile marriage to Brodis, an ex-logger turned fundamentalist preacher: She has taken to night ramblings through the woods to escape her husband’s bed, storing strange keepsakes in a mountain cavern. To Brodis, these are all the signs that Irenie – tiptoeing through the dark in her billowing white nightshirt – is practicing black magic. When Irenie slips back into bed with a kind of supernatural stealth, Brodis senses that a certain evil has entered his life, linked to the lady agent, or perhaps to other, more sinister forces. Working in the stylistic terrain of Amy Greene and Bonnie Jo Campbell, this mesmerizing debut by Julia Franks is the story of a woman intrigued by the possibility of change, escape, and reproductive choice – stalked by a Bible-haunted man who fears his government and stakes his integrity upon an older way of life. As Brodis chases his demons, he brings about a final act of violence that shakes the entire valley. In this spellbinding Southern story, Franks bares the myths and mysteries that modernity can’t quite dispel.

The Moveable Feast in Myrtle Beach for July 2016

Mostly Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 each

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com.Bronwen Dickey

July 1 – Bronwen Dickey (Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon) at Carefree Catering

With unfailing thoughtfulness, compassion and a firm grasp of scientific fact, the daughter of James and sister of Christopher explores how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs – and what role humans have played in the transformation. When Bronwen Dickey brought her new dog home, she saw no traces of the infamous viciousness in her affectionate, timid pit bull. Which made her wonder: How had the breed – beloved by Teddy Roosevelt, Helen Keller, and Hollywood’s “Little Rascals” – come to be known as a brutal fighter? Her search for answers takes her from 19th century New York City dogfighting pits to early 20th century movie sets, from the battlefields of Gettysburg and the Marne, to desolate urban neighborhoods, culminating in a clear-eyed portrait of this extraordinary breed and an insightful view of Americans’ relationship with their dogs.

 

July 8 – Beatriz Williams (A Certain Age) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw

We last met New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers when she trio-ed with Karen White, and here she brings the Roaring Twenties brilliantly to life in an enchanting and compulsively readable tale of intrigue, romance, and scandal in New York Society, brimming with lush atmosphere, striking characters, and irresistible charm. As the freedom of the Jazz Age transforms New York City, the iridescent Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and Southampton, Long Island, has done the unthinkable: she’s fallen in love with her young paramour, Captain Octavian Rofrano, a handsome aviator and hero of the Great War. An intense and deeply honorable man, Octavian is devoted to the beautiful socialite of a certain age and wants to marry her. While times are changing and she does adore the Boy, divorce for a woman of Theresa’s wealth and social standing is out of the question, and there is no need; she has an understanding with Sylvo, her generous and well-respected philanderer husband. Full of the glamour, wit and delicious twists that are the hallmarks of Beatriz Williams’ fiction, A Certain Age is a beguiling reinterpretation of Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, set against the sweeping decadence of Gatsby’s New York.

 

TUESDAY, July 12 – Charles Joyner, Orville Vernon Burton, Eldred E. “Wink” Prince, Jr. (Becoming Southern Writers: Essays in Honor of Charles Joyner) at Ocean Club, Grande Dunes

Nearly thirty exceptional writers of fact, fiction and poetry pay tribute to South Carolinian Charles Joyner’s fifty-year career as a Southern historian, folklorist and social activist. These exceptional writers – a veritable Who’s Who of Southern writers – are among Joyner’s many friends, admirers and colleagues, as well as those to whom Joyner has served as a mentor. The contributors describe how they came to write about the South and the manner they came to write about it, as well as offering reflections on the humanistic tradition of scholarship as lived experience. Diverse in theme and style, these writings represent each author’s personal reflections on experiences living in and writing about the South while touching on topics that surfaced in Joyner’s own works, such as race, family, culture, and place. Whether based on personal or historical events, each one speaks to Joyner’s theme that “all history is local history, somewhere.”

 

July 15 – Emily Edwards (Bars, Blues, and Booze) at Inlet Affairs

True accounts from musicians, bar owners, and regulars at the crossroads of good times and despair.

