Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

Manuscript for sale (Murder in a Small Town…)

The title of this blog is misleading, I admit. Please follow the logic below and perhaps it will make sense.

Murder in a Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns is going nowhere unless I self-publish it (which is not a moral nor financial option for me) or there is an arrest of the killer of Stacey. Right now, it is a manuscript that could be subtitled The Jim Vittum Story because the most extensive interviews I’ve conducted have been with him.

I know his story well and unless I hear from someone who can contradict what he has told me, it makes sense. I know there are people out there who have said “Don’t believe anything Jim Vittum has told you” which is fine if I have other people revealing specific information on the other side. Ample opportunities have been given to others to respond to my requests to tell their side of the story.

Here is where the sale comes in.

Currently, the manuscript is approximately 140 pages in length and is as well-balanced as I can make it without the “others” mentioned above giving me something to write about. I estimate that a final version should be well over 250 pages if the “others” choose to tell me their side.

So, yes, the manuscript is for sale, not literally but figuratively. I will sell as much space in this manuscripts as it takes to tell the many sides of the story. I can’t do that without information from the Burns family, the Keane family, the local and state authorities, or the many “others” who know details of what happened during the last few months of Stacey’s life.

Any takers for the offer to buy the remaining part of the manuscript? Just get in touch with me with your new information!

In the meantime, I am working on a re-release of a completely revised edition of my first novel,  A Favor Returned which should be released sometime this spring as a paperback and an e-book. Watch for it!

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