Images of America: Monticello is the result of a collaboration of Mary Heady, the archivist at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and editor of the Journal of the Drew County Historical Society and Mark Spencer, the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at UAM and the author of award-winning novels and short stories.  This team consisting of a serious and savvy historian and a colorful story-teller brings the reader a history both informative and entertaining. 


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Coming October 2011

Two true stories intertwine in A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House.  A family moves into the famous haunted house highly skeptical, but soon their chilling personal experiences and the awe-inspiring evidence captured by paranormal investigators turn them into believers.  Then when the owners of the house think there can be no more surprises and have no expectation of ever understanding why a former resident committed suicide and why she lingers, the ghost herself reveals her story of longing, passion, and helplessness.

Coming January 2012

In 1962, a bigamist professional wrestler struggles to jump-start his flagging career. In Oklahoma City, he’s The Masked Demon and married to moody Darlene (formerly the “lady wrestler” Darla The Goddess of Sweet Sin).  In Dallas, he’s Bible Bob and lives with sweet-natured Candy, a former Sears Roebuck sales girl fascinated with President Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.  In Houston, he’s Samson The Strong Man, a former World Champion in the Southwestern United States, and married seventeen years to prim Rachel Marie, the daughter of a fire-and-brimstone  preacher.  Against all obstacles, Daryl Lee (his real name) is determined to protect and care for the women and children he loves even as his personal life spirals into a dark and comic absurdity akin to a Texas Cage Death Match.

The Masked Demon

Coming January 2012