Conroy, Warley to appear at signing

Beaufort authors Pat Conroy and John Warley will appear together at a book signing from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Verdier House at 801 Bay St. in Beaufort. The event is being held in conjunction with Historic Beaufort Foundation's Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens, and a portion of money raised from book sales will benefit the foundation. Warley is a native South Carolinian who lives in Beaufort and graduated with Conroy from The Citadel in 1967. He will sign his first novel, "Bethesda's Child," a political genetics thriller for which Conroy wrote the preface. Conroy will sign "Bethesda's Child" and any of his books brought to the signing. Details: Barbara Warley, 804-814-5285, barbara.warley@gmail.com