Joe Lee is originally from Jackson, Mississippi and has a background in radio, television and journalism. He is a 1987 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Communication, and a graduate of Starkville High School. He and his family live in Brandon, Mississippi.
Debutante turned fugitive from justice Nancy Rutledge, who escaped from the tiny North-Mississippi town of Oakdale just before being arrested for the murder of her mother, has some unfinished business to take care of in her hometown. And just how far is she willing to go to get even with her enemies, both real and imagined?
Nancy, thanks to identity theft and a profound change of appearance, has morphed into best selling children's author and national sensation Chesapeake Rhea Edwards. Now living in the mountains of Colorado, she's fooled not only thousands of book buyers but many powerful people in the publishing industry. With demand for her book sky high, she's in the middle of an 88 stop tour of the southeastern United States when the visit to Oakdale's Main Street book store finally rolls around.
Of course Nancy knows she's taking a huge risk by sneaking back into town fifteen months later--one false move or slipup and she'll certainly be hauled away in cuffs by the local police department. But not only did she coordinate all aspects of the book tour strictly to put herself in this store, the whole notion of being an author was created to bring her face to face with two people: Keller Bryan, the love of her life, and Caitlyn Rutledge, who is Nancy's half sister...and Keller's fiance.
Nancy isn't leaving town without Keller, regardless of who gets hurt--or dies. It's the only reason she's still alive.
On January 12 meet Mississippi author Joe Lee as he signs copies of his new suspense thriller The Long Road Home. Book signing begins at 5:00 P.M. Then join Joe and the Chapter One Book Club as they discuss his many works. Book club will begin at 6:00 P.M. We hope to see you there!