Aiken Wine & Sign Regional Book Signing Authors
We are an author-team from Beaufort, South Carolina, living our high school dream of writing books together. Unfortunately, we lost each other after high school graduation in the 1970s, only to find each other decades later after we had both retired from our careers…and picked up right where we left off.
We began our writing career with “Murder in Twos and Threes” (Task Force #1), a psychological murder thriller set in Richmond, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The novel is about a serial killer who kills only three times every two years using the same method of operation. It is also the origin story for our “Task Force” team of federal agents, all former-military, which is dispatched on special assignments to catch the criminals which normal law enforcement cannot apprehend. This first book has held a five-star rating on Amazon since its publication. Four more stories in the series have since been published, with the next novel, “The Latrodectus Murders”, due later in 2017. “Latrodectus” features the Task Force Team on the hunt for a female serial killer who uses a unique weapon for her horrific murders.
In addition to the “Task Force” series, we have a fantasy / paranormal series called “The InSpectre”, with a different approach to the afterlife and the concept of “destiny” in a bizarre good-versus-evil approach. This series is good for all ages. We also wrote a single anthology of short stories and poems titled “Tales on The Yellow Brick Road”. Finally, we round out our titles with “I Walked in Santa’s Boots”, about Jack’s 23-year career as the iconic Santa Claus for areas in and around the city of Beaufort, Beaufort County, and surrounding Lowcountry locations.
We formed a limited liability corporation, J&C Wordsmiths, as the umbrella name for our writing. In 2016, we founded “YBR Publishing”, our personal publishing brand for our books, and in 2017 opened it to help other new authors get started in their own writing careers.
In addition, we’re the founders of a local quarterly literary event titled “Authors Under the Live Oaks.” The event series hosts numerous local authors for a day of signing and selling books, set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Frampton Plantation in Jasper County, South Carolina. The event is free for the authors and the public. Highlights of the event often include food, wine, music, artists, and other vendors.
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