James Pylant

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An award-winning writer, James Pylant is the author of a family-authorized celebrity biography, In Morticia's Shadow: The Life & Career of Carolyn Jones. He has also interviewed several famous personalities, including Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Audrey Landers (Dallas), Ruth Buzzi (Laugh-In), Peter Mark Richman (Dynasty), Linda Purl (Matlock), Stanley Livingston (My Three Sons), Mother Dolores Hart (King Creole), Dr. Henry Louis Gates (Finding Your Roots), among many others.

Using his skill as a researcher, James extensively documented a case of identity theft and bigamy for the book Destiny in Texas. He is also the author of Blood Legacy: The True Story of the Snow Axe Murders, Sins of the Pioneers, a
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James Pylant Hi Goldie. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed "Texas Gothic." Yes, I'm considering writing a book about Weatherford. In fac…moreHi Goldie. Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed "Texas Gothic." Yes, I'm considering writing a book about Weatherford. In fact, I've collected some interesting stories about that town. But I haven't made a decision yet about the subject of my next book. Too many stories and not enough time!(less)
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In 1910, an 81-year-old named Benjamin Franklin Matthews—called Frank—and his 71-year-old wife, Millie, lived on their farm in Cedar, a township in Boone County, Missouri. The federal census that year indicates that a servant made her home with them; yet, by 1914 they lived alone. The couple’s only two children, both sons, were seven years apart in age. Albert, the oldest, was bor Read more of this blog post »
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