Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Author Keven McQueen to Sign New Book at Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
On Saturday Oct. 22, author Keven McQueen of Berea will sign copies of his newest book, “The Axman Came from Hell and Other Southern True Crime Stories” from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
McQueen, a faculty member at Eastern Kentucky University, has written 11 books and his most recent covers a dozen murder cases that occurred in the South from the late1800s to the 1930s. Some of the cases are notorious and some are obscure. McQueen details the evidence and delves into the history of each one, attempting to unravel the mysteries and shed new light upon each case.
Digging below the surface, McQueen delivers bone-chilling depictions, including the case of the “Servant Girl Annihilator” in Texas and “Henry Delaney’s Half-Hour Marriage” in Kentucky. The book is described by Cindi Sullivan, of WAVE-TV in Louisville, as “alternately chilling, fascinating and absurd, displaying the author’s abilities as a historian, researcher, storyteller and humorist.”
McQueen joined the Eastern Kentucky University faculty in 1989. He teaches composition and world literature and is a lecturer in the Department of English and Theatre. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Berea College and his master’s degree from EKU. McQueen has written numerous crime books as well as a biography, “Cassius M. Clay - Freedom’s Champion.”
Books by Keven McQueen are regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea, 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 at exit 77. The center’s exhibits, shopping and travel information areas are open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the cafe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from 100 counties across the Commonwealth and a special exhibition, An Artful Array: Bowls by Kentucky Artisans through Feb. 25, 2012. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov.
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet.