Local Charleston Author Publishes Love Story Centered Around Folly Beach

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Local Charleston area author River Wild has just released a beautiful new fictional novel, The Artist’s Special Touch, focusing on Hannah and Jackson set in the backdrop of beautiful Folly Beach.

Book Description:

Have you ever loved someone so much that you never wanted to spend one moment away from them? If you ever got separated, you would find your way back to each other no matter what…

Jackson Henderson makes a magical discovery on the last day of school. He stumbles across a magazine that teaches him how to paint. In a short time, he becomes a Master Painter and discovers he’s been given a special gift.

Hannah Walker is starting a new chapter of her life in the coastal town of Folly Beach near Charleston, South Carolina after losing her mother to breast cancer.

The young couple have a chance meeting on Christmas Eve that turns into a swirling romance that takes them both by storm. As their love grows, they make a solemn promise to be together no matter what. As they navigate the twists and turns of life, tragedy strikes. Can they keep their solemn promise?

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River Wild grew up in Charleston and fell in love with the magical beauty that is Charleston. ?During his childhood, he spent many days on Folly Beach and in the rivers of the area swimming and fishing. ?Middleton Place was one of his favorite gardens to visit. ?He keenly remembers climbing the storied?Angel Oak?Tree many years ago as well as visiting all the sites mentioned in the book. ?His love of Charleston and its beauty and rich history made it a natural choice to write about. ?During high school, he met and eventually married his high school sweetheart. ?River served in the military and learned a lifetime of lessons dealing with people and difficult situations. ?He and his wife have been married for many years and the love they share was the inspiration for the characters in the book “The Artist’s Special Touch.” The title of the book and some of the specifics were actually inspired by a country music song. ?While traveling, a song came on the radio that he’d heard many times before, but now this time, something was different. ?The song, “Paint Me A Birmingham,” by country artist?Tracy Lawrence,?touched him in a special way and this inspiration became a theme of the book. ?The book doesn’t follow the song, but the ability of the artist is what captivated him and what became the central theme. ?Although the book is a work of fiction, many scenes were part of the author’s life in full or in part. ?It is up to the reader to figure out which ones those might be. ?River and his family live in South Carolina.

Former Legendary NFL Owner’s Granddaughter Releases Children’s Book – Features Historical and Tourist Sites in the Carolinas, and a Pro-Football Game Experience

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 6, 2018) — Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in the Carolinas follows cheerful, young football fan Fredericka (“Freddie” for short) and her dog Fumble as they take readers on a tour of the history and highlights of the Carolinas, culminating in an exciting pro-football game in Charlotte, the home of the Panthers. The book, written by Marnie Schneider, granddaughter of former Philadelphia Eagles owner, Leonard Tose, and her teenage daughter, Goldie, allows the pair to merge their love of sports, knowledge of local history, and passion for helping others to educate readers, no matter their age, gender or location.

“This book offers something for locals and visitors, parents and pet owners, and fans of all ages,” says author, Marnie Schneider. “Plus, we are able to give back to the communities featured in the book – a portion of the proceeds from book sales will go to the USOs of North and South Carolina and local animal shelters, which work to protect animals just like Fumble.”

The Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog series serves as Marnie’s love letters to the fans and towns she experienced while growing up traveling with her grandfather’s team and her family. Throughout the book, Freddie and Fumble tour a variety of historical sites in the Carolinas including the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Charleston, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ dinosaur exhibit, the site of the first flight in Kitty Hawk, and a stop to thank service members at Fort Bragg, before ending up in the Queen City to cheer on their local teams. Interesting facts and delightful illustrations bring the states’ histories to life on the page as the reader joins their journey. The book can be ordered here.

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About the Author

Marnie Schneider, who attended Penn State University and majored in broadcast journalism, is the founder of the Keep On Playing Foundation, which gives underprivileged children the opportunity to learn confidence, leadership, and the importance of teamwork through sports. Football Freddie and Fumble the Dog: Gameday in the Carolinas is her second children’s book in the series and her way of giving back to the community. She lives with her three kids—Jonathan, 18, Goldie, 15, and Leo, 14— three rescue dogs, and one handsome pony named Billy in Mooresville, NC.

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