Jim Morekis is the author of several travel guides in the best-selling Moon Handbook series: Moon Charleston & Savannah, Moon South Carolina, and the upcoming Moon Georgia.
Moon Charleston & Savannah, Jim’s signature work, is a comprehensive guide to these two immensely popular destination cities, including a journey along the surrounding coast from Cape Romain north of Charleston all the way down to Cumberland Island and into the Okefenokee Swamp.
Sharing the same birthplace as his literary hero, the great Flannery O’Connor, this native Savannahian takes a similar approach to writing about the South: respecting its profoundly individual character while celebrating its eccentricities, but always trying to view it through fresh eyes. Jim’s goal is not just for his books to accompany readers as they visit their destination, but to help his readers go beyond stereotypes and foster a real sense of discovery.
During his travels Jim especially enjoys finding hidden history, exploring small towns, camping in state parks, taking that killer photo, walking on beaches, and eating barbecue on the road. He chronicles his travels, the vernacular history of the South, and old times at the Morekis family dairy farm at www.morekisdairy.com.
When he’s not on a road trip to research his latest book, the University of Georgia journalism school graduate works as editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah, an independent weekly newspaper reporting on Savannah issues, arts, and entertainment. His weekly column on local issues is a must-read for local pundits and political junkies.