Author: Brenda Gable
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Prince Wolfrick from the magical New Camelot and his companion Darren the Bastard have been turned into animals by an evil curse. Then Bethany, a modern woman with latent magical power, appears on the scene and might hold the power to free them from the spell. But will evil overcome her first? This is the Lexington County author’s first published novel, and she hopes to turn it into a series. She will be signing copies from 2 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 26 at The Book Dispensary.
Waltzing with Deception
Author: Levon Sparks Salone
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
The female protagonist of this first novel is an irreligious corporate guru with a secret. Pressure mounts in her life, and her major support comes from a man who is a dedicated Christian. She bridles at what she considers his self-righteousness — until tragedy from an unexpected source threatens his life and she prays for a miracle. The author is a former clinical counselor who lives in Columbia.
Down the Owlhoot Trail
Author: J.E.S. Hays
Publisher: JMS Books
This collection of Wild West short stories follows the early teenage years of two likable scoundrels — Devon Day and the Sweetwater Kid — who aspire to become the best outlaws west of the Mississippi. The stories mix historical perspective, old-fashioned adventure and a slightly skewed sense of humor. One of the stories won second place in Art Affair’s Western Short Story Contest of 2012. The author is a pharmacist from Greenville, and she has published short stories in many different genres.
Christian Writers Showcase: The Christian Writers Alliance, a nonprofit writers support group founded in 2002, is sponsoring its first SC Christian Writers Showcase with the theme “Remembering Christ at Thanksgiving Through the Christian Writer.” Curtis Wilson, radio personality and former WLTX news anchor, is the keynote speaker for the fundraiser. Among the featured authors is Anna Courie, a fitness writer formerly from Columbia. The event is Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia. Tickets required. Details at scchristianwritersshowcase.com.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Make your own beer and wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, 736 St. Andrews Road. Click to find out how!
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: