Literary Escapes Podcast Episode 109 Exploring South Carolina with author Jackie Layton

Ep 109: Exploring South Carolina with Author Jackie Layton

Join us as we tour the US through books, one state at a time.

This week our literary travels take us to the Lowcountry of South Carolina with our guest, author Jackie Layton.

Jackie, who beautifully captures the essence of South Carolina in her Lowcountry Dog Walker series, joins us to discuss moving from Kentucky to the charming coastal town of Pawleys Island in South Carolina, the local lore surrounding the mysterious “Gray Man” ghost, and her journey from pharmacist to cozy mystery author.

Meet Jackie Layton

Jackie Layton author

I’m Jackie Layton- wife, mother, friend, pharmacist, and cozy mystery author.

I’ve been a reader as long as I can remember, and I’ve dreamed of writing for years. With encouragement from my husband and family, I pursued this dream.

I’ve always loved visiting the coast for vacations. The beach is my happy place despite cracking my ribs while riding the waves and getting a hook stuck in my foot that required a trip to the emergency room. When the doctor pushed the hook out of my foot, I learned a person really can see stars when in extreme pain. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop me from beach vacations and now I live on the coast.

My first cozy mystery Bite the Dust is set in the fictional coastal town of Heyward Beach, South Carolina. This is the first book in A Low Country Dog Walker Mystery Series.

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Exploring South Carolina with Jackie Layton

In This Episode

We had so much fun chatting with Jackie and here are some of the things we talked about:

  • Pawleys Island
  • Haint blue paint to keep the ghosts out of your house
  • The Gray Man
  • Working as a pharmacist
  • Attending her first author conference
  • Animals in books
  • Her Lowcountry Dogwalker series

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Bite the Dust

Bite the Dust by Jackie Layton book cover

A Suspicious Breed

A Suspicious Breed by Jackie Layton book cover

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