Susan Millar Williams is the author of a biography of Julia Peterkin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist from South Carolina. A Devil and a Good Woman, Too: The Lives of Julia Peterkin won the Julia Cherry Spruill Award, given by the American Association of Women Historians for the best book of the year in southern women’s history. A documentary based largely on the biography aired on PBS stations across the nation; Williams co-wrote the script and appears in the film. She holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University, teaches at Trident Technical College in Charleston, and lives in McClellanville, South Carolina.
Stephen G. Hoffius is a freelance writer and editor in Charleston. He has written everything from comic books to an award-winning young-adult novel. He has co-edited several books for the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston including The Life and Art of Alfred Hutty: Woodstock to Charleston and Landscape of Slavery: The Plantation in American Art. With Robert B. Cuthbert he co-edited Northern Money, Southern Land, the story of Northerners who have been buying up South Carolina plantations since the end of the Civil War. He has a house in Savannah and comes to play whenever he can.
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