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INFORMATION ON LATEST PUBLISHED WORK

A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness

Editors’ Picks:

The Best Narratively Stories of 2022

“This year, I especially loved A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Madness, for its rich history and complex characters, as well as its epic scope and seemingly endless twists and turns.” – Joe Lugo, Director of TV and Film Development

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The 5 Most Popular Narratively Stories of 2022

"In opulent seaside Newport, a wealthy and beloved Black businessman turns up dead. The prime suspect is his son-in-law, a dashing medical student set to become one of the country’s first Black surgeons. The resulting trial will tear the town in two."

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Smithsonian Magazine

History/November 2022

 

A Gilded Age Tale of Murder and Money

The 1885 death of Black entrepreneur Benjamin J. Burton divided the close-knit community of Newport, Rhode Island

Benjamin J. Burton was a trailblazing entrepreneur once thought to be the wealthiest Black businessman in Rhode Island. His killing on October 6, 1885, polarized the Newport community. 

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Ozarks At Large

KUAF,

NPR Affiliate since 1985

Northwest Arkansas Writers

Examine Rhode Island Murder 140 Years Later

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STORYTELLER SPOTLIGHT

The Women Who Became Writing Partners After 50 Years of Friendship

Nancy Markey and Kay Adams on how they teamed up in their 60s to pursue a shared lifelong dream.

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NANCY MARKEY
&
KAY ADAMS

Gilded Age Authors

Notebook and Pen
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Nancy Markey and Kay Adams are life-long friends who have teamed up to collaborate on a series of long-form, nonfiction stories  of the Gilded Age. They have also authored their first novel and are awaiting publication.
Both Nancy and Kay strongly believe there are many fascinating stories of lesser-known Newport residents which deserve to be told and preserved for future generations.
As part of their writing process, they love immersing themselves in their projects by diving headfirst into researching, authenticating and documenting every character and event so their written account will accurately reflect the truth of the story as it happened.

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