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About the Author
Tommy Cofield is a poet, short-story writer, and novelist. He grew up in the upstate of South Carolina, and he learned to drive a stick shift on Scuffletown Road. He is a practicing attorney in Lexington, South Carolina. He attended the University of South Carolina, where he studied creative writing under James Dickey and William Price Fox. He and his wife, Janet, live in Lexington, South Carolina, and they have two adult children, T.J. Cofield and Caitlin Carolina Cofield. Scuffletown is his first novel.
In The Press
"Only in a small southern town, in the era of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pontiac GTOs, will you find the characters and events Tommy Cofield creates so lovingly in his debut novel. Horse traders, teenage pranksters, a preacher-hypnotist, a spirits-selling soothsayer, even a two-headed dog romp through Scuffletown, where you can be haunted by a Little League mishap as much as the local Civil War-era ghost. If you grew up in such a place at such a time, you will be right at home. Get a six-pack of PBR and prepare to laugh – this is the funniest book I’ve ever read."
Editor of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love
In the press