New Book: Can I? May I? Please?

Can I? May I? Please?


Title: Can I? May I? Please?

Written by: Marjorie LaNelle

Illustrated by: 14-year-old Jordis Wertz of North Carolina

Pages: A 20-page full color story book

Publisher: Palmetto Publishing, Charleston, SC

Price: $9.99 + local sales tax

Genre: Children’s Book, Bedtime Stories, Young Readers, Parent-Child, Christian

Describe book: Sometimes it seems that mommies’ ALWAYS say “NO!” to a lot of fun adventures; but when she says no, we must remember that she is protecting us. With that said, there is one question that she ALWAYS says “YES!” to ... and you will enjoy reading the book to find out just what that question is!


Name: Marjorie LaNelle

Address: P.O. Box 558, Ninety Six, SC 29666

Contact number: 864-321-2695

Email address:

Website: No website but you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and!

Connection to the area: Native of Ninety Six

Favorite Author: Maya Angelou

Favorite Book: Too many to choose from!

Where to get books:

• McCaslan’s Bookstore — Main Street in Uptown Greenwood

• Southern Succotash, 123 Washington St, Abbeville, SC

Contact author directly via text, email, or phone for bookings, events, tours, or book-signings

Author info: Marjorie LaNelle is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She resides in the historic town of Ninety Six with her husband, Andy.

Writing is ‘Margie’s’ passion and she enjoys dressing up as different characters to visit, read, and perform at schools, daycare facilities, and churches. “I just hope I never grow up” the author expressed with a smile and a giggle …. “I encourage everyone to always listen to their inner child….even after they are already all grown up!” Marjorie LaNelle is also the author of the series: The History & Mystery of the South Carolina Lakelands, which includes The Ghost Stories of Uptown Greenwood and The Apparitions of Abbeville.

She is also the founder of The Greenwood and Ninety Six Ghost Tours and owner of Marjorie LaNelle Productions and Promotions.

Book signings:

McCaslan’s Book Store & Office Supply, Main Street, Uptown Greenwood; Oct. 21, 4-6 p.m.

The Historic Belmont Inn — Oct. 23, 10-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m.

Sundance Gallery Garden, Oregon Ave, Greenwood, Oct. 28, 4-6 p.m.

Submitted by Marjorie Blalock