Local author releases second novel

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Book signing slated for local author Democrat Photo/Melonie Roberts A book-signing will be held for local author Jon Horner who has published his second novel, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 18 at the Barry County Museum south of Cassville. "The Deadly News" follows the McMasters family, in the fictional town of Bouvier, Mo., throughout the investigation of a fatal car crash involving their son's pregnant girlfriend. Horner's previous novel, "The Rev of Bouvier," was published in 2008.

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.

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