Stories In the Mud: Small Town Crime and Memory

I was born in a place where the collective memory will never forget about a train careening off a bridge and drowing in the bed of the muddy river. Nor will the collective ever forget the serial killer their children fell victim to or the two boys murdered by a Sunday school teacher.

The 5 R’s of Creative Nonfiction

There is a term that I throw out repeatedly on Medium and my writing blog. It’s almost everywhere — the title banner, the “about me” page, and most of the blog posts. I’m talking about what I refer to as “Literary True Crime.” It’s a term that lies at the heart of what I want... Continue Reading →

The Why

But at its heart, the true crime genre is about giving the victims a chance at some kind of future. It may not last. They may once again slide into obscurity. . .

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