Eli Alexander is a South Carolina native. He was born in Columbia and now resides in the Greenville, SC area. He was fortunate enough to spend several weeks every year in the Charleston area including Seabrook Island and Wadmalaw Island. This coupled with movies such as “North & South” created a love for the lowcountry of his home state. Writing is a hobby for him, but still a passion. He loves to incorporate historical facts into his fiction as well as highlight the beauty and serenity of the South. He also likes to weave moral and spiritual dilemmas within the story. These encourage the readers to put themselves in the character’s predicament and examine his or her own beliefs and decisions. Josiah Whitby is the first of a series “The Whitby’s of Charleston” which will examine this beloved city and its people over several decades.