Local author releases new book on Lowcountry living

Evening Post Books, a division of Evening Post Publishing Company is pleased to announce the April publication of “Good Morning Lowcountry! Local Knowledge, Odd Facts, Recipes, Survival Tips for Living in the South Carolina Swamp.”

This little gem of a book is packed with things the tourist and the newly arrived (cum'yahs) need to get along in the heat, on the streets of Charleston, which is at the heart of the Lowcountry, among the gators and the gnats, and at cocktail parties.

With information on history, pronunciation, etiquette, food, extreme weather, bugs, beasts and pluff mud, this is your guide to the rich culture of the hot, humid heaven of the South Carolina coast. The book defines also where, exactly, the Lowcountry begins, so you'll know it when you get here. Or you can follow your nose. "Good Morning Lowcountry!" runs down the local aromas.

Bin'yuhs will find a dozen little known, or at least underdiscussed, facts of Colonial Lowcountry history that answer such important questions as: How did they deal with disease, dead animals and driving in those days?

"Good Morning Lowcountry!" also includes recipes for cultural phenomena like Hoppin' John and Frogmore Stew and gives directions for the shortest distance from an oyster to your mouth.

Author Harriet McLeod writes for Reuters America and Charleston Magazine, among others. She is a former editor and columnist at The Post and Courier in Charleston.

Evening Post Books is the new division of Evening Post Publishing Company. Evening Post Books began publishing in 2008 and features authors and stories of the S.C. Lowcountry.

Affordable, at $12.95, "Good Morning Lowcountry!" will be available April 15 online at EveningPostBooks.com, inside the Post-Courier building at 134 Columbus Street in Charleston and in local book stores.