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Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton and James Patterson to write a thriller novel

James Patterson and Bill Clinton

Author James Patterson, former President Clinton (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times; Diedre Laird / Charlotte Observer)

Have you heard…former President Bill Clinton and iconic author James Patterson have teamed up to write a novel, The President is Missing, that will be published June 2018.

Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company will jointly publish the novel, which represents a rare foray into fiction for a former president, according to the report published in The New York Times.

You can read the rest of the story in the Times here.

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    The Mansfield Killings soon to be a major motion picture

    Outer Banks Publishing Group author Scott Fields’ novel, The Mansfield Killings, based on the true story of the horrific murders of the Niebel family in 1948, will be made into a major motion picture in 2018.

    Outer Banks Publishing Group, OBX PublishersProduced by Forbidden Tears Productions of Waldron, Arkansas, the movie will be filmed in Waldron and on location in Mansfield, Ohio and at the historic Ohio State Reformatory (OSR) also in Mansfield, where the story started. The Shawshank Redemption and Air Force One were also filmed at the reformatory.

    Jennifer Anderson-Bounds, owner and producer Forbidden Tears Productions, was chosen as Female Producer of the Year 2016 and won the Humanitarian Award from WIND International Film Festival 2016. She was also awarded 2nd Place in Indie Film Festival 2015, along with a nomination for Best woman filmmaker 2015 in Barcelona.

    Scott Field’s literary agency, Gilbert Literary & Film Agency International of New Zealand, secured the movie contract.

    Scott, who was three years old when the killing spree occurred, said he had dreamed all his life of writing a story that would become a movie. When he heard about the murders, he became obsessed with writing the story into a novel and completed the manuscript in four months.

    When asked about his reaction to the movie deal, Scott said,

    “Without doubt this is probably the most fascinating and exciting thing to ever happen to me! When I was just a little boy, my parents took me to a movie, and instead of wishing that I could be an actor, I wanted to be the guy who wrote the screenplay. It was the beginning of a dream that has been with me for about 60 years. I am not talking about an occasional dream…it was with me practically everyday.”

    “My mother wOuter Banks Publishing Group Author Scott Fieldsas a great writer, but she never pursued her talent. I inherited it but being a Kmart manager and raising a family of three kids, I had no time to write even a short story. Then after 30 years in management, I became a common worker and began to write. After having a few short stories published, I decided that it was time to try writing a novel. Since then I have had 16 novels published, but the dream was still there.”

    He said at times it was difficult to write the novel because the killings were so atrocious and brutal.

    The Mansfield murders was the worst two-week killing spree in Ohio’s history. On the night of July 21, 1948, Robert Daniels and John West, former inmates at the Ohio State Reformatory, entered John and Nolena Niebel’s house with loaded guns. They forced the family including the Niebel’s 21-year-old daughter, Phyllis, into their car and drove them to a cornfield just off Fleming Falls Road in Mansfield. The two men instructed the Niebels to remove all of their clothing, and then Robert Daniels shot each of them in the head.

    The brutal murders caught national attention in the media, but the killing spree didn’t stop there. Three more innocent people would lose their lives at the hands of Daniels and West in the coming week.

    The two parolees were captured after a 14-day manhunt in Ohio when West attempted to shoot it out with police and sheriff’s deputies at a road blockade north of Van Wert, Ohio. West was killed by police and Daniels was captured, tried and convicted.  He was executed in the electric chair on January 3, 1949.

    The Mansfield Killings where the murderers were captured

    The scene at the Van Wert roadblock, where West was killed and Daniels captured while sleeping in the car on the front top rack – July 22, 1948

    Scott Fields tirelessly researched the killings, the capture and trial of Daniels and even interviewed a surviving member of the Niebel family to weave this tragic story bringing the reader back to those dark days in the summer of 1948. What led to these brutal killings, and why was the Niebel family singled-out to be savagely murdered? It has been more than sixty years since the tragedy, and, yet, this question still remains unanswered. The killing spree is not only remembered to this day, but is an important and dark part of Mansfield lore.

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    The Ohio State Reformatory

    If you are ever in Mansfield, Ohio, be sure to tour the historic Ohio State Reformatory, the most haunted location in Ohio and one of the shooting locations of The Mansfield Killings.

    Hauntings have been documented over the years by professional paranormal investigators and TV shows on the paranormal, including Syfy’s Ghost Hunters and the Travel Channel’s popular, Ghost Adventures.

    Ohio State Reformatory

    View the informative video about the OSR and its rich history.

    Order a copy of The Mansfield Killings at our bookstore.

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    May your year be filled with happiness and success

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    Happy Holidays from Outer Banks Publishing Group

    Enjoy this phenomenal performance by Pentatonic and their version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen this holiday season.

