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Charleston Area Convention Center
Charleston, SC


See What Happened at the 2016 Southern Women's Show!

Buxton Books’ Writers Showcase

Buxton Books is creating a tribute to southern writers at this year's Southern Women's Show.  Stop by their Southern Authors Showcase to meet a number of local and regional authors who will be on hand throughout the three days to host readings, share their stories and autograph their books. Take time to browse and shop the selection of books from popular novels and beach reads, to historical collections, travel journals and children's books. Plus register to win tickets for Buxton Books' Tour Charleston Walking tours.

Janet Lee Berg signing, Rembrandt’s Shadow, Friday, 10am-noon

Rembrandt’s Shadow by local author Janet Lee Berg is set to release September 20, 2016. The novel is based on true life family events detailing a Jewish family’s escape from the Nazis, and the emotional tumult it suffered in the aftermath. It is the story of Sylvia Rosenberg, the aristocratic daughter of renowned Jewish art dealer in Holland. She spends the first 15 years of her childhood without ever knowing her father’s love. Until the day he trades his beloved Rembrandt to the Nazis in exchange for her life. She wonders, once the Germans get what they want, will the train door open to their freedom or to the death camp?

Rose Tomlin signing Duel of the Heart, Friday, 1-3 pm

Duel of the Heart depicts the story of Theodosia Burr Alston who was the daughter of political figure Aaron Burr when the United States was in its infancy. She was a prodigious child, living a privileged life in Manhattan during a captivating period in U.S. history.  Striving to be independent and recognized for her own achievements, tensions heighten when she marries and Theodosia’s loyalties are played out against a backdrop of intriguing early – 1800 events. History demands our belief. The story is true!

When You Pass Through Waters Panel, Friday, 3-5 pm

Eighteen beloved and bestselling authors graciously contributed words of healing and hope in response to the “thousand year flood” of 2015 in South Carolina. Their water-themed stories, essays, novel excerpts, and poems in this heart-warming and thought-provoking anthology. Like a winding river, their words meander through memories and nostalgia and swell in a fit of faith, fear, or questioning. water-lovers and storm survivors. Proceeds support water-disaster relief efforts.

Kristy Woodson Harvey signing Dear Carolina and Lies and Other Acts of Love, Friday, 5-7 pm

Southern author Kristy Woodson Harvey will be joining us at the show to talk about the two books she has written, Dear Carolina and her recently published Lies and Other Acts of Love.  She says that she gets her creative inspiration from ocean views, tailgating, holding hands and Hershey kisses among other things.  Her writing has also appeared in numerous publications and websites, including Southern Living, Domino Magazine, Our State, and Houzz. When not penning her novels, Kristy who is also an interior designer and writes a blog with her mom.

Diana Hollingsworth Gessler signing Very Charleston, Saturday, 10 am-Noon

Very Charleston is a celebration of history, culture and Lowcountry charm. In vibrant watercolors and detailed sketches, artist Diana Gessler captures the beauty and riches that make Charleston so unique. For visitors and Charlestonians alike, it is both and entertaining guide and an irresistible keepsake.

Kim Boykin's book signing, Saturday, Noon-2 PM

As a stay-at-home mom, Kim Boykin started writing, grabbing snip-its of time in the car rider line or on the bleachers at swim practice. After her kids left the nest, she started submitting her work, sold her first novel at 53, and has been writing like crazy ever since.  Kim is a true Carolina girl, so much so that all of her books are based in the great state of South Carolina. Kim will be at the show to discuss all four of her books, The Wisdom of Hair, Palmetto Moon, A Peach of a Pair, and Echoes of Mercy a Low Country Novel.

Wendy Politzer signing Salt and Iron Saturday, 2-3:30 PM

Discover the beauty, strength and timeless allure of the South's crown jewel. 

Foreword by New York Times Best Selling Author Mary Alice Monroe.

This is a different kind of Charleston book. It is a collection of stunning images, essays and stories written by business leaders, writers, artists, musicians and those who have their family trees deeply rooted in soil tended by generations of Charlestonians.

Sarah Gunn and Julie Starr signing Tunic Bible, Saturday, 3:30-5 pm

Tunic Bible will help you sew the perfect tunic to express your style! Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips. Choose your style - casual, preppy, boho, or glamorous with interchangeable sleeves, neck plackets, or collars and get advice on shopping for fabric and trims, guided by a huge gallery of inspiring tunic tops.

Judy Watts signing Living with Wiener Dogs and Guys Too!, Sunday, 11 am - 1 PM

In the book Living with Wiener Dogs and Guys Too, the Watts household is in constant turmoil as they do the dance of life with their wiener dogs. The dachshunds keep Mom, the Hubster, Surfer Dude and Manchild #2 busy and entertained as they deal with the antics of their herd of wieners. Author and veteran journalist Judy Watts has been a part of the South Carolina Lowcountry since 1989 with her ever popular  column, The Watts Line.

Andrea Weathers signing Hermy the Hermit Crab Series, Sunday, 1-3 pm

Andrea Weather’s works include: Hermy the Hermit Crab Goes Shopping, Hermy the Hermit Crab: The Adventure Begins, Hermy the Hermit Crab Goes Shrimping and Hermy the Hermit Crab and the Sea Turtle Rescue. These beautifully illustrated children’s books invite you to travel along with Hermy on his adventures.

Rosalind Bunn signing Whose Shadow Do I See? Sunday, 3-5 pm

Whose Shadow Do I See? is a bedtime story in which a little boy—who is not ready for the last story to be read and the light to be turned out—imagines that shadows are all sorts of things. Luckily, his grandfather is there to help!

This story is for any child whose vivid imagination has made them fearful of the dark
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