Author’s Table returns to Waccamaw Library


The Waccamaw Library proudly presents the Author’s Table, a series of discussions of great new reads with the authors themselves. The series is free, and all events will take place in the Waccamaw Library Auditorium, 41 St. Paul Place, Pawleys Island.

On Tuesday, May 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., Kevin Waites will discuss his book “Hit ‘em Before They Hit You .”

Waites blends motivational stories and passages of courage, sacrifice, and pure determination to show us how we can find success and happiness, no matter what adversity confronts us. Waites explores the path to becoming a leader and the benefits of putting the well-being of others first.

Waites is a veteran law enforcement officer, and graduate of the FBI National Academy and Charleston Southern University. This is his first book.

On Tuesday, May 12, from 5 to 7 p.m., Bob O’Brien will talk about his book “The Toppled Pawn.” In this fictional account inspired by real-life events, an endangered family reaches out to a small-town police chief with an impressive FBI background. As the drama unfolds, a horrifying conspiracy of corporate malfeasance is uncovered. O’Brien uses the little-known history of war crimes committed by the Bayer pharmaceutical company as inspiration for some of the plot. O’Brien is the former owner of an advertising agency and creator of Prose Press.

On Thursday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., Robert Insley will discuss “The Legacy of Renty Tucker.”

Renty Tucker was a former slave of Plowden C. J. Weston and talented craftsman and beloved civic leader in Georgetown County. Born in July 1831, Tucker received at least part of his training in England and returned to Georgetown to build Weston’s Zoyland (Pelican Inn), the slave chapel at Hagley called St. Mary’s and other structures in the Georgetown area. Tucker also served as the county coroner.