Alumni Authors

CLEMSON TIGERS can be found in every profession, and many are published authors. Here is a short, but not exhaustive, list of alumni authors and some of their books that may pique your interest.
Lawrence V. Starkey Jr. (’56 A&S)
The Inheritance
(CreateSpace) is a suspense novel based on how great wealth can strain family relationships.
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William S. Walker (’67 HIST)
Down the Little Pee Dee, Paddling South Carolina’s Legendary Blackwater River
(Dog Ear Publishing) takes readers on a 109-mile journey down the river with adventures and personal narrative.
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C. Kenneth Dodd Jr. (PhD ’74 ZOOL)
Frogs of the United States and Canada (Johns Hopkins University Press) is a two-volume, fully referenced resource providing color photographs and range maps for 106 native and nonindigenous species. The book was selected for the 2014 Wildlife Publications Award — Outstanding Book Category.
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Jim W. DeMint (M ’79 BUSADM)
Falling in Love with America Again (Center Street) shares the inspirational stories of individual Americans across the country who are rekindling the fires of patriotism and activism.
Ron Rash (M ’79 ENGL)
Nothing Gold Can Stay (Ecco) is a collection of stories that take place in western North Carolina.
Jerry N. Whittle (’79 ENGL)
Slingshot, Standing with Better Angels, Two Hearts Make a Bridge, Honeysuckle Time and Santa Rides Again (Amazon Digital Services) are novels with settings from South Carolina to Tennessee to Louisiana.
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W. Kelly Durham (’80 POSC)

The Reluctant Copilot (Amazon Digital Services) is a novel set in the flak- and fighter-filled skies over Nazi-occupied Europe as two men battle for the respect of their crew and for survival against their common enemy.
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Leigh Anne Whitlock Hoover (’83 SED-EN)
For Better or Worse
(Jan-Carol Publishing) is a mother’s memoir that chronicles a family’s emotional journey through the joys of a wedding and the life events that follow.
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Darlene O’Dell (M ’88 ENGL)
The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven (Seabury Books) is the story of the first eleven female priests in the Episcopal Church and how their ordinations set off a media firestorm and upended centuries of customs defining the role of women within the church.
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Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer (’88 PRTM)
South (Starbooks) features 50 essays about the Southfrom notable musicians, athletes, journalists, writers, business leaders, artist, actors, clergy, chefs and more. It captures the heritage and treasures of the region through a collection of photographs.
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Carolyn Tempel Dingman (’91 DESIGN)
Cancel the Wedding (Harper Paperbacks) is the story of a woman’s journey to discover the secrets of a request from her mother’s will and the shocking truths about the past.
Sean C. Foley (’91 ENT)
The Iguana’s Eyes (Columbia Vista Publishing) is a young adult novel about 13-year old Madeline Bloomfield
suddenly finding herself alone in the world and her experiences with adventure and friendship.
Patrick M. Duffy Jr. (’92 POSC)
Parenting Your Delinquent, Defiant, or Out-of-Control Teen (New Harbinger Publications) is designed to provide practical and effective skills for parents faced with challenging behavior.
Adrian M. Hunter (’94 INDE)
Bello One (iBooks) is a poetic endeavor.
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Brian K. Feltman (’99 SED-H, M ’02 HIST)
The Stigma of Surrender: German Prisoners, British Captors, and Manhood in the Great War and Beyond (UNC Press) examines the experiences of the approximately 130,000 German prisoners held in the United Kingdom during World War I.
Jacob B. “Jake” Moran (’02 MKTG)
Can You Hear Me Now? (WestBow Press) chronicles one man’s faith journey. Proceeds from the sale of the book go to funding mission work in eastern Uganda.
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Chaise A. Crosby (’07 FINMGT)
The Great Awakening (CreateSpace) is a novel set in the Carolinas that promotes sustainable farming with realism and humor.
Daniel R. Rodriguez (’14 PRTM)
Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) details the Clemson student-athlete’s
experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If you’re a published author, send us a high resolution image of your book cover so we can include you in next spring’s “Alumni Authors.” Send to Julia Sellers at or 114 Daniel Dr., Clemson, S.C. 29631.

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