The year is 1947. The war is over, Jackie Robinson has just integrated baseball, and Frank Sinatra breezes in over the fuzzy airwaves. A sense of relief is finally sweeping the nation...everywhere except Tobaccoville, North Carolina. Beyond the rural fields that are pregnant with decades of secrets, a mysterious Hollywood pin-up is jailed for murder while her facially birthmarked half-sister may hold the answers as to why. The two girls, estranged for years, share a haunting past, a shell-shocked love interest, and maybe even a cruel destiny. Through mountains of lies, the truth that inevitably comes pouring out of the tobacco leaves will come to light. Will this light reveal the path to the siblings' foreordained destruction, or their long-awaited deliverance? Will they realize they each hold the power to set the other free before it's too late? A story of heritage, hurt, and somehow, hope; Tobacco Sun keeps you on the edge of your seat while you find yourself rooting for redemption.
Lorna Hollifield was born in Asheville, North
Carolina, but now enjoys the “salt life” outside of Charleston, South
Carolina with her family and favorite Springer Spaniel.
Hollifield began her professional writing journey as a tourism and travel blogger before finally breaking into the fiction market when Pen Name Publishing picked up her debut novel, Tobacco Sun, in 2017. Since then Lorna served as President for the South Carolina Writers Association, has been a featured speaker at numerous literary conferences, was published in the Fall Lines literary anthology, and spent a year as the book columnist for Skirt Magazine.
When Lorna isn’t writing, she is most likely bumming on the beach, or exploring the never-ending South Carolina LowCountry she loves so much. Her first novel was Tobacco Sun.