Beaufort County author Cassandra King will celebrate the launch of the essay and photograph collection Carolina Writers at Home with a holiday signing event at McIntosh’s Book Shoppe, 917 Bay Street, on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m.
In the book, King writes about her courtship with Pat Conroy and his insistence that she have a writing room in the house they share together. King’s essay is the lead-off essay in the book. She will be available to sign her other books as well.
Carolina Writers at Home is a unique new collection of essays with photographs of popular North and South Carolina authors in their homes. From Beaufort to Boone and a dozen places in between, Carolina Writers at Home is a rich collection of true stories showcasing the houses where some of the most notable Southern authors, including Bret Lott, Nikky Finney, Allan Gurganus, Clyde Edgerton, and Roger Pinckney, have forged their writing lives.
The homes in these twenty-five essays range from the classic bungalow and mid-century modern ranch house to wilder locales: a church, a trailer, and a sparsely-inhabited barrier island. Alongside the essays, Rob McDonald’s evocative photographs capture the writers in their habitat, preserving their distinct personalities as well as the particular character of the house and place they inhabit.