Meet authors who were born in South Carolina. Learn about their books and writing process.

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Betsy Byars | Conversations with SC Writers
Betsy Byars | Conversations with SC Writers

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Betsy Byars started her career writing for magazines. Later, she turned her attention to writing children's books. In 1971, she won a Newbery Medal for Summer of the Swans. Ms. Byars enjoys writing...
John Jakes | Conversations with SC Writers
John Jakes | Conversations with SC Writers

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John Jakes is a well-known author of historical fiction. He is also a research fellow in the Department of History at the University of South Carolina. He discusses his trilogy, Love and War. He...
Dori Sanders | Conversations with SC Writers
Dori Sanders | Conversations with SC Writers

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S.C. author Dori Sanders reads from her bestseller, Clover, and describes the characters in the novel. She talks about characters being based loosely on real-life but the stories being fictionalized...
Eleanora Tate  | Conversations with SC Writers
Eleanora Tate | Conversations with SC Writers

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Eleanora Tate is an award-winning author of children's books. She discusses writing The Secret of Gumbo Grill. Her idea for the book came from the fact that there were few books dealing with modern...
Tom Feelings | Conversations with SC Writers
Tom Feelings | Conversations with SC Writers

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Tom Feelings was both a writer and an illustrator. He taught illustrating at the University of South Carolina. Usually, the process is that a manuscript is submitted to a publisher, and the publisher...
Tommy Scott Young | Conversations with SC Writers
Tommy Scott Young | Conversations with SC Writers

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Students speak with poet, storyteller and writer Tommy Scott Young. Mr. Young starts with The Gingerbread Man. One of his secrets is to read outloud. The characters do not come fully alive without...
John Troy McQueen | Conversations with SC Writers
John Troy McQueen | Conversations with SC Writers

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South Carolina author of children's books, John Troy McQueen, begins with a reading from A World Full of Monsters. Mr. McQueen says that he sometimes writes story ideas down, but sometimes he allows...
William Price Fox | Writer's Workshop
William Price Fox | Writer's Workshop

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William Price Fox (April 9, 1926 – April 19, 2015) "You aren't working until you're writing—that's the secret." As a writer and writing teacher, Fox believes in starting with a sound and building from...
James Dickey | Writer's Workshop
James Dickey | Writer's Workshop

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James Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) In an interview laced with humor and illustrations from the works of other artists, Dickey examines the elements of poetry, compares novels to movies...
Dori Sanders: Clover | Periscope
Dori Sanders: Clover | Periscope

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The setting for her first book, Clover, is a peach farm like the one Dori Sanders grew up on. Clover was published in 1990 and immediately became a best-seller. In the story, Clover is a 10-year-old...