Deady Sins

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Deadly Sins will air an episode about the March case on the Investigation Discovery channel, Jan. 26. I was interviewed a few months ago about An Unfinished Canvas and maybe out of 2 1/2 hours of shooting, they will get a couple of good clips! I understand that Asst. D.A. Tom Thurman and Sgt. Pat Postiglione were also interviewed. If you haven’t seen Deadly Sins, it’s a show that mixes re-enactment and interviews. I hope you’ll watch!

Masters of True Crime

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Check out a new anthology entitled Masters of True Crime: Chilling Stories of Murder and the Macabre. The true-crime anthology, available in bookstores and Amazon, includes narratives by more than a dozen writers. I contributed “Lost Innocence: Murder of a Girl Scout,” and Doug Jones has written “Escape from Fort Pillow.” Let me know what you think!

Southern Festival of Books 2011

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Save the date of the SFB: the weekend of Oct. 14-16.

Please join Doug Jones and me on Sunday, Oct. 16, 1:30-2:30, for our session on A SEASON OF DARKNESS, the story of the Marcia Trimble murder and investigation. Thanks to those loyal friends who have attended many of our signings. We will try to say something you haven’t heard before!

Save the Date! Book Signing 12/9/10

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Doug Jones and I will be signing A Season of Darkness at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Nashville on Thursday, December 9.  A Season of Darkness is the story of Marcia Trimble, the nine-year-old Girl Scout whose disappearance in 1975 was the beginning of a mystery that took 34 years to solve. We are excited about launching our book on December 9 – please save the date!

Release date set for book

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A SEASON OF DARKNESS, the story of nine-year-old Marcia Trimble’s disappearance and murder and the 34-year-investigation that led to the conviction of her killer, will be released by Berkley Books in early December – in time for Christmas gifts! We should be getting the cover art soon.

Manuscript to Publisher

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This week Doug Jones and I finished our manuscript and submitted it to our editor at Berkley.  A Season of Darkness is the Marcia Trimble story.  It won’t be out for months, but I’m hoping to spread the word. People in Nashville have been captivated by the murder of the nine-year-old Girl Scout for almost 35 years.  At last, her killer was convicted in the July trial. Doug and I have made every effort to tell the accurate and very detailed story.  More about this in the months to come.