Charleston, South Carolina is a truly inspirational place, from its gorgeous beaches to its historic sites to its many eerie places...
Sunrise over the Bulls Island Boneyard
There are dozens of Sea Islands in the Charleston area, including the nature preserve Bulls Island. At the north end is 'The Boneyard,' where skeletal trees greet the day
The Ravenel Bridge
The Ravenel Bridge connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
Prince Frederick Church Ruins
This Gothic Revival abandoned church in Georgetown routinely draws history buffs as well as ghost-hunters to the 170 year-old site
Egret on the wing
Another common sight: white egrets fishing in the waters behind our house.
Canopy walk through Charleston
Even in the summer, there's plenty of shade provided by Live Oaks throughout the city.
Citadel Chapel window
The Citadel offers stunning stained glass windows, including this floor to ceiling masterpiece.
Charleston is home to the last building paid for with British funds before the American colonies severed ties with King George III
There's something especially striking about the older sites in the Holy City, dating back centuries but still alive and vibrant today.
Everything is lovely here, but nothing beats the beach!
Biggin Church Ruins
Little remains of this centuries-old church except parts of the exterior walls, and a cemetery with graves dating back to the American Revolution
In addition to my own books, I'm also a 12-time contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul and have provided content for The History Channel, Good Housekeeping Magazine, Gannett, The Learning Channel, Paramount Entertainment Group & many other media outlets
My debut novel -- the fact-inspired horror novel Bandun Gate -- is based on surreal experiences along Charleston's haunted shores