CrossBooks, a Christian book imprint, is releasing Lenora Livingston’s debut novel, “Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage,” about a woman’s quest to stop an abortion and get to know the child.

In “Where’s Stephanie?” Anna Weber convinces her son’s former girlfriend to avoid abortion; the young mother gives birth and puts the child up for adoption instead.

Livingston is a local writer and graduate of the University of South Carolina.

“I want readers to see how miracles can grow out of what might appear to be an impossible situation,” she said in a statement.

“Where’s Stephanie?” is available online via CrossBooks at

The South Carolina Academy of Authors will honor writers Dorothea Benton Frank, William Ioor, Bret Lott and Marjory Wentworth at 6 p.m. April 11 at The Citadel’s Riverview Room.

The academy, which is devoted to the identification, recognition and promotion of the state’s distinguished authors and emerging writers, annually honors writers in a weekend of literary events.

The reception and induction ceremony includes recognition of the writers and their induction in the South Carolina Academy of Authors literary hall of fame.

Tickets are $35. For more information, visit

Adam Parker