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CITY OF GRUDGES

City of Grudges captures my hometown of Pensacola, Florida, much the same way Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil immortalized Savannah.” —JOE SCARBOROUGH, Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, former congressman (R-FL)

“Outzen’s twenty-year experience as a newspaper journalist has shaped him into an innovative and skilled storyteller. His first novel captures the voice of the Deep South in a way that would make Flannery O’Connor proud.” —MIKE PAPANTONIO, Bestselling author of Law and Disorder and Law and Vengeance

“With City of Grudges, Rick Outzen directs the Florida glare onto his adopted city of Pensacola as brilliantly as Carl Hiaasen has done for so many years for South Florida. Corruption, dead bodies, and smooth, wise-cracking dialogue pile up as quickly as cars in a I-10 fender-bender. ”  —W. HODDING CARTER, Author of Stolen Water: Saving the Everglades from Its Friends, Foes, and Florida.

RELEASE DATE:   March 13, 2018

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City of Grudges

For the past decade, Walker Holmes has published the Pensacola Insider, a weekly newspaper that struggles to stay solvent while reporting on corruption, racism and injustice.

Situated on the Florida Panhandle on the Florida-Alabama border, the coastal town has struggled to reach its potential, but progress has always been held back by grudges, many of which have spanned generations.

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Author

RICK OUTZEN  is the publisher and owner of Pensacola Inweekly, an alt- weekly newspaper that published its first issue on July 1, 1999. Six years later, he launched his blog, aptly named “Rick’s Blog,” that quickly became one of the most influential blogs in the state of Florida.

His reporting for The Daily Beast on the Billings murders, a double-homicide that garnered national attention, caught the attention of the New York Times that then profiled him and his blog. He was also featured on Dateline NBC’s segment on the murders, “No Safe Place.”

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Rick’s Blog

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