Tom Poland


Tom Poland’s work has appeared in magazines, books, and online journals throughout the United States. He’s published eleven books and more than 1,000 magazine features. Forbidden Island, his novel, was published in 2007.

His book, Reflections of South Carolina, is in its fourth printing. The University of South Carolina Press released Save The Last Dance For Me, how the blues became beach music and the shag phenomenon, in the spring of 2012. The USC Press published Reflections Of South Carolina, Vol. II, in 2014. The History Press of Charleston published Classic Carolina Road Trips in 2014.

Solid Ground, his play, was staged by Swamp Gravy, the community theater in Colquitt, Georgia, that is home to Georgia’s Folk Life Drama. It was staged in October 2011 and March 2012.

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: 91,180. 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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