My books are available for purchase online at Amazon (Paperback and Kindle).  You can also contact me and I will be happy to send you one autographed.  The cost of the books include 7% Ga Sales Tax, Eula is $9.60, Jan is $12.75 and Junior is $17.00.  with a cost of $3 for shipping and handling.  I also make local deliveries in Chatsworth and Dalton.


Eula was born an Elrod but used several last names during her tumultuous life,

some legally, others questionable.  Although few considered Eula “drop dead gorgeous,” she used  her female wit and wiles to persuade men to do her bidding.

She was accused of bootlegging (illegally transporting moonshine from Georgia to Tennessee), robbery, conspiracy, bigamy, running a house of prostitution, and murder-- all before she was 25 years old.  Eula’s father reportedly told a relative that he thought that Eula  was the meanest woman who ever lived in Murray County.   She was the first woman in Georgia sentenced to die in the electric chair, at a time before Murray County even had electric service.  Governor Hardman personally involved himself in Eula’s murder case.  Newspapers across America printed stories about this rebellious woman’s exploits and legal entanglements.


Imagine waking up one morning at the age of 18 and realizing that you have just become the youngest woman in Georgia awaiting the electric chair. Just hours after her birth, Janice Buttrum was sold by her prostitute mother to an alcoholic couple who raised her in squalor. Janice soon found herself a product of the foster care system. At the age of 15, she married her knight in shining armor, 26-year-old Danny Buttrum, and quickly became the victim of domestic abuse. Janice began a descent into the abyss that eventually would lead to her and Danny stabbing a young woman to death in a hotel room, while their own 19-month-old daughter watched the carnage unfold. Janice was convicted of murder in 1981 in the city of Dalton, Georgia-the youngest woman sentenced to death in the state. She has spent 36 years behind bars-including ten years on Georgia's death row, and for five of those years, she was the sole prisoner. Now, after all this time, Janice may soon have the opportunity at life outside of prison.

Several years ago, I wrote a series of stories about some popular Murray County residents.  To check out these stories click on the link below.  

Murray Characters


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