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Author of three published novel (one multiple prize winner and one with another prize) Graduate of William and Mary, former actor and singer. Raised in VA and consider myself a southerner. I write character-driven suspense novels. Pat Conroy describes what I write as "faction" though it is fiction.

Background Information

Began writing in college, but put it aside for an entertainment career.

Graduated from Richmond Professional Institute of the College of William and Mary(now VCU) where I met best bud, Tom Robbins, who badgered me for 25 years to get back to writing. Was fortunate to live on Fripp Island in SC where I became friends with Pat Conroy, who has been a mentor and supporter.

Influences: Jame Lee Burke, Pat Conroy, Gerg Iles, Michael Malone 


First Novel, Nothin' Left to Lose was published in 1999. Lowcountry Boil in2003, Louisiana Burn in 2006.

First eBook and third in the Sam Larkin series in 2011. All backlist books are presently being published as ebooks, along with a new novel, A Season for Killing. Backlist book, Nothin' Letf to Lose due as an eBook in July.

Birth Place
Chicago, IL US

Nothin' Left to Lose: named as one of the Top 10 books by SC authors for 1999

Lowcountry Boil BookSense 76 pick, Independent Publishers award for suspense (IPPY), nominated SIBA Book of the year, nominated Southern Critics Circle award for Book of the year.
Louisiana Burn Independent Publishers award for suspense.

Additional Information

Nothin' Left to Lose was optioned for film twice by Tim Moore (Producer: Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, etc. Lowcountry Boil optioned four time for film and TV by Bill Taub, SGA

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Carl T. Smith 252 Woods Road
Greer SC 29650  
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