Tom Poland


Tom Poland is the author of twelve books and more than 1,500 magazine features and columns. A Southern writer, his work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. People first came to know Tom’s work in South Carolina Wildlife magazine, where he wrote features and served as managing editor.

Among his recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips From Columbia, Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It, and his and Robert Clark’s latest volume of Reflections of South Carolina, Vol. 2. Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged his play, Solid Ground in 2011 and 2012.

He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle, and changing culture and speaks often to groups across South Carolina and Georgia.

Tom earned a BA in Journalism and a Masters in Media at the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina where he writes about Georgialina—his name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina.

A Southern writer, author, and Lincolnton, Georgia native, he lives in Columbia, South Carolina. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia.

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Forbidden Island An Island Called Sapelo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,170. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Writer Slater Watts goes to wild Forbidden Island off the Southeast coast to profile a voodoo priest. Watts sees the assignment as the last chance to break his daughter’s five-year coma. On his way to the island Watts meets Tyler Hill who seeks her runaway daughter. Her mission supplants his, threatening his last chance to save his daughter. And then a horrifying discovery changes everything.

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