Catch and Release

Today’s post was a collaborative effort. On May 8, Jennifer Alexander and I will co-emcee an event for the release of the new Jefferson Bass novel, The Inquisitor’s Key. Jennifer wrote the first draft of a press-release and sent it to Jon Jefferson, Danielle Bartlett of Harper-Collins and me for input.

New York Times Bestselling Authors Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass to speak in Oak Ridge, TN for the release of The Inquisitor’s Key.

New York Times bestselling authors Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass will speak and sign books at a fundraising event at New Hope Center in Oak Ridge (602 Scarboro Road, Oak Ridge, TN) on May 8 at 7:00 p.m. to launch the latest Body Farm novel, The Inquisitor’s Key by Jefferson Bass. Tickets will be available for sale starting Monday, April 2 at 8:00 a.m. online at or by phone at (865) 556-BONE (2663).

Proceeds from the Jefferson Bass event will be divided among three charities: United Way of Anderson County Y-12; Friends of Literacy of Knoxville; and the William M. Bass III Forensic Anthropology Building.

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, better known as “The Body Farm.” Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Priority general admission tickets are available for $30.00 per person. Overflow general admission tickets are available for $15.00 per person. The latest Jefferson Bass novel, The Inquisitor’s Key, as well as previous Body Farm novels will be available for purchase at the event. Books may be purchased with cash or credit card. You may also purchase an autographed copy of the book in advance when purchasing tickets online from

Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson will speak about their new book and the scientific research behind it. Following their remarks, they will answer audience questions. A book-signing for ticket holders will be offered immediately following the presentation.

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