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    Give an eBook as a gift

    Now you can give your favorite book worm an ebook this holiday season. And with ebook reading apps for any smart phone, tablet or PC your recipient doesn’t need to buy a specific ebook reader.

     

     

    For the Kindle or appKindle Gift Feature

    Simply click on the “Give as a Gift” button near the bottom of the check out box and Amazon will send an email to your recipient on how to download the book.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For the Nook or app

    Nook ebook gift feature The process is the same as the Kindle. Just click on the “Buy as a Gift” button at the bottom of ht check out box.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    For Mac iBooks appiBook Gift buying feature

    Download the iBooks app on your Mac or PC to enter the store or select books in iTunes. Choose your book and then select the drop down menu on the Buy Book button and choose the first item, “Gift this Book.”

     

     

     

     

    For Google Play Books

    Google Play Store gift cards

    If you purchase a book from the Google Play Store, you will have to buy a digital gift card and send that to your recipient. Purchased books from Google can be downloaded to any device for reading. For more information on how to download books to other devices, see Google’s Play Books help page.

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      Ron Rhody, Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw

      State Journal interviews Ron Rhody and his King of Craw

      “It was a difficult book to write,” Ron Rhody said. “The stuff about Fallis has never been pulled together in a story. There are all these anecdotes, conversations and suspicions out there about the guy and the sort of things he did. My concern was that, in the writing, that I’m fair to the record that exists and fair to the man.”

      Author Ron Rhody

      Author Ron Rhody

      Outer Banks Publishing Group author Ron Rhody interview was recently published on the front page of Frankfort, KY State Journal newspaper in anticipation of the launch of his new novel, Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw Nov. 5 at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort, KY.

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      Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw

      He brooked no insult, would not be cheated, would not be pushed around. He bent a knee to no man. He was the King of Craw and the powers-that-be wanted him gone.

      Concerning The Matter of The King of CrawList Price: $16.99
      6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
      Black & White on Cream paper
      288 pages
      Outer Banks Publishing Group
      ISBN-13: 978-0990679042
      ISBN-10: 0990679047
      BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General

      Now $11.99 – Order here

       

       

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      John Fallis, main character of Concerning the Matter of The King of Craw by Ron Rhody

      Meet the baddest of the bad on Nov. 5 in Frankfort, KY

      One of Kentucky’s baddest bad men is being resurrected at the Kentucky Book Fair in Frankfort Saturday, November 5 —baddest of the bad if you believed the press of the day, but a hero to the downtrodden if you listened to the poor and the powerless.

      John Fallis is his name.  He was the King of Craw—the notorious red-light district in Kentucky’s capital city that flourished during the Roaring Twenties and was famous all the way down to New Orleans for its wild and licentious ways. He was a political power, a gambler, a bootlegger, a legitimate merchant, and a charismatic Lothario who brooked no insult, would not be pushed around, who bent a knee to no man.

      Concerning The Matter of The King of CrawThe men who ran the town thought him Lucifer unleashed. The common folk thought him their protector and benefactor. His rise and fall is the stuff of which legends are made. Which the new book Concerning The Matter Of The King Of Craw attempts, for the first time, to draw out and illuminate. Its formal release is set for the opening of the Kentucky Book Fair at Frankfort’s Convention Center, Saturday, November 5. Ron Rhody, a Pinehurst, NC resident, who wrote it, grew up in the Capital City where stories about John Fallis are still being told.

      Concerning The Matter Of The King Of Craw is a work of fiction, for no formal biography exits, but it is based on fact and hews as close to the actual record as such a record exists The book begins with the night of the Big Shoot-Out when he takes on the entire city police force and ends with him dead on a craps table in Craw in what the newspapers deemed the aftermath of an argument over a game of dice, but which many believe was a hit ordered by powerful members of the city’s elite.

      The Kentucky Book Fair, operated by the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Book Fair Board, is one of the biggest in the Southeast. It regularly attracts a crowd of 3,000 or more and this year will host 170 regional and national authors. It is set for the Frankfort Convention Center, hours nine to four-thirty, Saturday, November 5, 2016.

      CONCERNING THE MATTER OF THE KING OF CRAW can be ordered from our bookstore for $11.99.

      He brooked no insult, would not be cheated, would not be pushed around. He bent a knee to no man. He was the King of Craw and the powers-that-be wanted him gone.

      Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw

      List Price: $16.99

      6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
      Black & White on Cream paper
      288 pages
      Outer Banks Publishing Group
      ISBN-13: 978-0990679042
      ISBN-10: 0990679047
      BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General

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      Discuss secrets of writing with novelist Ron Rhody

      Want to know what it takes to write a novel? Talk with Outer Banks Publishing Group author Ron Rhody, who will be one of 170 prominent authors featured at the Kentucky Book Fair (KBF) on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, KY.

