Tag Archives: Body Farm

Breadboard

The next Dinner with the Bone Doctor takes place one week from tonight at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. I’ve had the pleasure of being the emcee for almost all the previous dinners and I will do so again next … Continue reading

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CSiTunes

Dr. D.P. Lyle and Jan Burke have a twice-monthly Internet radio show called Crime and Science Radio. On today’s episode, they interviewed the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. I started listening to their hour-long podcast as I … Continue reading

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Building Character

The disclaimer on the website Redwood’s Medical Edge offers a concise explanation of what the site is about: The medical information presented on this blog is for writers to use in their works of fiction. If a medical question is … Continue reading

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Gone and Dead

Plans for a new Body Farm are stalled but the original is doing just fine. About a year ago, I visited the property that Art Bohanan wants to donate to Carson-Newman University. Since then, Dr. B.J. Ellington, who was going … Continue reading

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Anna-lytical

The Google alert that I have for the Body Farm has been active this month. Obviously most of the updates are about the new Jefferson Bass novel, Cut to the Bone and the authors’ various book-signing appearances. One day last … Continue reading

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Cutting Crew

HarperCollins informed me last week that they would allow the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association to host a private book-signing with the writing team of Jefferson Bass, on the night before their latest novel, Cut to the Bone, was released … Continue reading

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Hollywood and Highland

Despite the topic and location, I felt extremely alive last night. I was in my element: in front of a crowd; at a funeral home; talking about forensics with Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Jefferson and Bass were the … Continue reading

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Cut, ‘n Print

The e-novella Jordan’s Stormy Banks and the book Cut to the Bone are both prequels to the other Body Farm novels by Jefferson Bass, the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. The novella is set in 1990 while … Continue reading

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Alloy There!

Most of the people who attended “Dinner with the Bone Doctor” on Monday night made their reservations in advance. Two couples walked in to Echo Bistro & Wine Bar without knowing what was going on. One couple was there to … Continue reading

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Farm Report

A writer for Geekosystem likes the idea of donating his body to science. He seems to prefer the idea of decomposing at the Body Farm rather than being dissected at a medical school. The article was listed in my Google … Continue reading

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Law-Making Body

Mary Scott of WBIR reported on Monday’s meeting of the Jefferson County Commission. The commisioners approved plans to put a body farm on the land Art Bohanan donated to Carson-Newman University. The commission’s ruling included some reasonable regulations. There will be … Continue reading

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Rest in Pieces

Many of the bones in the William M. Bass Skeletal Collection are from people who chose to donate their bodies to science. There are also some skeletons from people who had no idea their remains would go there. In a … Continue reading

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Heart and Soil

When Dr. Dawnie Steadman spoke to the FBI Knoxville Citizens Academy Alumni Association last year, I was impressed with her dedication to forensic human rights investigations. Before joining the University of Tennessee as director of the Forensic Anthropology Center, Dr. Steadman had accumulated … Continue reading

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Model Knee

Cremation was the main topic during last night’s Dinner with the Bone Doctor at Echo Bistro & Wine Bar. Dr. Bill Bass shared the floor with Helen Taylor of the East Tennessee Cremation Company. They talked about the cremation process and … Continue reading

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