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Red Dress

by Manikya Veena You are completely crazy. In the past you have called yourself fat, stupid, lazy, and clumsy—all of which you are, to some extent or the other, but not crazy. Not until now. You are vacating the house, your home of four years. “I think it’s a good…

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The Penmen Profile: Award-winning Novelist James E. McTeer II

by Rebecca LeBoeuf School library media specialist James E. McTeer II’s life changed after he won the South Carolina First Novel Prize competition for his adventure novel, “Minnow.” This led to an opportunity to publish “Minnow” with independent publisher Hub City Press, who co-sponsored the competition with The South Carolina…

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The Penmen Profile: Janice Holly Booth, Author and Adventurista

by Gabbi Hall Name a genre and Janice Holly Booth has probably written it. Janice, an adventurista and former court recorder, has  published two books: a true crime novel, “A Voice out of Nowhere: Inside the mind of a mass murderer” and a memoir, “Only Pack What You Can Carry.”…

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Author Brian Freyermuth on the Game of Writing

by Pamme Boutselis New author Brian Freyermuth has written and designed bestselling video games since the early 90s. He recently turned his attention to writing a novel, “Demon Dance,” an urban fantasy that called on many of the skills he’s learned throughout the years in creating games. Freyermuth shared his…

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The Penmen Profile: Supernatural Adventure Author Laura Ryan Fedelia

by Pamme Boutselis A massage therapist and busy mom by day, Laura Ryan Fedelia has been writing for the past decade and only recently turned that writing into her first book. “The Box” delves into the life of Pan Blair, a stay-at-home mother of three, whose decision to take a…

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