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Alumnus Attorney Pens First Novel

CONWAY, Ark. (January 27, 2013) - Hendrix alumnus Tim Fox recently released his debut novel The Ring of Truth.

A 1978 Hendrix graduate and attorney, Fox worked on the book for four years. Hendrix creative writing professor Hope Coulter helped edit the book and Hendrix even features prominently in a few scenes.

The Ring is "a legal thriller meets Joseph Campbell … if you turn the hero's journey a little sideways; strike the hero with lightning, have him fall in love with someone who tries to poison him, and then jack his life up a little more," Fox said.

"As I have learned first-hand, real-life legal cases have unexpected twists and turns, and the law has some unique words with unusual meanings, so I find a good legal drama riveting," he added.

The book is available at

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