The Daniel Island News launches monthly author series

Local children’s book authors kick off literary series Jan. 26 at 1 p.m.
The Daniel Island News will launch its monthly author series of 2022 on Wednesday, Jan. 26. 
The first in the series features two children book authors: Vijaya Bodach and Pamela Brownstein. Bodach also wrote a contemporary young adult novel. They will speak on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m., at the theater at Daniel’s Pointe Retirement Community, 514 Robert Daniel Drive. This event is free and open to the public. Mask required.
Vijaya Bodach is a Daniel Island author with over 70 children’s books to her name, including “Ten Easter Eggs.” She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Biophysics and many of her children’s books are science related and published by a variety of educational publishers including Benchmark, Scholastic, Capstone Press, Perfection Learning, and Compass Media. Some of these are only available for the school/library market but many others are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell’s Books, at other local independent bookstores and at the library.  
Bodach’s Amazon author profile describes her as “a scientist-turned-children’s writer, an atheist-turned-Catholic, and most recently, a writer-turned-publisher (Bodach Books).”
She plans to highlight her contemporary young adult novel, “Bound.” To learn more about this prolific island writer, visit her website at
Brownstein will talk about her recently published book “Low-Ku: Haikus of the Lowcountry.” This is Brownstein’s first children’s book. She is an award-winning journalist and graphic artist, having earned her journalism degree from Penn State University. 
Brownstein has more than 15 years of experience working as a writer, copy editor and graphic designer for several newspapers and magazines in South Carolina, including The Daniel Island News, The Beaufort Gazette, The Island Packet, and The Electric City News.
She was editor of The Island News in Beaufort, South Carolina, for five years, and has earned numerous South Carolina Press Association awards. 
“Low-Ku: Haikus of the Lowcountry” is illustrated by Tessa Lisiecka. The book is available on Amazon. For more information, visit
Our plan is to host local Daniel Island, Lowcountry and other South Carolina authors the last Wednesday of each month throughout the year. Most of the events are free to the public and are an opportunity for writers and readers to connect. Authors will speak, share insights and challenges, and take questions. After the event, their books will be offered for sale and they will be available to sign books and talk with readers. 
There will be 11 author events on the last Wednesday of each month and the final event, set for early December, will be a book signing bringing the featured authors and event sponsors together at one location. As part of the series, the paper will donate featured authors’ books to the Daniel Island Library.
We anticipate hosting at least two authors at each event for a total of 22 authors throughout the year.
You can learn about each event and featured authors by reading the paper, following our social media platforms, signing up for our e-newsletters, through the POA website, and through our sponsors. 
In addition to the free events, we are working on a special ticketed event with nationally known Lowcountry authors. Details, literacy beneficiaries, and confirmations are still in the works and will be released when finalized.
We are thankful for the support and sponsorship of the Daniel Island Community Fund. This series requires the commitment of the paper’s time, effort and resources. If you or your business would like to sign on as a sponsor for this year long community series, please contact me at or Ronda Schilling at for sponsorship levels and benefits.

Daniel Island Publishing

225 Seven Farms Drive
Unit 108
Daniel Island, SC 29492 

Office Number: 843-856-1999
Fax Number: 843-856-8555


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