JAMES E. MCTEER II / BIO
Born and raised in Beaufort, SC, James McTeer won the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize for his novel Minnow. A school librarian in Columbia, SC, he is the grandson of the late J. E. McTeer, whose 37 years as High Sheriff of the Lowcountry (and local witch doctor) served as inspiration for the book. Minnow has gone on to win a regional Gold IPPY, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Library Journal, and was called a “fabulous tale” by Pat Conroy. James lives in Columbia, SC.