T. Lynn Ocean

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T. Lynn Ocean
Author T. Lynn Ocean at a book signing in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Author T. Lynn Ocean at a book signing in Myrtle Beach, SC.
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery

T. Lynn Ocean is an American author of present-day Southern fiction. Often working as a freelance writer for major newspapers and publications—including her local paper, The Sun News—Ocean has had three novels published. These are Fool Me Once, Sweet Home Carolina, and Southern Fatality. Her most recent novel, Southern Fatality, is the first installment of a mystery series featuring the character Jersey Barnes. The next installment is Southern Poison and will be available in Fall 2008.[1]

She was a guest author at the 2007 South Carolina book festival held in Columbia, South Carolina,[2] and the 2008 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia.[3]

Ocean is a member of the Mystery Writers Association,[4] as well as a member of International Thriller Writers.[5] She lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and earned her degree from Texas State University.[6]


Year Title ISBN Comments
2005 Fool Me Once [7] ISBN 0-312-33669-1 First Edition.
2006 Sweet Home Carolina [8] ISBN 0-312-34334-5 First Edition.
2007 Southern Fatality : a Jersey Barnes Mystery [9] ISBN 978-0-312-37367-2 Will be released as a paperback in July 2008.[10]
2008 Southern Poison: a Jersey Barnes Mystery [11] ISBN 978-0-312-38346-6 Second Jersey Barnes Mystery.


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