The latest in the Award Winning ChickenBone Southern Mystery Series
Sammy ‘Shoestring’ Stubbs wasn’t a very good Major League ballplayer, but he was a Hall of Fame thief. During his short time in the big leagues, Shoestring stole every piece of baseball memorabilia from teammates and opponents that he could get his greedy hands on. Back home in Georgia, a nasty poker game turned into a double murder and Shoestring and his loot disappeared. Decades later, the scout who signed him has a lead on where it all might be hidden. Enter Jake Eliam, a former player turned PI, who teams up with an odd cast of characters that would rival any baseball team to track down the treasure. The cast includes his best friend Catfish, a wise worm farmer, a nosy reporter who dresses like a surfer, a bounty hunter named after Jerry Lee Lewis, a strip club owner that resembles the Fat Elvis and a guide famous for burning down a burger joint. Toss in a 150 year old ghost along with deep secrets hidden beneath a mysterious and dangerous shoals and you have got yourself one Southern Fried BirdDog Boogie.
Birddog Boogie is the 4th Book in the Series…starting with Rabbit Shine….Hoochy Koochy the Silver Medal Finalst, Georgia Author of the Year Award Winner and MudCat Moon.. Follow the entire series in Print or E-Book.
“If you’re a Southern guy, the kind that loves MLB, College Football, and food from the Varsity, you’re going to love Yeargin’s books. Think Lewis Grizzard, okay.”
Shelton Stevens, Atlanta, Georgia
Buy the book, and follow the author on social media:
Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Visit the Facebook Fan Page.
Visit the Twitter page.
I have spent my life as a ‘Storyteller’. The majority of that in a long career in Broadcast Journalism as a Writer/Producer/Photographer and Editor.
I spent the bulk of my broadcast career in sports, so the connection to the game of baseball is deep. A large portion of those years were in Baltimore, Maryland where I was lucky enough to cover Cal Ripken’s very first and very last game…and hundreds in between. I began my career in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where I shot the only video of the first 3-point goal in the history of NCAA Basketball. This I am not making up….You can look it up!
My travels in Journalism have taken me to World Series, All-Star Games, Super Bowls, Final Fours, National Football Championships, NASCAR Races, The Olympic Games and also includes trips to the White House, The halls of Congress and numerous hurricanes and blizzards…
But they have also taken me to tiny high schools hidden deep in the mountains…Horse farms out in the countryside…Kayak rivers miles down dirt paths…hanging off the side of a mountain with hang-gliders…and left standing on the side of a two-lane highway with a broken-down bus full of Minor League ballplayers.
I have written stories in more odd places than you can name…a dugout at Yankee Stadium…the back of a bus at 4am outside Detroit…The Foreign Press Club in Tokyo…airports, hotel rooms, rental cars @ 85mph, while listening to drunken reporters sing karaoke in bars @ 3am…and while parked on a stool at an outside bar in the Dominican Republic while nursing a El Presidente’ Beer.
These days I have returned home to my native Georgia where I work as and Editor-Producer for CNN. Things are calmer but still unpredictable and each day brings something new…and I spend my time trying adjust to spending long overnight hours in a tiny dark room…which could lead one to head back to the Dominican Republic in search of another beer!
Journalism is an adventure…but unfortunately based in FACT…so therefore the switch to FICTION where I get to make things up without the facts getting in the way of a good story…
Today I live in downtown Atlanta in neighborhood NOT called ChickenBone. There is no neighborhood called Chickenbone….
BUT THERE SHOUD BE!