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Book signing scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at Hastings

 Devil's Messenger author Randy Turner will sign copies of his books 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Hastings Books, Music and Video in Joplin. 

Devil's Messenger

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The first Joplin signing of Small Town News at Hastings Bookstore in November was one of the most successful the store has ever had according to store officials. It also gave author Randy Turner a chance to see many friends old and new. From left, Turner, his former Joplin South Middle School students Yuriy Meadows and Katy Polen, former East Newton High School classmate Paul Richardson and  former Diamond Middle School students Alicia Bradley and Lydia O'Donnell. (Photo by Michelle Nickolaisen)

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Lamar R-1 School District Nurse Nancy Hughes, a longtime friend, poses with author Randy Turner at the Lamar Small Town News signing held Jan. 17 at the Mary K. Finley Library.

SMALL TOWN NEWS HAS ARRIVED
 
Orders for "Small Town News" can be made through the any of the links below or by contacting the author.

Small Town News page on IUniverse

Amazon.com

Books-A-Million

Hastings

Barnes & Noble

IUniverse Bookstore

Devil's Messenger

IUniverse Devil's Messenger Page

Other Websites by Randy Turner

The Turner Report

Room 210

Room 210 News

Original Room 210 News

Room 210 Discussion

Room 210 for Teachers

The New Wildcat Central

Randy Turner's MySpace

Natural Disaster Band Website

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FIRST SIGNING IS A SUCCESS
The first signing for "Small Town News" was held Oct. 20 at the Neosho/Newton County Library. Among those attending were several Diamond High School students who were in author Randy Turner's classes when he taught at Diamond Middle School. From left, Ashley Nickolaisen, Randy Turner, Stacia Martens, Jessica Harrison, and Michelle Nickolaisen.
Photo by Shirley Gollhoffer

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FROM THE BACK COVER
It's a lousy day in Rockport.
The bank was robbed, a man was killed, and in what may or may not be a coincidence, the school superintendent vanished without a trace...it couldn't have worked out any better for high school journalist Tiffany Everett. Everything happened on the first day of her one-week internship at an area television station.
Tiffany has a chance to see small town journalism at its best and its worst, as she deals with an intriguing group of characters:
   -Shannon Starbuck- the hometown girl and star reporter to whom Tiffany is assigned.
   -Willie Taylor- Tiffany's journalism teacher, who shares a past with Shannon.
   -Kirk Robbins- the boy wonder newspaper editor who is willing to cut corners to beat the competition on the biggest story to ever hit Rockport.
  During seven exciting days, Tiffany Everett sees the permanent damage that can be done when the media circus hits a small town...and if she's lucky, she may to live to see football homecoming.
 
Tragedy happens and the media follows. Small Town News offers a timely look at the damage news coverage can have on a tiny, unprepared community.

Events that inspired Small Town News

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1-800-AUTHORS or
1-800-288-4677

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ORDER SMALL TOWN NEWS FROM THE AUTHOR

For those who are uncomfortable giving out credit card numbers to order books over the Internet, you can order autographed copies of Small Town News and Devil's Messenger directly from author Randy Turner. Send a check for $20 to cover cost of the book, tax, and shipping costs to:

Randy Turner, 2306 E. 8th, Apt. G, Joplin, MO 64801

 

SMALL TOWN NEWS AVAILABLE IN NEOSHO, CARTHAGE

Small Town News can be purchased at Books & Java on the square in Neosho, Pat's Books in Carthage, and the Lamar Democrat office in Lamar.

Joplin locations for Small Town News are Hastings, the Changing Hands Book Shop, and Always Buying Books.

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Photo by Ron Graber

The author, Randy Turner, is an eighth grade English teacher at South Middle School in Joplin, Missouri. Before going into the teaching profession, he earned more than 100 journalism awards, including more than 30 for investigative reporting during a 22-year journalism career in southwest Missouri. His blog, The Turner Report, at www.rturner229.blogspot.com, is a popular mixture of investigative journalism, commentary, and media coverage. Turner can be reached at rturner229@hotmail.com
 


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