Welcome. I am the author of Universal Time, a sci-fi urban comedy; Beaufort 1849,an historical novel set in antebellum South Carolina; and Pearl City Control Theory, a comedy of manners set in present-day San Francisco.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Charming Cemetery--an Oxymoron?
"Charming cemetery" may indeed be an oxymoron, but in my mind the cemetery in the churchyard of St. Helena's in Beaufort is downright winsome. It's why I set two important scenes of Beaufort 1849 there--the place exudes gravitas and history. I don't even mind walking by this graveyard in the moonlight, which I did several times my last trip. Any ghosts I saw were all the friendly kind. At St. Helena's the dead are part of the community, their jumbled, worn headstones still in conversation each week with the living.