The Mermaid of Hilton Head
The Mermaid of Hilton Head didn’t always live around the island; she used to travel up and down the East Coast with her mermaid pod. When passing by Hilton Head Island, she often noticed that the sea turtles seem stressed. The mermaid set out to investigate the problem and find a solution to save the turtles! After discovering a simple solution to the turtles’ problem, the Mermaid of Hilton Head dedicates her life to making sure the island’s sea turtles are safe and happy. The Mermaid of Hilton Head takes children on an aquatic adventure while teaching them about nature conservation and how the mermaid ended up making Hilton Head Island her forever home...
Sammy the Sand Dollar
Sammy is a sand dollar who loves to go on adventures with his friends, Stu the starfish and Lily the dolphin. One day, their adventure takes them too close to shore and Sammy is put in danger when a person takes him out of the water. How can Stu and Lily save their friend when they can’t leave the ocean’s safety? Luckily, a child on the beach sees what happens and takes action to return Sammy to where he belongs: in the water.

Life Off the Label: A Handbook for Creating Your Own Brand of Health and Happiness
Life Off the Label details Colleen’s dedicated efforts to live and be well, only to discover she wasn’t. She’s not alone. Seventy percent of Americans are overweight and take at least one medication. Colleen did not want to be a statistic, so she deconstructed the habits and beliefs that limited her potential. What she discovered will change your life.

The Essential Ed Koterba: ''A Most Outstanding Newspaperman''
Compiled here are 363 of Koterba's most memorable articles, including dispatches from India, Antarctica, and Communist Czechoslovakia. Also included are ''family'' articles providing a fascinating look at everyday life in the 1950s. This book is the first ever to examine the career of this extraordinary journalist.

Parris Island: "The Cradle of the Corps"
The book details the island’s discovery by the French in 1562 through colonization by the British in the early 1700s, the island’s antebellum history in the early 19th century, the American Civil War, and the island’ use by the U. S. Navy in the late 19th century. The main portion of this study discusses the transfer of Parris Island to the Marine Corps in October 1915 for use as a recruit training depot and the development of the island and Marine Corps recruit training from 1917 until the present era. Special emphasis is given to Marine recruit training during World War I (1917-1918), World War II (1941-1945), Korea, Vietnam, and the current war on terror. Dr. Alvarez, who served as a Marine drill instructor in the 1950s and who is an expert on Parris Island’s rich history, provides special insight into Marine training during this era. Dr. Daugherty, a retired Marine Master Sergeant, provides insight into the innovations and changes in recruit training since the 1980s.

Beholding Nature
From graphic, aerial photographs to lush landscapes, vast stormy seascapes and spectacular birds and animals. You'll enjoy each photograph in rich detail and brilliant color. Horan's insights as a master naturalist help set the scene and enhance your experience. Horan's body of photographic work shows his deep connection to the natural world that surrounds us. Join the journey and soar with the eagles...Beholding Nature.

Surfing in South Carolina (Images of Modern America)
For centuries, the ocean waters of the Atlantic have impacted the daily lives of those on the South Carolina coast. Beginning in the 1960s, those waves caught the imagination of young beachgoers who studied magazines and Super 8 films and refined their moves on rent-a-floats until the first surfboards became available in the area. The buildup to the Vietnam War brought GIs and their families from the West Coast and Hawaii to South Carolina, and their surfboards came along with them. Unbeknownst to each other, local surfers concentrated in the beach and military base areas of Beaufort/Hilton Head, Charleston, and Pawley’s Island/Grand Strand began to conquer nearby surf breaks. When contests finally brought these groups together, a statewide sport was born.

