The Lake Marion Artisans hosted a book signing and reception for local author Vicki Wilkerson at their art gallery in the town of Summerton on Saturday, May 6,, 2017. The event was well attended by local as well as regional guests and patrons. Ms. Wilkerson signed copies of Sweet Tea and Time and Bikers and Pearls, two of the books in her Summerbrook Series.
The Summerbrook Novels are wholesome, inspirational stories about a group of girlfriends who navigate the changing landscape of life, love and family in Summerbrook, a fictitious small town in the South. Wilkerson says, “I was born in the Lowcountry and have always been enamored with stories that convey the Southern experience. I hope my novels paint verbal pictures of the South and engender the same love I have of this region to readers.”
After moving to Summerton three years ago, Vicki Wilkerson says she found new inspiration in the beautiful landscapes, the history of the area and the people. She says, “Summerton provides the same small town quiet atmosphere I try to create in my novels, so it’s the perfect place to write.”
Wilkerson is also a painter, and her art and books will be featured in the gallery for the entire month of May. Signed copies of her novels are available at the gallery. As one of the Reception guests put it, “I just love reading Vicki’s books. She always has a great story. And the books are so wholesome and sweet that I can leave them lying around when my grandchildren visit.”
Two more books in Wilkerson’s Summerbrook Series, Swamps and Soirees (June 2017) and Fireflies and Lies (November 2017), will be published later this year. Wilkerson says, “The Lake Marion Artisans Gallery is a lovely venue to host local artists and authors and to display their work, and the members are some of the most kind and gracious people I’ve met.” Wilkerson’s novels are also available on Amazon, and the Gallery will carry her new releases when published.
Author Vicki Wilkerson
- Article written by Nancy Foster