I am a former newspaper reporter, columnist and editorial writer now working as a freelance writer. I grew up in Joplin, Mo., and spent most of my career in Memphis, Tennessee, where I also earned a masters degree in English with a concentration on linguistics. My novel, Tent City, is set in 1960 Mississippi against the backdrop of the voting rights movement.
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Tent City: A Mississippi Story
by Michael Kelley
(5.00 from 1 review)
Published: August 7, 2016
Set during the voting rights campaign in Mississippi, Tent City tells the story of planter William Flair, who follows his conscience when tenant farmers who have been evicted from their homes ask to set up camp on the Flair plantation. When a protest leader is murdered and three protesters are wrongly accused, it is up to William and a sympathetic deputy sheriff to set the record straight.
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