Nonfiction2017-10-23T05:35:41+00:00

Nonfiction

Angela’s Story
A True Crime

Eight-year-old Angela _X_ had a story to tell.
It was a story about her big brother, Carson _X_.
He was thirteen.
They were doing s-e-x.

It was a short story.
It was not exciting.
But it was Angela’s story.
And it was true.

So begins Angela’s Story, a true-crime novel in which incest is only the beginning, and no one is innocent.

Coming in 2018 on a joint imprint from GenPop Books & Tarpaulin Sky Press.

Brief Court Update: 5 March 2013

After days of preliminary hearings, a judge determined that prosecutors' alleged evidence -- which consisted entirely of hearsay statements from law enforcement officers whose exhaustive searches of Adams's home and campus failed to find any biological or photographic or video evidence to support accusers' claims -- was nonetheless sufficient to warrant a trial on seven counts of child molestation. The trial is presently scheduled to begin April 4th. I'll have more to say in the coming weeks. [END OF POST]

Brief Court Update: 22 Feb 2013

The preliminary hearing for Creative Frontiers Principal Robert Adams remains delayed - today, because the judge recused himself after the defense noted that he signed-off on the search warrants (warrants which, it should be noted, resulted in the seizure of not a jot of inculpatory evidence). Adams preliminary hearing is rescheduled for Feb 28. [END OF POST]

The “Other” West Memphis Three (part 4): Attorney Scott Ellington and the New Doomed Generation

Pam Hicks (originally Pam Hobbs) filed suit in June, when West Memphis authorities denied her initial requests to view records and evidence related to the murder of her child, Stevie Branch, nearly 20 years ago -- one of three children murdered in a case made famous by Arkansas’ wrongful conviction of the so-called West Memphis Three – a case that remains, as a result of Arkansas’ botched investigation and prosecution, unsolved. Hicks as well as John Mark Byers, father of murdered Christopher Byers, so far have met with stonewalling from the authorities now being sued in a third, amended version of the original suit: West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes; Mayor of West Memphis, William H. Johnson; and Congressional hopeful and current Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, Scott Ellington.

Literally Cursed: Marc Perrusquia’s Frightening Two-Decade Obsession with Damien Echols

It appears that Memphis Commercial Appeal journalist Marc Perrusquia is still suffering from The Blood of Innocents, his co-authored mass-market failure from 1995, which had hoped to profit from the State of Arkansas's fictional case against the West Memphis Three. Readers might reasonably expect that Perrusquia would have politely ignored the recent publication of Damien Echols' memoir, Life After Death -- or that Perrusquia might have even used the occasion to apologize for getting the case so wrong. Instead, as if cornered, flying in the face of reason, Perrusquia decided to attack. To take one last swipe at the man who lost 18 years to Perrusquia's satanic fiction, but survived, and then had the gall to write about it.

The “Other” West Memphis Three (part 3): Loser Occult

That which is kept in darkness is occult. The story of three little boys left naked, hogtied, dead in a ditch--remains in darkness. Damien Echols, who suffered half his life on a very real Death Row for the crimes that Atom Egoyan now intends to "fictionalize," is clear on the distinction between Mara Leveritt's 2002 book and the 2013 Hollywood fiction, Tweeting Egoyan's film as "Devil's Knob."

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