Before the Bridge
In writing this book I hope to give you some feeling of what Hilton Head Island was like before and after the Bridge. I was encouraged by many friends who listened to the stories my mother would entertain them with when Hilton Head was one of the islands inhabited mostly by blacks. She knew them as friends, and since some spoke Gullah, a dialect spoken by low-country island natives, it helped that she spoke it fluently (or at least communicated beautifully). Hilton Head at that time was truly an island paradise with beautiful virgin forest, environmentally pristine marshes, miles of uninhabited beach and one dirt road! This was the island I knew as a teenager in 1951. This is a history of Hilton Head that I have been a part of and watched year by year develop into what we see today. It has been a great experience and I hope you enjoy the stories of some of the true pioneers of Hilton Head Island. But when all is said and done, I truly know that islanders either "old" or "nearly new" all love this island. And that is why I'm writing this book: to share its "old" tales with the "nearly new".

Rue Toulouse
It’s Mardi Gras time in New Orleans. Attending a masquerade ball, wealthy fashion designer Caterine Doucette, dressed as a shimmering ice princess, has her cool façade shattered when she encounters Bayou-born ex-cop Remi Michaud, disguised as the darkly handsome pirate Jean Lafitte. Their true identities hidden, the princess and the pirate come together in an explosion of passion and desire. But when fantasy turns to cold reality, Caterine panics and disappears into the night, unaware this man will soon be sent to rescue her from a killer and will capture her heart.

