Here's how Lowcountry author Roger Pinckney is descrived on his official website:
"Roger Pinckney was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, educated at the University of South Carolina and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He took off to Alaska at a tender age, but never made it. Stranded on a chilly road-side in Northern Minnesota, Pinckney bought land, took up with a long string of Norwegian girls, raised horse, cattle, babies, learned to dynamite stumps, cook maple syrup, and drive sled dogs. He taught school, wrote grants and news- paper features, and preached the Gospel in a little country church. His children grown and scattered, a marriage hard aground, Pinckney came back to the Lowcountry. He lives on Daufuskie Island, the last sparsely settled place on the South Carolina coast, where he works to preserve land and culture."
If that self-portrait doesn’t grab you from the get-go, Roger’s list of writing credits is certain to. He’s author of The Beaufort Chronicles, Blue Roots, The Right Side of the River, Little Glory, Signs and Wonders, and Seventh Son on Sacred Ground. He’s Senior Editor of Sporting Classics Magazine, a regular contributor to Orion, Gray's Sporting Journal, other quality outdoor magazines, and two-time winner of SC Fiction Award. It just so happens, Roger’s also from Beaufort.
His latest book, Reefer Moon, introduces us to Yancey Yarboro, home from the war and growing tomatoes on his
father’s ground. We also meet Susan Drake – married, beautiful, and neglected – who lives in a beach house not far away. The two have never met. Not yet, anyway. When real estate developers come looking for land to expand a golf course, Yancey wonders if he is about to lose everything. But Yancey has four hundred pounds of marijuana salvaged from a dope run gone awry. And he has Gator Brown…
Intrigued? If so, come meet Roger Pinckney and let him sign a copy of his new book just for you. He’ll be at Bay Street Trading Company in downtown Beaufort on Sat. September 5th from 1-4 pm. For more information, call 524-2000.