Award-winning author hosts two Beaufort County book events this weekend

Award-winning author and longtime Lowcountry resident TD Johnston will be hosting a pair of literary events this weekend in Beaufort County.

Johnston will be reading and signing copies of his new novel, reciprocal, at The Beaufort Bookstore from 6-8 pm on Friday, May 13; and at the Pat Conroy Literary Center from 2-4 pm on Saturday, May 14. At each event he will give a reading, discuss the novel and his short fiction, and take questions from readers and writers, followed by signing copies of the novel and his two collections of short stories.

onecollection, Friday Afternoon and Other Stories, won the 2017 International Book Award for Best Short Fiction. He has been recognized by many as a modern master of the short story. reciprocal is his first foray into novels, and has been praised as a new masterpiece in the crime-thriller genre. The novel is available at Amazon and all bookstores, and signed copies can be acquired from his author website at

T. D. Johnston

Johnston lived in Beaufort from 2004-2018, where he served as headmaster of Beaufort Academy for five years before dedicating himself full-time to writing and editing fiction, both his own and for the acclaimed Short Story America anthology series of contemporary stories by today’s authors . He has hosted the Short Story America writers’ conference five times in Beaufort, drawing top authors to the Lowcountry. He and his wife, Dr. Stacey Johnston, now live with their three children in Jacksonville, Florida, and still spend time at their Lady’s Island home, where they plan to eventually retire.

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