The Regulator welcomes Durham author Eryk Pruitt, author of Townies: And Other Stories of Southern Mischief, and J.D. "Dusty" Rhoades, author of Fortunate Son, in conversation with Katy Munger for an evening of "Cackalacky Noir"--great crime fiction that takes place in the South.
Eryk Pruitt is the author of Dirtbags, Hashtag, and What We Reckon (nominated for the Anthony Award).Pruitt wrote and produced the award-winning short film Foodie, and his short fiction has appeared in The Avalon Literary Review, Pulp Modern, and Zymbol, among others. He is the host of the popular true crime podcast The Long Dance. Pruitt's new book, Townies is a rollicking, riveting, and robust story collection of Southern Fried stories. He is also host of the popular true crime podcast The Long Dance. He lives in Durham.
J.D. Rhoades is the multi award-nominated author of The Devil’s Right Hand, Good Day in Hell, Safe and Sound, Devils and Dust, Hellhound on My Trail, Ice Chest, Breaking Cover, and Broken Shield. He lives, writes, and practices law in Carthage, NC.
Katy Munger is a North Carolina-based mystery author who has written under several different pseudonyms. She is the author of the Dead Detective series, writing as Katy Munger (Angel Among Us and Angel of Darkness) and as Chaz McGee (Desolate Angel and Angel Interrupted); the Casey Jones crime fiction series writing as Katy Munger; and the Hubbert & Lil mystery series, writing as Gallagher Gray. She has also been a book reviewer for the Washington Post and served as North Carolina’s 2016 Piedmont Laureate.