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Roger Pinckney


Box 37
Daufuskie Island, SC 29915
My books also may be ordered from Sandlapper Publishing, 1281 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115 sales@sandlapperpublishing.com 800-849-7263

Short Biography:
Roger Pinckney was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, educated at the University of South Carolina and the Iowa Writer's Workshop. He took off to Alaska at a tender age, but never made it. Stranded on a chilly roadside in Northern Minnesota, Pinckney bought land, took up with a long string of Norwegian girls, raised, horse, cattle, babies, learned to dynamite stumps, cook maple syrup, and drive sled dogs. He taught school, wrote grants and newspaper features, and preached the Gospel in a little country church. His children grown and scattered, a marriage hard aground, Pinckney came back to the Lowcountry. He lives on Daufuskie Island, the last sparsely settled place on the South Carolina coast, where he works to preserve land and culture.

He is the author of The Beaufort Chronicles, Blue Roots, The Right Side of the River, Little Glory, Signs and Wonders, and Seventh Son on Sacred Ground.

Additionally he serves as Senior Editor for Sporting Classics Magazine, is a regular contributor to Orion, Gray's Sporting Journal, other quality outdoor magazines, and is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Award. Pinckney's works and commentary about them can be accessed by entering Roger Pinckney on any good internet search engine.

Critical Description of Work:
My people have been here for seven generations. I am the voice of the dispossessed, white and black. Between the developer and the tax man, the things I love are vanishing. My county is growing 12% a year, one of the fastest this side of Las Vegas. Everybody who comes here loves the very things they are destroying by their presence, the clean water, the woods, the wildlife.

I'd like to send all the more recent arrivals back to where they came from, but barring that, I'd like those who remain to tread lightly on this land I love.