HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Former Charleston businessman Charlie Ryan has written a novel titled "Dead Men's Clubs: A Story of Golf, Death and Redemption."
The story focuses on Munch Malone, an inept 70-year-old golfer, who is selected by two deceased golfers for a grand experiment. The book, written for general audiences as well as golfers, stretches from the South Carolina Lowcountry to The Greenbrier resort.
The book is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Abbott Press. The paperback costs $22.99; it's $6.95 on Kindle.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- James E. Casto will sign copies of his new book, "Legendary Locals of Huntington, West Virginia," from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Red Caboose gift shop at Heritage Station, Huntington.
Issued by Arcadia Publishing, the book profiles many of the noteworthy individuals who have built and shaped the Huntington community over the years.
"It's a remarkable collection of people," Casto said. "The book includes a broad cross-section of individuals -- everybody from the city's namesake, rail tycoon Collis P. Huntington, to Dagmar, the blond bombshell of 1950s television, and Soupy Sales, the pie-throwing comic. Not all those included are names from the city's past. Many are individuals who still are working to make Huntington a better community."