Local author releases second novel
A Cassville author has published his second novel, "The Deadly News," outlining the fall of a prominent newspaper owner and his family in the fictional town of Bouvier, Mo.
Jon Horner, whose book was released in March, will be signing copies of the novel from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18, at the Barry County Museum, located on Highway 112 south of Cassville.
"The Deadly News" follows Mitch McMasters, the publisher and owner of the county's most prominent newspaper, through the investigation of a fatal crash that involved his son's pregnant girlfriend.
The tale weaves through areas local law enforcement officials had never dreamed existed and ends with a shocking truth that rattles the community.
"I always enjoyed reading John Grisham novels and my wife, Darla, urged me to try writing a novel of my own," Horner said. "I wrote "The Rev of Bouvier" about five years ago.
"When I started this book, I would write early in the morning, late at night and on weekends," Horner said. "Donna Richards and my wife both helped with the editing process, and the book was finally released three weeks ago."
The books are available at the Barry County Museum, and online through Amazon.com and publishamerica.com. E-book versions are also available for Kindle and Nook.