Many people who are reading Confessions of Madness are discovering that they, too, suffer from depression and did not have a name for their suffering. This is a great book for everyone to read because one in five people has a mental illness and you or someone you love or care about is hurting. Being there is the beginning. Sometimes it is all you need to do.
The book is available to order now. It is a small, powerful book. It covers a young woman’s life with bipolar one disorder. It is beautifully illustrated with the author’s illustrations.
We are launching a new book in August. It is called Confessions of Madness: My Journey with Mental Illness by Wendall Churchill. Wendall gives an honest approach to her battle with bipolar I disorder. This is a nonfiction account of something a great deal of people suffer every day. This small pocket book is filled with beautiful illustrations from the author. Stay tuned for the release date. It will appear under books.
The eleventh year since the disappearance of Liz and John Calvert is March 3. I am hopeful that this will be the year that the case is solved.
Someone knows something and that someone will say something soon. People always do. And, when someone talks, I want to hear what they have to say.
If you know anything, please tell the authorities. You can call Bob Bromage at the Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-CRIMESC. The case may be cold, but it is still open.
Mark your calendars for October 23, 2018 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Coligny Theatre is hosting a forum about the book, Deceit Disappearance & Death. THE DISCUSSION will include panel members Sheriff PJ Tanner, Captain Bob Bromage and Island Packet Investigative Reporter, Liz Farrell. The event will be the first of its kind on the island and is certain to attract attention. You will be able to give your opinions regarding the case and ask questions to our panel. More information will follow as we come closer to the date. This is part of the Arts and Cultural Council's Crescendo!
Book sales have been great for Deceit, Disappearance & Death on Hilton Head Island. Never underestimate the power of the press. We were so lucky to have six days on the front page. I cannot begin to tell you how good that felt. The book is in stores all over the Lowcountry:
Beaufort Book Store, Grayco in Beaufort, Markell's in Bluffton, The Store in Old Town Bluffton, Boat House Grill, Dock Side Restaurant, Pyramids on Main Street, Lettrs on Main Street, J. Banks Design, Coastal Excursions at the Mall at Shelter Cove, Pretty Papers at Wexford, Gifted at Wexford, Grayco on the island, Pyramids at Sea Pines Center and By Hand Ink at Sea Pines Center.
Charlie Ryan and I have a book signing on April 13, 2018 at the Bluffton Library at 1:00pm. It is free and open to the public. Plan to attend.
I had the rare honor to attend a gathering of retired sheriffs on Hilton Head Island who have been studying the Calvert case for ten years. Captain Bob Bromage invited me to hear them on March 21, 2018. The way they study information is amazing and the intelligence in the room was astounding. They are trained to hear things differently and I loved being there. Liz Farrell from The Island Packet was there and said she has been attending for over two years. Hopefully when this is solved I will be able to share some of the information.
Please join us for a book signing where the disappearance began—Sea Pines Center.
Our newest book is at the printer in Grand Rapids, Michigan today. We should have the book on the market by February 22, 2018. This is the mystery of the decade that you have been waiting for. It is about the disappearance of John and Elizabeth Calvert on Hilton Head Island. They disappeared on March 3, 2008. Charlie Ryan and Pamela Martin Ovens collaborated on this book interviewing dozens of people. They obtained all the case files from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office through the Freedom of Information Act. The results were stunning. Stay tuned. We will have the book for sale online and in stores very soon.
Santa loves My Life with Charles Fraser and I know you will, too.
Here are some of the people who came to this excellent event at Coligny Theatre.
Single Star Publishing is presenting a Fraser Forum at Coligny Theatre Monday, October 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Author Charlie Ryan will moderate a panel discussion with men from the book, My Life with Charles Fraser. This is a rare opportunity to meet the people who helped make our island what it is today. The panel includes Doug Corkern, Robert Graves, Ed Pinckney, JR Richardson, EG Robinson, Chuck Scarminach and more. Complimentary wine will be served before the event. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. This event is part of Crescendo by the Arts and Cultural Council of Hilton Head.
An interesting side note about this is that the Hilton Head Island Institute sold tickets for a “Chat with Charles Fraser”, a film that was to be a lead up to a panel discussion to be held at the Arts Center in 2013. The event was canceled because the Fraser family objected and lawyer, Chuck Scarminach stopped the performance. This time Mr. Scarminach is not only a chapter in the Fraser book, but is also part of the panel.
Pick up a copy on the island. Robert is a chapter in My Life With Charles Fraser.