Author of "THE HAWKSBILL CRAG"
Genre: Historical Fiction
Missouri Author Richard O. Snelson utilized his deep seated roots in the Crawford county region of the Ozark Mountains to write 'THE HAWKSBILL CRAG.' Part adventure novel, part love story, the book was inspired by the 1983 hanging of a fourteen year old slave girl, who used to live in the still standing Snelson-Brinker cabin that was built near Meramec Springs.
Richard has written for several magazines and published an aviation newsletter, writing many of the featured articles, and short stories. His first novel 'LUNKER' (A BRANSON TALE) captured the warmth and flavor of Branson, Missouri. An engineer in his former life, Richard's career included the McDonnell Gemini program in St. Louis, and continued through the early development of computers for businesses and engineering applications. He and his wife, RoxAnne, live on a ranch with their horses, while he continues to pen stories of the Ozark area he loves.
Richard is a member of Ozarks Writers League, Ozark Creative writers, and Missouri Writers Guild.
"THE HAWKSBILL CRAG" Introduction by: Dr. Fred R. Pfister-The Civil War in the Ozarks:Setting the Stage For 'THE HAWKSBILL CRAG.'
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