*W. Kelly Durham (’80 POSC)

W. Kelly Durham Wade's War book

W. Kelly Durham Wade’s War book

Wade’s War is a novel with a Clemson connection. The main character, Wade Brook, is a Clemson graduate. He works for S.C. Senator Jimmy Byrnes, President Roosevelt’s top ally on Capitol Hill. Wade learns that the characters in pre-war Washington aren’t always what they seem to be as he finds himself ensnared in a web of romance, espionage and intrigue. The book is available in both Kindle and paperback editions from Amazon.

*Laura Ann Garren (’80 ENGL, M ’97)

Laura Ann Garren The Chattooga River: A Natural and Cultural HistoryThe Chattooga River: A Natural and Cultural History, published by The History Press, tells the story of one of the last free-flowing rivers in the Southeast, the National Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, made famous by the movie Deliverance. The book describes the flora, fauna, people and history of the river and its watershed.

*Leigh Anne Whitlock Hoover (’83 SED-EN)

Leigh Anne Whitlock Hoover Reading with Ralph, A Journey Reading with Ralph, A Journey in Christian Compassion is an adult Christian book from Jan-Carol Publishing Inc. The book follows the friendship and unlikely relationship through reading between the author and her literacy student, Ralph.
She is the author of the children’s books The Santa Train Tradition and Festus and His Fun Fest Favorites. More information can be found at or

J. Sam Blackman (’85 PRTM, M ’87 CNLGUID, M ’06 HRD)

J. Sam Blackman Clemson: Where the Tigers Play

J. Sam Blackman Clemson: Where the Tigers Play

Sam Blackman co-authored the book Clemson: Where the Tigers Play is a book that chronicles over a hundred years of Tiger athletics, listing yearly accounts of statistics, records, bowl and tournament appearances, and historical moments. The book is available at local bookstores including the Clemson University bookstore.