Grant crafts creative ‘memoir’ of bard

Writer and ad executive David Grant has published his “Being Shakespeare,” a first-person “memoir” that synthesizes Shakespearian history, lore and scholarship to create a portrait of the bard.

The son of a Hollywood script doctor and television writer, Grant came of age in the turbulent entertainment industry and became a creative executive for an advertising firm. Grant has been involved in hundreds of Shakespeare productions from California to Charleston.

The book costs $14.99 and is available online. Grant will appear at book launch reception, hosted by Blue Bicycle Books, 420 King St., 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11.

More chilling lore from History Press

Charleston-based History Press has published “Eerie South Carolina: True Chilling Stories from the Palmetto Past” by Sherman Carmichael, with illustrations by Kristen Solecki. Many of the stories have become state legends.

Carmichael is the author of “Forgotten Tales of South Carolina and “Legends and Lore of South Carolina,” both published by The History Press.

He will appear at a book signing 11a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Charleston Preservation Society Shop, 147 King St.

Biography of Moultrie set for October release

Author C.L. Bragg’s biography of Maj. Gen. William Moultrie, “Crescent Moon Over Carolina,” will be published next month by the University of South Carolina Press.

Moultrie, who led in the defense of the log fort on Sullivan’s Island in 1776, was an influential statesman, serving two terms as governor. He also was founding president of the Society of the Cincinnati of the State of South Carolina.

“Crescent Moon” calls on a number of primary sources, and incorporates maps and illustrations.

The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St., is hosting a book release and signing at 2 p.m. Nov. 9.