Ridgeville author Anthony Kelly has released a young adult novel called “Saving Miss Caroline,” which follows 10-year-old Travis Moore through a variety of familial and social challenges in coastal South Carolina and in New York City.

“Saving Miss Caroline” is available from Tate Publishing for $19.99 (www.tatepublishing.com), and will be sold by online retailers such as Amazon this summer.

Kelly, 38, has lived in California, Arizona and South Carolina. He served three years with the Army, worked as an auto mechanic and began writing seriously in 2003.

He will appear at the Single Smile Cafe in Summerville, 100 S. Main St., 1-3 p.m. July 11 for a book signing.

Geoff Collins, author of the children’s book “Nikki and the Tree Keeper,” will appear at the Barnes & Noble in Mount Pleasant, at Towne Centre, for a reading and book signing at 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the West Park Educational Fund.

Collins’ “Nikki and the Tree Keeper,” illustrated by Danner James, is about the boy Nikki Smith who makes an unusual friend in the Montana woods. It’s available in hardcover from online booksellers.

Adam Parker