Bars, Blues, and Booze collects lively bar tales from the intersection of black and white musical cultures in the South. Many of these stories do not seem dignified, decent, or filled with uplifting euphoria, but they are real narratives of people who worked hard with their hands during the week to celebrate the weekend with music and mind-altering substances. These are stories of musicians who may not be famous celebrities but are men and women deeply occupied with their craft – professional musicians stuck with a day job. The author is a professor of media studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. She is also an independent filmmaker, whose work includes the documentary “Deadheads: An America Subculture, “which is distributed nationally on PBS stations, and two feature films with blues music scores, “Root Doctor” and “Bone Creek.”

 

July 22 – Julia Franks (Over the Plain House) at Carefree Catering

It’s 1939, and the federal government has sent USDA agent Virginia Furman into the North Carolina mountains to instruct families on modernizing their homes and farms. There she meets farm wife Irenie Lambey, who is immediately drawn to the lady agent’s self-possession. Already, cracks are emerging in Irenie’s fragile marriage to Brodis, an ex-logger turned fundamentalist preacher: She has taken to night ramblings through the woods to escape her husband’s bed, storing strange keepsakes in a mountain cavern. To Brodis, these are all the signs that Irenie – tiptoeing through the dark in her billowing white nightshirt – is practicing black magic. When Irenie slips back into bed with a kind of supernatural stealth, Brodis senses that a certain evil has entered his life, linked to the lady agent, or perhaps to other, more sinister forces. Working in the stylistic terrain of Amy Greene and Bonnie Jo Campbell, this mesmerizing debut by Julia Franks is the story of a woman intrigued by the possibility of change, escape, and reproductive choice – stalked by a Bible-haunted man who fears his government and stakes his integrity upon an older way of life. As Brodis chases his demons, he brings about a final act of violence that shakes the entire valley. In this spellbinding Southern story, Franks bares the myths and mysteries that modernity can’t quite dispel.

 

July 29 – West Fraser (Painting the Southern Coast) at Pawleys Plantation

This stunning collection of the works of West Fraser, one of the nation’s most respected painters of representational art. A mastery of his medium and the scope of work ensure his place in Southern art history. A true son of the lowcountry, Fraser has dedicated much of his career to capturing the lush, primordial beauty of the Southeast’s coastal regions that have been altered by man and time. The 260 works in this book are representative of the sketches, studies, and finished paintings he has generated over his nearly forty-year career, works that depict coastal locales from Winyah Bay, South Carolina, to St. Augustine, Florida, and include Charleston, Hilton Head, Savannah, and the islands of the lowcountry through the Golden Isles of Georgia.

 

The Moveable Feast in Myrtle Beach for June 2016

Mostly Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., $25 each

Literary luncheons with exciting authors at area restaurants

The Moveable Feast is held at area restaurants throughout the year on Fridays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. On occasion, an author’s book tour schedule is accommodated with a mid-week Moveable Feast. For each feast, the chef prepares an exquisite menu, typically unavailable during the restaurant’s public hours. The presentation precedes the meal. Individuals, couples, friends, book clubs and other groups are assigned table seating. Each literary luncheon is followed by a book signing at Litchfield Books for those unable to participate in the feast. Each feast is $25 (occasionally more); books are available at a 10% discount from Litchfield Books. For schedules and reservations, call 843-235-9600 or www.classatpawleys.com.
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June 3 – Karen White (Flight Patterns) at Pawleys Plantation

The New York Times bestselling author tells the story of a woman coming home to the family she left behind – and to the woman she always wanted to be… Georgia Chambers has spent her life sifting through other people’s pasts while trying to forget her own. But then her work as an expert of fine china – especially of Limoges – requires her to return to the one place she swore she’d never revisit… It’s been thirteen years since Georgia left her family home on the coast of Florida, and nothing much has changed, except that there are fewer oysters and more tourists. She finds solace seeing her grandfather still toiling away in the apiary where she spent much of her childhood, but encountering her estranged mother and sister leaves her rattled. Seeing them after all this time makes Georgia realize that something has been missing – and unless she finds a way to heal these rifts, she will forever be living vicariously through other people’s remnants. To embrace her own life – mistakes and all – she will have to find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past and the secrets she was forced to keep…

 

