Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Turner Report signing Saturday at Always Buying Books
A quick reminder: The first Joplin signing for my non-fiction book, The Turner Report, is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 (this Saturday) at Always Buying Books, 5357 N. Main, Joplin.
Autographed copies of The Turner Report will be available for $17, while autographed copies of my novels, Small Town News and Devil's Messenger, will be on sale at the reduced price of $10 per copy.
The Turner Report book features stories from my newspaper days, as well as reporting and commentary from this blog, and some original work published in this book for the first time. Included in the stories:
-Joe and Joyce Cruzan's battle to have feeding tubes removed from their daughter, Nancy, after an automobile accident left her in a persistent vegetative state.
-The long path to prison for Turnpike Killer Paul Murray
-How Lamar swindler Patrick Graham took investors for $5 million selling shares in a non-existent AIDS vaccine
-How a Joplin-area legislator did his best to gut group home reforms shortly after receiving thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the nursing home industry
-The connection between the company hired to provide the curriculum for Missouri's new elementary virtual schools and the educational voucher movement
-How Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt has used lobbyists to provide the funding for his Rely on Your Beliefs PAC
-A recollection of the 1992 governor's race between Attorney General Bill Webster, Blunt, and Mel Carnahan
-The presidential candidate who returned from the dead
-How state government and the media dropped the ball and allowed 11 people to die in the Anderson Guest House fire
-How powerful self-serving special interests are trying to push educational vouchers on Missouri.
Anyone who is unable to attend the signing, but who would like to buy The Turner Report, can order it through Amazon.com, or the websites for Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and other outlets, or you can order it through me by sending $20 to cover the book and postage costs to: Randy Turner, 2306 E. 8th, Apt. G, Joplin, MO 64801.