About the Author








 Roger Pinckney was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry. He graduated from University of South Carolina and earned an MFA through the Iowa Writers Workshop. Pinckney farmed, taught school, and wrote award-winning features for Minnesota and North Dakota newspapers.

His first successful book was Blue Roots, a history of South Carolina voodoo. Since then, he’s produced several collections of essays and his novel, Little Glory has been purchased by a Hollywood independent film maker. Pinckney is a two-time winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project and Orion Writing Circle Award.

Roger lives on Daufuskie Island, one of the last free and wild barrier islands, where he writes and works diligently to preserve land and culture.

Take a look at Roger's website.


Blow the Man Down

Grayson Devoe is plagued by ghosts. He’s a treasure diver from Folly Beach, South Carolina, a honky-tonk town that lives up to its name. The wreck of a Spanish ship lies somewhere just beyond the breakers, and Grayson aims to find it.  But his business partner has other ideas and sends Carmela Morales, a beautiful young cutthroat, to make sure Grayson follows orders.

But once a body washes ashore, ghosts are the least of Grayson’s worries. 

Then there is the Black Madonna, Tanisha Roundtree, Grayson’s cook, who is ready to bear “The Chosen One.” She prays for Grayson in church, consorts with the voodoo man, and ultimately holds his life in her hands. 

Blow the Man Down sings like a power line in a gale, in a perfect storm of drugs, deception, delusion and danger, love, lust, loss, and redemption.  

But meanwhile, cocaine is coming ashore and the bullets are about to fly.  

ISBN: 978-1-929647-12-5


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