Arthur “Butch” Carroll signs a contract with The Ardent Writer Press to publish his novel of marijuana dealing and life in the south Alabama culture of the 1960s.
Arthur “Butch” Carroll signed with The Ardent Writer Press to publish his novel of murder and drug dealing in Alabama, Toker’s Blood – A Southern Take on Gettin’Off, Gettin’ Away and Murder in the 1960s.
Butch shows small town life in south Alabama in a different way as he reflects on the darkside of high school friends poor and well-off whose lives are changed by drug dealing and murder in the marijuana industry of the 1960s. Along the way, he stirs in a bit of dance and romance in the back seat and dance floors of everyday southern life of an age passed, one filled with fast cars, beer, and scandal.
Butch is also the author of Confederate Jasmine, a tale of families fighting on opposite sides of that bloody war.
Steve Gierhart of the Ardent Writer Press was especially happy to finally meet Butch at the Alabama Book Festival on April 19, but was unfortunately unable to meet Butch’s talented artist wife, Betty. Betty has conducted many shows throughout the southeast that showcase her varied work.
The Ardent Writer Press welcomes Butch into the fold. Toker’s Blood is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2014.