Photo above: Story River authors Maggie Schein & Ellen Malphrus
By Lanier Laney
Recently opened Anchorage Inn 1770 on Bay Street downtown held a book signing for Story River Books with the Inn’s lovely Amy Lesene (Co-owner) and Manager Vivi Verity as hosts. Story River Books is the USC imprint of Pat Conroy and features many wonderful Lowcountry authors who were present to sign books including Ellen Malphrus (Untying the Moon), Maggie Schein (Lost Cantos of the Ouroboros Caves), John Warley (A Southern Girl), Bernie Schein (Famous All Over Town) along with the great Cassandra King (Moonrise, The Same Sweet Girls) and Pat Conroy (The Death of Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music and others). The line of fans, which included people all the way from Seattle, wound through the house, out the porch, and down the front stairs. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made this event such a success. The authors will all speak at next weekend’s “Pat Conroy at 70” events happening over three days of Halloween weekend at UCSB – check times and schedules at www.patconroyat70.com. Don’t miss it! Some events are already sold out!
From left: Local author Bernie Schein; Author Pat Conroy signing books; Author Cassandra King signing books; The Anchorage’s Amy Lesene and Vivi Verity.