Here is a great little interview that Mercer University Press conducted with me about A Plot for Pridemore. We are only a few weeks away from the book’s general release!

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Mercer University Press couldn’t be prouder to announce the release of  Stephen Roth’s first novel, A Plot for Pridemore . The 2012 winner of the Ferrol Sams Award for Fiction, this novel is a whirlwind of intrigue and shenanigans in a small Missouri town.

Stephen is a native of LaGrange, Georgia, and long-time journalist, and he stopped by the blog today to talk about his terrific foray into fiction.

Roth_Pridemore_tbnl1. Baby Alison and her rescue from a well inspires the mayor’s scheme to bring infamy to Pridemore. Did news stories similar to Baby Alison’s strike you when you were younger?

I have always been fascinated by news accounts of extraordinary things happening in ordinary places, and the effect that those stories have on people. The fictional Baby Alison story is inspired by the real-life Baby Jessica rescue that happened in 1987 in Midland, Texas. During the handful of days workers…

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