THOMAS S. TISDALE (publisher) is a lawyer and writer living in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a former president of the South Carolina Historical Society and the South Carolina Bar. He has served on the boards of several schools and colleges and community-related non-profit organizations, including the University of the South and Spoleto Festival, USA. Tisdale is the author of the biography A Lady of the High Hills: Natalie Delage Sumter (University of South Carolina Press, 2001), and in 2004 was the executive producer of the play South by Julian Green, and has written a play in 2013, Truth in Cold Blood. He was a founder of SPCK/USA, the American branch of the oldest English missionary society that distributes Christian literature worldwide.