June 10 – Amber Brock (A Fine Imitation) at Kimbel’s, Wachesaw

Vera Bellington’s life at the top of society in New York City in 1923 is everything she was groomed for in her youth. She has the money, the influential (if distant) husband, and the social cachet. But her pedigree and privilege can’t protect her from the upheaval her relationship with a talented and handsome muralist brings. More troubling are the artist’s secrets, and confronting them eventually forces Vera to make a choice similar to one she made ten years earlier, in a friendship that nearly ruined her.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, June 14 – Leila Meacham (Titans) at Pawleys Plantation

Texas in the early 1900s, its inhabitants still traveling by horseback and barely familiar with the telephone, was on the cusp of an oil boom that, unbeknownst to its residents, would spark a period of dramatic changes and economic growth. In the midst of this transformative time in Southern history, two unforgettable characters emerge and find their fates irrevocably intertwined: Samantha Gordon, the privileged heiress to the sprawling Las Tres Lomas cattle ranch near Fort Worth, and Nathan Holloway, a sweet-natured and charming farm boy from far north Texas. As changes sweep the rustic countryside, Samantha and Nathan’s connection drives this narrative compulsively forward as they love, lose, and betray. In this grand yet intimate novel, Meacham once again delivers a heartfelt, big-canvas story full of surprising twists and deep emotional resonance.

 

TUESDAY, June 21 – Elin Hilderbrand (Here’s To Us) at Pine Lakes Country Club, Myrtle Beach

In her 17th novel New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand writes about a grieving family that finds solace where they least expect it. Celebrity chef Deacon Thorpe has always been a force of nature with an insatiable appetite for life. But after that appetite contributes to Deacon’s shocking death in his favorite place on earth, a ramshackle Nantucket summer cottage, his (messy, complicated) family is reeling. Now Deacon’s three wives, his children, and his best friend gather on the island he loved to say farewell. As they slowly let go of the resentments they’ve held onto for years and remember the good times, secrets are revealed, confidences are shared, and improbable bonds are formed as this unlikely family says goodbye to the man who brought them all together, for better or worse.

 

June 24 – Wendy Wax (Sunshine Beach) at Inlet Affairs

USA Today bestselling author Wendy Wax brings back the women (Maddie, Avery and Nikki) of Ten Beach Road and hands them an irresistible new challenge – bringing a historic seaside hotel back to life while fighting with the rest of the cast and crew of Do Over to take back control of the show. There’s nothing that a fresh coat of paint and a few glasses of wine can’t fix…

 

Mystery writer Troy D. Nooe to speak at Calabash gallery’s Coffee With the Authors

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Myrtle Beach, SC mystery author Troy D. Nooe is scheduled to speak at Sunset River Marketplace as part of the Calabash, NC gallery’s Coffee With the Authors lecture series, owner Ginny Lassiter has announced. The event, which runs from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, is free to the public.  However, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Nooe will be discussing  “Long-Legged Rosie,” third in his series of Frankie McKellor  murder mysteries set in 1950’s Myrtle Beach. Nooe’s hero, Baltimore gumshoe Frank McKellor, has now relocated to the beach as head of security for the infamous Ocean Forest Hotel. He meets up with former lady friend Rosie, and the trouble begins.

 

Originally from Baltimore himself, Nooe has lived in the Grand Strand area for close to 20 years. The father of three is a former paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He is the author of “The Ocean Forest,” which was a top five finalist for a national Shamus Award, and “Damn Yankee,” the second in Nooe’s Frankie McKellor murder mysteries.

 

After Nooe’s presentation, the gallery’s lecture series is on hiatus until Sept. 8 when the schedule picks up with Jen Purcell, author of “The Nurse Whisperer” and “The Dirty Mermaid.” On the evening of Oct. 13, the gallery will hold a launch party for Dr. Debra Reble’s new book, “Being Love.”  The Nov. 10 presentation will be made by Jane Dill, author of “Flora’s Wreath,” and Eleanor Selph, author of “Hamburger & Milkshake: Amazing Journey of a Southern Belle,” will speak on Dec. 8.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom framing, painting and pottery classes and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts, as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub for both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910-575-5999 or visit the website: www. sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery’s Facebook page.