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John Jeter published his debut novel, The Plunder Room, with St. Martin’s Press (Thomas Dunne Books) this year without an agent. This year also marks the 15th anniversary of The Handlebar, the music venue he opened with his wife, Kathy Laughlin, in Greenville, SC, where they have promoted such artists as John Mayer, Joan Baez, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Shinedown, Nickel Creek, David Sanborn and many more. Before that, he worked for 10 years as a reporter, editor and rewriteman for the Chicago Sun-Times, St. Petersburg Times and San Antonio Express-News. He also has appeared on Oprah!; earned a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism; and marked the 25th anniversary of his kidney transplant in 2009. He also contributed to Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas, a collection published of essays about music in North and South Carolina, published in 2008 by Novello Festival Press. http://theplunderroom.blogspot.com

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From Randy To Rand: The New Political Fiction(s)

Posted November 16, 2009 | 15:55:18 (EST)

Borel's notion -- that you give a monkey a typewriter and let it pound the keys for an infinite amount of time and the simian will write Shakespeare -- has just produced ... our very own Governor, Mark Sanford.

He actually writes a coherent article in Newsweek, of...

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The Sanford Wife

Posted October 9, 2009 | 10:45:00 (EST)

The news that South Carolina First Lady -- or perhaps former First Lady or maybe soon-to-be-former ... -- Jenny Sanford has signed what will have to be a more lucrative book deal than Chaz Bono's "handsome, six-figure" contract comes as welcome news. We've already gotten the wacky, rambling, weepy, Drama...

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