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The Writer as Sleuth

Here, I discuss that rarified category of true crime books that I call “The Writer as Sleuth.” That is, where the author feels compelled to actively engage with the story – to do rather than simply describe.

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Madison County Homecoming

I returned to Madison County for a week to promote the new, paperback edition of “Met Her on the Mountain: The Murder of Nancy Morgan.” Events included in-person readings, discussions, and signings as well as a Zoom event at Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe in Asheville. 

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Events & Appearances

Stay up-to-date on my upcoming events as I promote both Drifting into Darkness and Met Her on the Mountain.

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The Ponder Brothers

For more than three decades in the latter part of the 20th century, the Democratic political machine led by Zeno and E. Y. Ponder wrested control from Republicans and thereafter controlled pretty much everything in Madison County.

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The Evolution of Madison County

In the years since Met Her on the Mountain was published in 2013, Madison County, North Carolina, has experienced an economic and cultural renaissance.

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