New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Until her passing in 2019, Dorothea and her husband split their time between New Jersey and Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Dorothea Benton's Frank most recent bestseller, Queen Bee debuted at #2 on the New York Times list, where it remained in the top ten for three weeks. A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank has been beloved by fans and friends alike since her debut novel Sullivans Island. Readers from coast to coast have fallen for the quick wit and the signature humor that permeated her many novels, including the bestsellers Queen Bee, By Invitation Only, Same Beach, Next Year, All Summer Long, All the Single Ladies, The Hurricane Sisters, The Last Original Wife, Porch Lights, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, and Plantation.