Charleston luminaries featured in new book

Thomas McQueeney’s second book of interviews with prominent Charleston area residents is now available for sale.

“Sunsets Over Charleston: More Conversations With Visionaries, Luminaries and Emissaries” was published by Charleston-based History Press in December.

McQueeney said much has been written about Charleston’s history and culture, but contemporary personalities have gotten short shrift.

The book follows “The Rise of Charleston” and includes conversations with Bill Murray, Martha Rivers Ingram, Mark Sanford, Pat Conroy, John McKissick and others.

McQueeney will appear for a book signing 2-4 p.m. March 23 at the Barnes & Noble in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre.

Proceeds from the second book go to Healing Farms Ministries; proceeds from the first book assist Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach.

Ken Burger to sign copies of new novel

Ken Burger is scheduled to make a series of Saturday book signing appearances at area Piggly Wiggly supermarkets to promote his new novel “Salkehatchie Soup,” recently published by Evening Post Books. All appearances are 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

March 16: Summerville Plaza Piggly Wiggly, 680 Bacons Bridge Road.

March 23: James Island Piggly Wiggly, 1005 Harbor View Road,

March 30: West Ashley Piggly Wiggly, 14 Sumar St.

Authors to appear for book signings

The Preservation Society of Charleston’s Book and Gift Shop is hosting two free book signings this week.

Curtis Worthington will will sign copies of his “Literary Charleston and the Lowcountry” 1-4 p.m. today at the shop, 147 King St.

The work of 34 authors is featured in the book, providing a rich tapestry of perspectives on the city.

Robert Jones, author of “Common Blood,” will be on hand in the shop 1-4 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of his book.

The book interweaves strands of 19th-century European and American history through an examination of an immigrant community.