The ABC’s of Titles for Tiny Tales, Daily Inspurrations, Tallyho in the Squat

By Free Times
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The ABC’s of Titles for Tiny Tales
Author: Mary Lee
Publisher: CreateSpace

The Columbia author’s third children’s book is intended to encourage children to write as well as read. She uses quirky titles from A to Z and vibrant illustration to inspire young readers to write their own stories in the book. Lee, a retired Air Force master sergeant, won awards for her previous books, My Air Force Mom and When Grandma’s False Teeth Fly. She will be signing her books at 2nd & Charles, 275 Harbison Blvd., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Daily Inspurrations … To Help You Always Land on Your Feet
Author: Romana Gould
Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts

The author, a first grade teacher at Dutch Fork Elementary School, says that cats “provide the ideal inspiration to slow down, savor life and appreciate each moment.” Her book — just released this week — contains photos she took of cats and inspirational messages. A portion of the proceeds from the book will go to support local animal rescue efforts.

Tallyho in the Squat
Author: Asa Ingram
Publisher: Asa Ingram

Smuggling shipments of wild rabbits from Kentucky to South Carolina doesn’t sound like the crime of the century, but the author uses it as the core of this Southern comedy. Along the way, Bill Gulledge, the unemployed-college-graduate-turned smuggler, falls in love with Rye Cotton, the country-grown daughter of the rabbit supplier. Ingram lives in the Charleston area. This is his first novel.

Events

South Carolina essays: Editor Aida Rogers and contributors Cindi Boiter, Dianne Johnson and John Cely will sign State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love (University of South Carolina Press) at Nest at Main and Hampton on Thursday, Sept. 4. First Thursday activities on Main Street begin at 6 p.m.

Woodrow Wilson biographer: Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg will discuss and sign Wilson, his biography of President Woodrow Wilson, on Sunday, Sept. 7 in a program sponsored by Historic Columbia. At 3 p.m. Berg will speak at the Robert Mills Carriage House (1616 Blanding St.). At 5 p.m. he will sign books on the porch of the Woodrow Wilson Family Home (1705 Hampton St.) The program is free but registration for the 3 p.m. talk is required because of limited seating. Visit historiccolumbia.org, call 252-1770 x32 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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