News reporter Cecilia Croft Clanton grew up near Memphis and witnessed the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination firsthand.
Clanton has written for the Springdale News, the Arkansas Gazette, and the Memphis Commercial Appeal. In addition, she has experience in the corporate business world and motion-picture industry. She now lives on a Mississippi farm, where she spends time in her oil-painting studio, minding her chickens and writing. She can be reached at: CClan52390@aol.com