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Murder at Blue Falls, FREE chapter of novel by Maggie Bishop, presents fun, fiction, facts

Who's Real?

These folks graciously agreed to be in my novels. All other characters are fictional. Dog killings in my valley as well as other valleys in the Watauga area inspired the opening scene. Everything else is all made up.


Joe White, Farrier Extraordinaire, Banner Elk, North Carolina.  Joe lives with his wife, Dawn, and their children, Ethan and Camela.

Clear Creek Guest Ranch owner Rex Frederick graciously allowed the author to photograph horses, wranglers and places for use in the novel.  Visit Clear Creek, 100 Clear Creek Drive, Hwy 80 South, Burnsville, NC 28714, phone 1-800-651-4510.



Bill Kaiser, fireman, first responder and local author.
Bill lives in Powder Horn Mountain and visits Boone almost every day. For most of his life, he was a columnist "up North" and escaped to the Triplett area about a dozen years ago. He's a past President of High Country Writers and is pursuing publication of his Civil War novel, Bloodroot.


Jane Wilson, story-
teller and author.
Jane is from these mountains, although she's recently moved across the line into Tennessee. Her next book, Jane Tales, will be out in 2006. Her cookbook, Mountain Born and Fed, is a hit. Her local history book, Memaw's Memory Quilt, published by Parkway Publishers, won a North Carolina Historical Society award. On top of that, she is a storyteller!

Pearle & Lyle Bishop

Pearle and Lyle Bishop and Maggie and Bob live in Triplett.
B J Foster and Marian Coe are award winning authors.

The author, Maggie Bishop, went to several real dude ranches and thoroughly enjoyed each visit. Thanks to Crossed Sabres Ranch in Wyoming, Ridin' Hi Ranch in New York, and Powder Horn Ranch in Colorado for inspiring this story.