Meet the Author

Frank Harrelson

Frank Harrelson is a member of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, the First Families of South Carolina, the Sons of the American Revolution, and is an associate member of the French Church in Charleston. A descendant of Jean Horry (a distant great-grandfather and his wife, Madame du Frene) and Daniel Horry (son of Jean Horry and Madame du Frene), Harrelson became interested in his lineage and the time when his line of nobility was alive.

He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in mathematics, served as a commissioned officer in the US Navy, and subsequently received a master’s degree from Clemson University in analytical management science.

He has been married for over fifty years to Sandra Zebley Smith from Arlington, Virginia.  She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, and a MAT degree from Emory University..  The Harrelson’s have three daughters.  The oldest lives in New Jersey; the middle daughter lives with her parents in Auburn, Alabama; and the youngest resides in France.

About Twisted Fate

A Story of True Love in Renaissance France . . .


Twisted Fate tells the saga of families in France caught up in the Protestant Reformation begun early in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther in Germany and John Calvin in Switzerland. The Reformation caused great conflict between the Catholic Church in France and the Huguenots, who desired religious toleration from the church and from the government.

The reader gets involved in the lives of these families filled with political intrigue, murder, suspense, persecution, survival, and ultimately enduring love.

The past is made vibrant in a story of faith by bringing together historical and fictional people and events from Renaissance France. Finally, Twisted Fate, as the title implies, is filled with twists, turns, and surprises that promise to keep the reader spellbound.