South Carolina Mystery Writers in Conversation: David Burnsworth and John Carenen
Two of the Upstate's mystery writers, David Burnsworth and John Carenen, will come together at Hub City Bookshop on Saturday, November 10, at 1 p.m. to talk sleuths and sidekicks.
David Burnsworth, author of the Brack Pelton mystery series, became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Southern Heat is his first mystery and the sequel, Burning Heat, debuted in January. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife call South Carolina home.
John Carenen, author of the Thomas O-Shea mystery series, is a native of Clinton, Iowa. He graduated with an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop and has been writing ever since. His work has appeared in numerous popular and literary magazines, and he has been a featured columnist in newspapers in North and South Carolina. His novel, Son-up, Son-down was published by the National Institute of Mental Health.
His debut Thomas O'Shea mystery novel, Signs of Struggle, was published in October of 2012. A Far Gone Night, the long-anticipated sequel, continues the exploits of the enigmatic protagonist and the quirky characters of Rockbluff, Iowa. John is a former English professor at Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. He and his wife live in their cozy cottage down a quiet lane in northern Greenville, South Carolina. He is a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Boston Red Sox.