The Blue Bicycle Books Author’s Luncheon Series continues Sat., March 13, noon to 2 pm, with local novelists Batt Humphreys and Nicole Seitz.
Mount Pleasant’s Nicole Seitz, author of The Spirit of Sweetgrass, Trouble the Water, and A Hundred Years of Happiness will discuss her newest novel. Saving Cicadas is the story of Priscilla Lynn Macy, the single mother of two daughters, Rainey Dae, 17, who has Down’s syndrome, and Janie Doe, a precocious eight-year-old. When Priscilla discovers she’s pregnant, she quits her job, packs up her famly and hits the road, eventually ending up at her ancestral home in Forest Pines, S.C.
Seitz, who also paints the watercolor covers of all of her books, lives in Mount Pleasant with her husband and two children.
Batt Humphreys’ first novel Dead Weight is set in 1910 Charleston, based on a true story about a murder of a Jewish merchant and the black man wrongly accused of the crime. A Georgia native, Humphreys began a career in television news in Charleston in the early eighties. As a senior producer for the CBS News in New York, he managed the coverage of the first hours of the morning of September 11, several wars, elections, and as a reporter covered hurricanes, executions and more murders than he cares to remember. Humphreys and his wife Laura currently live on a farm outside Charleston, along with horses, dogs and cats of varying populations.
The talk and luncheon will be at an Upper King area restaurant (to be announced), followed by a dessert-and-champagne book signing at the bookstore, 420 King St.
Saturday, Mar. 13, 2010, 12 – 2 pm, $35. Advance reservations required. For tickets please call 843.722.2666 or buy online here.
Can’t make the luncheon? Order signed copies of the books here.
signed copies will ship after March 14