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Local Authors Highlight Regional History in Dark Days @ Crenshaw House


Our region is a place where the love of good stories is second only to the passion for telling them.  And it's proven to be fertile ground for such tales.  Now, to the fiction of Irvin Cobb and Bobbie Ann Mason; and the nonfiction of Forrest Pogue, we can add Gloria Miller Beadles and Wanda Counts Holland.  The two retired Graves County middle school teachers have taken the stories and legends surrounding the antebellum southern Illinois mansion of John Hart Crenshaw and crafted them in to a well-received self-published work of historical fiction.  Todd Hatton speaks with Beadles and Holland about their new book, Dark Days @ Crenshaw House, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Books-A-Million.

Todd Hatton hails from Paducah, Kentucky, where he got into radio under the auspices of the late, great John Stewart of WKYX while a student at Paducah Community College. He also worked at WKMS in the reel-to-reel tape days of the early 1990s before running off first to San Francisco, then Orlando in search of something to do when he grew up. He received his MFA in Creative Writing at Murray State University. He vigorously resists adulthood and watches his wife, Angela Hatton, save the world one plastic bottle at a time.
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