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Meet the Writers
The South Carolina coast forms a lush backdrop for Dorothea Benton Frank's tales of cheatin' husbands, nosy neighbors, and nutty families. But don't let the sand and palm trees fool you: Frank's very funny novels, like Sullivan's Island and Full of Grace, are smarter than the average beach read. In our interview, Frank discusses how her career path as a writer follows her philosophy that where you start rarely has anything to do with where you land. "Life is not like the trajectory of a bullet," she observes, "you can change course, for sure… I'm living proof of it."