CODE DAY ZERO: USS Constitution's Escape from Armageddon
With nuclear war approaching, the President orders USS Constitution to escape. The Contingency of Government scenario is hopelessly romantic: hopes are that the icon of America's founding ideals may survive somewhere in the South Atlantic and return someday to inspire a post-apocalyptic world. On the eve of sailing, Old Ironside's sailing master embarks on an unexpected and fantastic voyage of his own. He is transported back to the early nineteenth-century. There he finds himself caught in the intrigues of espionage drawing European nations and the young United States of America into the War of 1812. In the past, he realizes he must do nothing to change the future, even though he is tempted. He survives battles at sea, captivity by Barbary pirates, political intrigues, desertion on a barren island and discovers renewed patriotism, romance and -- most of all -- himself. He returns in time to sail Constitution, America's oldest continuously commissioned warship, on a seemingly impossible mission which thwarts the last possible launch of a nuclear holocaust.
The Man Who Stole Himself: A Novel of the Civil War
A slave steals a gunboat and escapes with his entire family. Robert Smalls boarded the Confederate gunboat Planter and steamed her under the guns of Fort Sumter to the blockading Union Navy and to freedom. Robert was a slave and he surrendered to Admiral Francis Du Pont, one of the wealthiest men in the country. Robert and Du Pont created a friendship of equality that destroyed the barriers of race, wealth, and class. When he escaped with the Planter, Robert became The Man Who Stole Himself.
Hilton Head Island: Time and Tide
Anthology of contemporary poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction, non-fiction, humor, and philosophical musings from members of the Island Writers' Network of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
A Lowcountry Wedding (Lowcountry Summer)
Wedding season has arrived in New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe’s next novel in the “distinct, complex, and endearing” (Charleston Magazine) Lowcountry Summer series, set against the romantic, charming Charleston Lowcountry.
Babette Benoit: Between Dusk and Dark
A South Louisiana ill-fate love story. The heroine's naïve innocence and absence of social sophistication gives rise to an intensely moving narrative. The author set the southern saga, based on a true story, in Thibodaux, Louisiana, a bayou town approximately 45 miles southwest of New Orleans. The book's main characters, two French girls growing up in Cajun Country in the 1950s and 1960s, are descendants of the French who settled in South Louisiana in the 1700s. The young Cajun beauty, Babette Benoit falls in love with the aristocratic son of the owner of Sugar Oaks Plantation, Louie Levert. Babette's innocence makes her story a Cajun/Creole tragedy of manners. The continuing conflicts that occur throughout her life create the heartbreak in her life. After Babette loses her son, fragile and frail, she breaks from reality. Torn by guilt, she chooses vodka as her disastrous drug of choice. Babette's best friend, Gabrielle Chappell, chronicles an ordinary girls' life into an extraordinarily bittersweet romance.
My Life with Charles Fraser
Hilton Head Island-The life of Charles Fraser, the iconic developer of Sea Pines Plantation, Amelia Island, Kiawah and Palmas del Mar resorts can only fully be told by following the stunning career paths of the young professionals he embraced and nurtured. My Life with Charles Fraser by Hilton Head Island, SC author Charlie Ryan and publisher Pamela Ovens is an important history of the young MBAs of the 1960s AND 1970s that Charles Fraser recruited from Harvard, Yale, Wharton, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania. The book records in lively manner their desire to lean and build on the shores of the Atlantic. Forsaking well-worn paths into finance and traditional real estate, they hitched their wagons to the unconventional dreams of Charles Fraser. It tells how Charles E. Fraser took Beaufort County, SC from the poorest to the richest with his development.
The Buried War
The Buried War is a bugle cry; a Reveille of rage and a eulogy for the lost souls of war. It is the story of my father, his PTSD as a WW II veteran, my own journey as a Franciscan monk and heartfelt struggle with depression throughout my life. It is the story of a family from Alliance, Ohio weathering the storm of incredible poverty and hopelessness while living with the insanity of a father impaired and afflicted by the war. It is the story of my search for purpose and meaning by following the way of St. Francis of Assisi even after leaving behind the robe, the cord and the sandals.
You Don't Have to Come Back, You Just Have to Go Out: AN AUTHOR'S ADVENTURES IN 30 YEARS OF SCHOOL VISITS (Bluffton Books)
When I started my writing career with a single children s mystery book, I had no idea the can of worms I was opening! Success and a reader fan base soon meant that I was awash in requests to visit our school! I always say I m a writer, not a speaker, but how do you say no to a librarian/media specialist or teacher? You don't!
How to Speak Golf: An Illustrated Guide to Links Lingo (HOW TO SPEAK SPORTS)
From ace to zinger, How to Speak Golf includes over 125 golf terms paired with charming and clever illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around a golf course. Clubhouse Chatter sections are sprinkled throughout where you'll learn about everything from the origins of golf, the worst courses and biggest sand bunkers in the world, to the reason why there are so many bird references in golf terminology, a history of famous holes-in-one, and much, much more!
Fast Track Networking: Turning Conversations Into Contacts
Whether you are looking to secure a new deal--or land a new job--Fast Track Networking gives you the tools you'll need to put the power of networking to work for you. You'll be amazed at the opportunities that will unfold once you begin to network right...and unconditionally.