      Ron has written four novels, including the bestselling THEO trilogy, all taking place in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he grew up and was exposed to local lore, legends and its rich history.

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      Author Ron Rhody

      The Kentucky Book Fair attracts writers of all genres and patrons of all walks of life in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest — the importance and promotion of writing and reading.

      In its 35th year, the book fair attracts approximately 4.000 patrons from Kentucky and surrounding states. Each author has a booth where they sell signed copies of their books and talk with patrons about their work.

      Net proceeds from the KBF fund goes to Kentucky schools and public libraries for local book purchasing and other literacy-related causes.

      The KBF makes every attempt to invite writers of all genres, current events, fiction, children’s books, poetry, cookbooks, mysteries and other genres.

      In recent years, KFB celebrated the attendance of authors Sue Grafton, Rick Pitino, Christy Jordan, Eleanor Clift, Laurien Berenson, Duffy Brown, Ann Ross, Mark Kurlansky, Mary McDonough, among others.

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      Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw

      He brooked no insult, would not be cheated, would not be pushed around. He bent a knee to no man. He was the King of Craw and the powers-that-be wanted him gone.

      Concerning The Matter of The King of CrawList Price: $16.99
      6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
      Black & White on Cream paper
      288 pages
      Outer Banks Publishing Group
      ISBN-13: 978-0990679042
      ISBN-10: 0990679047
      BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General

      Now $11.99 – Order here

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      Kentucky’s Premiere Literary Event is this weekend

      The Kentucky Humanities Council presents the
      35th Annual Kentucky Book Fair
      November 5, 2016
      9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Frankfort Convention Center
      405 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky
      Sixth Annual KBF Kids Day, Friday, November 4th

      Each year, more than 170 local and national authors participate in the event, signing their latest books and meeting readers from Kentucky and surrounding states. On average, nearly 4,000 readers flock to downtown Frankfort to meet their favorite writers and learn about new authors.

      Since its inception in 1981, the Kentucky Book Fair has been connecting readers and authors in a celebration of shared passion and mutual interest: the importance and promotion of writing and reading.

      Kentucky Book Fair logoIn addition to the 35th anniversary of the Kentucky Book Fair, the organizers are celebrating the 6th Annual KBF Kids Day, on Nov. 4, where hundreds of Kentucky students are given the opportunity to interact with authors in a series of engaging presentations.

      In addition, Pulitzer Prize winners Maria Henson and Joel Pett will be featured at the fair.

      Contact Brooke Raby, Kentucky Book Fair Manager for more information.
      brooke.raby@uky.edu or by phone at 859/257-5932.

      Featured photo of the book fair courtesy of Hannah Reel/hreel@state-journal.com, the Kentucky State Journal

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      Ron Rhody at Buffalo Trace

      King of Craw launches at Paul Sawyier Public Library

      Frankfort native Ron Rhody’s newest novel, Concerning the Matter of the King of Craw launches Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Paul Sawyier Public Library in Frankfort, Kentucky.

      Rhody, a resident of Pinehurst, NC, will be on hand to read from and discuss his new historical fiction release, with a book signing to follow.

      Set in the Roaring Twenties in Kentucky’s capital city, the story spins around John Fallis, a handsome, charismatic grocer, gPaul Sawyier Public Libraryambler, bootlegger, and political boss, and the two boys who fell into his orbit.

      Also featured will be Jim Wallace, well known oral historian of Frankfort’s Crawfish Bottom. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from Poor Richard’s Books.

      Rhody was born and raised in Frankfort and attended both Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky. He worked as a reporter, a sportswriter, a broadcast newsman, and covered the Kentucky legislature before moving on to a career as a corporate public relations executive in New York and San Francisco, and later as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies on communications and public relations issues.

      He is the author of The Theo Trilogy which includes Theo’s Story, Theo & The Mouthful of Ashes, and When Theo Came Home. Rhody currently resides in Pinehurst, North Carolina with his wife, Patsy.

      This free event will take place in the Library Community Room. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or by email at diane@pspl.org.

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      CONCERNING THE MATTER OF THE KING OF CRAW can be pre-ordered from our bookstore for $11.99.

      He brooked no insult, would not be cheated, would not be pushed around. He bent a knee to no man. He was the King of Craw and the powers-that-be wanted him gone.

       

      Ron Rhody, Concerning The Matter of The King of Craw

       

      List Price: $16.99

      6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
      Black & White on Cream paper
      288 pages
      Outer Banks Publishing Group
      ISBN-13: 978-0990679042
      ISBN-10: 0990679047
      BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General

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