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Book Nook: Crimes in Southern Indiana by Frank Bill

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Frank Bill lives in Corydon, Indiana. He works at a paint factory. He has observed as the economy has soured in his part of rural Indiana. The good factory jobs are vanishing. Meth labs flourish. Crime is soaring.

Bill keeps a notebook handy and he scribbles down story ideas inspired by the devastation he sees around him. His first book, "Crimes in Southern Indiana" is dark and violent and nearly impossible to put down.

In this interview Bill talks about his inspirations-the rejections-and how he finally broke through and got his stuff published.

 

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.