Mount Pleasant Magazine March/April 2024

41 | | 1984 Summer Games” shares experiences and accounts gleaned from his time covering the Olympics. His fiction novel “Sex…in the Crosshairs” provides a satirical approach to the entertainment industry and a compelling storyline following Michael Montgomery, a “soldier of fortune, renegade publisher and hedonist extraordinaire.” And “Team Player: A Bobby McRae Mystery,” is a crime mystery set in a rustic cabin outside of Charleston, South Carolina. McRae is pulled back into the life he was trying to escape when a former business associate from Los Angeles shows up on McRae’s doorstep “quite uninvited and very dead.” All four books are works of art and offer a glimpse into Farley’s writing prowess. ACT IV Leaving his former life behind and moving to Mount Pleasant allowed Farley to write articles for Mount Pleasant Magazine and finish work on the book that he started in LA. Farley was known to many because of his packed social calendar and his morning walks with his beloved dog, Pal. A member of the cocktail club, the martini club and a frequent trivia attendee, Farley loved to chat about his escapades and socialize with friends. “I was his agent. I was always flaunting him,” recalled his wife, Judy Farley. “When we moved to South Carolina, I would tell people he worked for Playboy and they would be speechless. I loved promoting him. We were a comedy team at times and used to play off of each other. We were just connected and we always kept on rolling.” Judy said that Farley lived a “beautiful life” and that he was the “smartest, most intellectual and witty person” she had ever known.” She wants everyone to remember him for the impact he made on the world and the experiences he had. “Bill would meet everyone on the block due to Pal,” Judy continued. “He would meet people, introduce them and then come home and tell me all about them. He loved being around people and he and Pal, they were the kings of Heathland Way. Anywhere we would go, they would be recognized. Bill was congenial and loved talking to people. I had to start the stories and he would go from there.” Farley left a legacy of adventure and dynamism and for that among other things, he will be truly missed. Editor’s Note: A special thanks and debt of gratitude from your friends at Mount Pleasant Magazine. our town We are your local, independent bookstore. Open Monday -Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-4 Free Local Delivery & Curbside Pick Up Available 761 Coleman Blvd., Ste B Mt. Pleasant 843.654.9449 • Great New Fiction for Spring 843-972-8512