Untying the Moon: A Novel (Story River Books)
Recalling the writings of James Dickey, Jack Kerouac, Jack London, Pat Conroy, Mary Alice Monroe, and Lee Smith, Untying the Moon explores the redemptive powers of home, nature, creation, and storytelling itself. With prose that ebbs and flows from the lyrical and lush to the staccato and sparse, Malphrus's novel is rich with classical allusions and regional folklore, the enrapturing beauty of its settings, a racially and geographically diverse charismatic cast, and all the mystery and magic of fate. New York Times best-selling writer and Story River Books editor at large Pat Conroy provides a foreword to the novel.
Art and Craft: Thirty Years on the Literary Beat
Art and Craft presents the hand-picked fruit of Bill Thompson’s three decades covering writers and writing as book review editor of Charleston, South Carolina’s Post and Courier. Beginning with a foreword by Charleston novelist Josephine Humphreys, this collection is a compendium of interviews featuring some of the most distinguished novelists and nonfiction writers in America and abroad, including Tom Wolfe, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bragg, and Anthony Bourdain, as well as many South Carolinians. With ten thematic chapters ranging from the Southern Renaissance, literature, biography, and travel writing to crime fiction and Civil War history, Art and Craft also includes a sampling of Thompson’s reviews.
Dawn of The Living Ghost (The InSpectre Series) (Volume 1)
Advertising artist Wayne Martin dies in a car accident, but it wasn't his time. He is given the opportunity to return to life by InSpectres, afterlife beings who return souls to their bodies if they die at the wrong time, but he must also work as an InSpectre himself. Wayne's first mission as an InSpectre is to track down the evil spirit Schofield, a powerful herald of The Fallen One who has destroyed many InSpectres over the last 130 years. Will Wayne be the latest InSpectre to fall to Schofield?
Rise And Shine
Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration, starting in the 1960s in his hometown of Perry, Georgia. There in the low-rolling hills and slow-moving creeks of Middle Georgia he tells--with good humor and reflection--stories about his family, and how for generations farm-to-table food was a mainstay in their daily lives. He also relates how food was the common denominator for all aspects of life in the South, especially in small towns and rural communities. Barrett shares his need to leave behind those days of stewed squash and fried okra, and move on to what he felt were more sophisticated and global offerings. He discovered, however, that while he tried to take his palate of out of Dixie, there was always some Georgia red clay in his blood--and in his taste buds.
A Peach of a Pair
March, 1953. Nettie Gilbert has cherished her time studying to be a music teacher at Columbia College in South Carolina, but as graduation approaches, she can’t wait to return to her family—and her childhood sweetheart, Brooks—in Alabama. But just days before her senior recital, she gets a letter from her mama telling her that Brooks is getting married . . . to her own sister.
Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books
As a young bookworm reading in her grandfather's butcher shop, Cara Nicoletti saw how books and food bring people to life. Now a butcher, cook, and talented writer, she serves up stories and recipes inspired by beloved books and the food that gives their characters depth and personality.
Sunrise on Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head is a foot-shaped island off the coast of South Carolina, approximately 20 miles northeast of Savannah, Georgia and 95 miles southeast of Charleston, South Carolina. Most of the photographs in this book were taken on Coligny Beach, which is located on the "instep" of the island, at the end of Pope Avenue and due east of Coligny Circle. They are grouped by the season in which they were shot in order to show the tremendous diversity of scenes that can be witnessed throughout the year. Other photographs are included to show the magnitude of beauty on the island.
A Lowcountry Christmas
A wounded warrior and his younger brother discover the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless story of family bonds. As far as ten-year-old Miller McClellan is concerned, it’s the worst Christmas ever. His father’s shrimp boat is docked, his mother is working two jobs, and with finances strained, Miller is told they can’t afford the dog he desperately wants. “Your brother’s return from war is our family’s gift,” his parents tell him. But when Taylor returns with PTSD, family strains darken the holidays. Then Taylor’s service dog arrives—a large black Labrador/Great Dane named Thor. His brother even got the dog! When Miller goes out on Christmas Eve with his father’s axe, determined to get his family the tree they can't afford, he takes the dog for company—but accidentally winds up lost in the wild forest. The splintered family must come together to rediscover their strengths, family bond, and the true meaning of Christmas.
Lowcountry Voodoo A to Z (Bluffton Books)
New Orleans and Haiti are not the only "ground zeros" of voodoo. Historic Beaufort, S.C. (where the author lives) is home to a rich history of voodoo culture and conjurors. From the ancient knowledge of the Gullah-Geehee on St. Helena's Island to avowed voodoo Sheriff James McTeer, this book shares the serious, silly, spooky, believable, unbelievable, and amazing influences of voodoo on the Lowcountry.
Morgan Otter Saves the Sea Turtles
Eight-year-old Morgan Otter moves from her home in the hot Arizona desert to damp, green Georgia when her father gets a new job. She attends a day camp at the Nature Center where she meets new friends and learns about the animals of the Lowcountry, including endangered sea turtles. As Morgan learns about the sea turtles, she vows to become a sea turtle superhero with her new friend, Claire. The dynamic duo help protect baby sea turtles at the beach and make sure they make it to the ocean unharmed.