On September 10, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library, J.B Hogan will roll out his latest novel, Tin Hollow, a tale of life in small Arkansas town.
When a popular minor league baseball player is found murdered in an alley just inside the Black area of segregated Jefferson, Arkansas in 1935, would be lawyer Carl Tatum is enlisted by the white police department to help solve the crime. What Tatum, educated at Howard University but denied the opportunity to practice law in his home state, discovers on his way to the truth about the murder nearly costs him his life and exposes a level of vice that threatens to bring down the corrupt power structure of this small backwoods town.
J. B. Hogan has had over 250 stories and poems and seven books published including Losing Cotton (novel), The Rubicon (poems and short fiction) and Fallen (short fiction) from Oghma Creative Media. His books The Apostate (novella and long stories) and Angels in the Ozarks (local baseball history) were published by Pen-L Publishing. His latest book, Tin Hollow (mystery/suspense novel), will be released by Oghma Creative Media September 3, 2016.
J. B. Hogan grew up in Fayetteville and returned home some dozen years ago. Since then he has immersed himself in local history and preservation and has served as president of the Washington County Historical Society and chairman of the Fayetteville Historic District Commission. He has given local history presentations at a number of venues in town and taught several classes for the University of Arkansas Continuing Education OLLI program. A book signing and sales will follow the event.