From press reports
West Point native and author of the book Duress, Claire Spradling, will have a book signing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at the Winston County Library.
Within the pages of Spradling’s new book, Duress is an entertaining story of psychotic crime and Southern drama. In the face of danger and adversity, individuals have to rely on a higher power than authorities or loved ones for their rescue.
Spradling, a Registered Dietitian, spent years working in medical institutions documenting the progress of patients. The tapped into her life experiences to deliver a novel that pts a high minded psychiatrist against law officials. The psychiatrist insists his patient is an innocent victim and not responsible for harmful acts. Law professionals claim the patient is a psychopath, who deserves to be incarcerated before he kills someone, if he hasn’t already.
Clair Spradling and her husband, Stanley, have lived in West Point, for 34 years. She worked as a food editor for 2 newspapers while in college. At one time she owned a baking and catering business. As a dietary consultant, Clair charted the nutritional progress of hospital and nursing home patients, wrote nutritional pamphlets, completed reports and trained cooks. During that time she worked in Winston County for many years.
Claire created a cooking class, Reality Hospitality, to teach Biblical hospitality and cooking skills to young women in her church. She writes a weekly food column for the Daily Times Leader newspaper. She teaches cooking classes and tennis to adults, young people, and children. She also helps coach the Oak Hill Academy Tennis Team.
Duress is available online through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com and Lifewaystores.com. The book is also sold in Rose Drug Company in West Point, Barnes and Noble MSU Bookstore in Starkville, the Book Mart and Café in Starkville, and the Barnes and Noble Bookseller in Tuscaloosa, and the Gumtree Bookstore in Tupelo.