Friday, May 22, 2015
Turner, Hacker to team for third book
Nonetheless, there will be a fifth book.
Carthage Press Managing Editor John Hacker, who was co-author of 5:41: Stories from the Joplin Tornado and Spirit of Hope: The Year After the Joplin Tornado, will join me for a third time for a project we are tentatively titling 5:41: Five Years Later.
In the book, we are planning on including the following:
-New tornado stories that were not published in either of the first two books.
-Updates on the people whose stories were included in those books
-Stories on how Joplin has changed since May 22, 2011
-Reporting and commentary from John and me
--Updates on construction, business, religion, and education in Joplin and how they have changed in five years
-More copies of important documents and speeches having to do with the tornado or the recovery
-Follow-ups on some of the unfinished stories from Silver Lining
Anyone who would like to submit a story and/or photos, can send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or can message them to me through Facebook. I will be contacting some people over the next few weeks.
John and I are excited about the project and we hope you will be, too.
-(Monett Times photo)