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Bledsoe, Jerry


BLEDSOE, Jerry. American, b. 1941. Genres: Criminology/True Crime, Adult non-fiction, Documentaries/Reportage. Career: Reporter and columnist, Greensboro News & Record, 1966-77 and 1981-89; feature writer, Louiville Times, 1971; contributing editor, Esquire, 1972-76; columnist, Charlotte Observer, 1977-81; publisher and editor, Down Home Press, Asheboro, North Carolina, 1989-. Publications: TRUE CRIME BOOKS: Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder, 1988; Blood Games, 1991; Before He Wakes: A True Story of Money, Marriage, Sex, and Murder, 1994; Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes and Execution, 1998. OTHER NONFICTION: The World's Number One, Flat-Out, All-Time Great, Stock Car Racing Book, 1975; You Can't Live on Radishes: Some Funny Things Happened on the Way Back to the Land, 1976; Just Folks: Visitin' with Carolina People, 1980; Carolina Curiosities: Jerry Bledsoe's Outlandish Guide to the Dadblamedest Things to See and Do in North Carolina, 1984; From Whalebone to Hot House: A Journey Along North Carolina's Longest Highway, U.S. 64, 1986; Country Cured: Reflections from the Heart, 1989; The Bare-Bottomed Skier and Other Unlikely Tales, 1990; Blue Horizons: Faces and Places from a Bicycle Journey Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1993; The Angel Doll: A Christmas Story, 1996. Address: Down Home Press, P.O. Box 4126, Asheboro, NC 27203, U.S.A.

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