Book Signing with Stephen Patterson

Books on Broad will host Stephen Patterson for a book signing on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Stephen Patterson is the author of The King’s Last Ride and Better Living Through Laughter. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

About The King’s Last Ride:

On August 16, 1977, thousands of Elvis Presley fans and the rock n roll world were stunned to learn of his death. The day will always stand out in rock ’n’ roll folklore. On that day, the world lost a rock ’n’ roll icon, a movie star, and a beloved entertainer. No longer would Elvis take the stage. No one wanted to believe the king was gone. How could the king of rock ’n’ roll possibly be dead? When it came time for his funeral, many had questions that would remain unanswered, only adding to the rumors and speculation that the news was a cruel joke. The funeral was celebratory and tragic, but was it true? The King’s Last Ride takes the reader on an adventure to Memphis, Tennessee, the city Elvis called home and where he took his last ride.

The King’s Last Ride is a journey back to the funeral of the beloved entertainer.  Telling the story of the hours leading up to the funeral as the nation and the world mourned the reported death of Elvis Presley.

About Better Living Through Laughter: An Attitude to Live By:

The benefits of a good laugh will last long after the physical act has passed. Most likely your favorite memories are the ones that include a good dose of laughter.

More and more, the prescription to a healthy attitude can be found in laughter. Laughter is a universal language and can be enjoyed and understood by everyone. Laughter can help both mentally and physically. An ever growing number of people experience high levels of injurious stress fueled by hectic schedules and deadlines. This book is designed to reintroduce the reader to the many benefits of laughter.

If you fail to enjoy the benefits of laughter you are cheating yourself out of a wonderful resource for a healthy life. Rediscover how laughter is the best medicine, both mentally and physically.

About the author:

Stephen Patterson is a graduate of Elon University in North Carolina and has an M.ED from the University of South Carolina.  A noted speaker throughout the southeast is specializing in laughter being the best medicine.  Steve for many years was the humor editor for Footloose Magazine.  His book Better Living Through Laughter (An Attitude to Live By) helps individuals learn the value of a good sense of humor and a positive attitude.    The King’s Last Ride is his first novel.     His love for music and music history developed while in college working in radio as a DJ.  He like so many others remembers the day that stunned the world the day Elvis Presley died.  Steve currently lives in Chapin SC.  

Books on Broad is an independent book store and coffee shop located in downtown historic Camden proudly serving SC roasted King Bean coffee and offering a broad selection of new, used, and collectible books. Books on Broad is open Monday through Friday 7:30 am – 6 pm, and Saturday 7:30 am – 4 pm. Shop from the website 24/7 at

Event date: 

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event address: 

944 Broad Street
Camden, SC 29020