Gail Oust is often accused of flunking retirement. While working as a nurse/vascular technologist, she penned nine historical romances under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Turner. It wasn’t until she and her husband retired to South Carolina that inspiration struck for a mystery. Hearing the words “maybe it’s a dead body” while golfing fired her imagination for writing a cozy. Ever since then, she spends more time on a computer than at a golf course. Author of the Bunco Babe mysteries, she is currently writing the Spice Shop Mysteries. Rosemary and Crime marks their debut.
The Friends of the McCormick Library will host local author Gail Oust for a presentation entitled Fifty Shades of Mystery at 7 pm on Thursday, January 9th at the library. The free presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing.
Local author Luman Slade will be at the McCormick County Library on Thursday, November 14th to discuss his first book: Determined: The True Story of Big Blue Walkinghood. The free presentation starts at 7 pm and will include a book signing, a question and answer session and refreshments.
Determined is the story of Big Blue Walkinghood and her rival cousin Little Red Ridinghood as they journey together through a magical Storyland where they encounter fairytale adventures by the dozen – each retold in a highly devilish format. The book is intended for the middle-grade audience, but is enjoyed by adults too. Copies are available for checkout at the library or for purchase at Books on Main in downtown McCormick.
A portrait of Bobby F. Edmonds will be unveiled and placed in the South Carolina and Local History Room of the McCormick County Library on Saturday, October 26th at 10 am. Mr. Edmonds has written and published many books detailing the history of the McCormick area, and these books are the cornerstone of the local history collection in the library. Mr. Edmonds has received the Robert N. Pryor Award from the South Carolina Department of Archives and History as well as the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian award. In addition, Mr. Edmonds has served on the McCormick County Library Board since the 1970s and was instrumental in securing funding for the new facility completed in 2004. Please join us for the portrait unveiling ceremony on October 26th to honor Mr. Edmonds and his lifelong dedication to local history and to our public library.