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Southern Author Releases New Historical Fiction Novel About the Aftermath of WWII in Hickory Hollow

Southern author, FA Shepherd, is pleased to announce the release of his new historical fiction novel, The Secrets of Hickory Hollow. The Secrets of Hickory Hollow revolves around the history of the lives of rugged Scottish pioneers that settle in an isolated southern Appalachian Mountain valley.

Nashville, TN, December 03, 2011 --( The Secrets of Hickory Hollow revolves around the history of the lives of rugged Scottish pioneers that settle in an isolated southern Appalachian Mountain valley. Over the years their little settlement grows and establishes itself as an independent community complete with a church, a school, and government policies and laws of its own. During the mid to late 1940's in the aftermath of WW II the residents of Hickory Hollow are caught up in the changing times that lead their lives and the community into an intricate web of lies, deception, crimes and greed. A sheriff that dispenses justice with his heart instead of the law, a G Man with his own ideas about history and a Cherokee half breed have to cope with revenuers, Nazis, murder and some of the communities own prejudices in order to restore Hickory Hollow back to the peaceful and quiet little crossroads bedroom community it once was.

The Secrets of Hickory Hollow is Freddie’s third book and in it he once again uses his writing skills to seamlessly blend history with fiction to weave a riveting narrative.

Book Information:
The Secrets of Hickory Hollow
Author: FA Shepherd
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 978-1-4678-7391-8 (e)
978-1-4678-7392-5 (hc)
978-1-4678-7393-2 (sc)
Pages: 168
Published: November 2011

About The Author
FA (Freddie) Shepherd is a retired research chemist, retiring from Tennessee Eastman’s Research Laboratories in 1992. After retiring he began spending his winters playing golf and fishing at Bob’s Landing in Florida and his summers in a house that he built himself on TVA’s Cherokee Lake in East Tennessee. He also started doing some traveling, making several trips to Oba Lake in Canada to fish for Walleye and Northern Pike and to Moscow in 1995 for their 50th anniversary celebration of the end of WW II. Freddie likes to brag that he had his picture taken on May Day in front of Lenin’s tomb. He also traveled to Great Britain and did some short term mission trips with Crossroads Missions building houses and churches in Mexico. He is an army veteran with service in Germany in 1958, and was in the Tennessee National Guard for more than 10 years. He is a Christian and has been a member of Colonial Heights Christian Church for more than 40 years. He now lives in Gray, Tennessee and enjoys playing golf and writing. Freddie has a way of seamlessly blending history with fiction and some of his own experiences to weave a variety of partly truth and partly fiction stories and tales.

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FA Shepherd

The Secrets of Hickory Hollow is available for purchase online from the publisher,, and other online retailers. Bookstores should contact Ingram for wholesale orders.

Other books by FA Shepherd

The Massacre at Noe Creek: A Collection of Stories and Tales
188 pages
AuthorHouse, Nov 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4567-0185-7 (e)
978-1-4567-0186-4 (hc)
978-1-4567-0187-1 (sc)

Horse Creek Lemonade
127 pages
AuthorHouse, Apr 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4567-4617-9 (e)
978-1-4567-4618-6 (hc)
978-1-4567-4619-3 (sc)

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