Ever since the pandemic hit in early 2020, many people have taken up new hobbies and recreational activities to pass the time. One good way to spend time at home is finding a good book to read. This is especially fun with the spring weather rolling in- relax on the porch or in the backyard with a new book and get lost in someone else’s world for a bit! Did you know that the Augusta area has its own share of wonderful authors? Here are a few for you to check out:
Tripp is a former caddy for the prestigious Augusta National Golf Club as well as collegiate golf alumni at Augusta University. He is the author of Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’s Legendary Caddy Master, a heartwarming tale of two unlikely friends. The story is a bestseller and has been recognized by the New York Times.
Charmain Zimmerman Brackett
Charmain Zimmerman Brackett has been writing for the Augusta Chronicle for nearly 30 years and has also written for the Columbia County News-Times and Columbia County Magazine. Her first children’s book, Little Pearl’s Circus World, is inspired by the true story of her great-grandmother joining her father’s circus. She won the Georgia Author of the Year Award for it in 2015 and also has a series of novels for older readers.
While teaching music and writing freelance, Angel Cleary is also known for Benji the Banjo. It is a sweet children’s book about a little boy who wants to play in the symphony orchestra. It teaches valuable lessons about acceptance as well as exposure to traditional bluegrass and symphony instruments.
Bryce is a fiction writer from South Carolina who takes readers to charming and sometimes sinisters areas of the south. You can find a list of his works here and find out more about his thrillers.
There are plenty of well-known and nationally recognized owners. Instead of giving them all of your attention this year, check out an author from your own hometown and pass the time with their wonderful stories.