Lin Waterhouse is a freelance journalist and fiction author who searches out the historical curiosities of the Missouri Ozarks region and explores the unique culture of the beautiful hills and "hollers" of the area. In addition to her books, she writes for local and regional magazines and newspapers.

   Lin’s non-fiction thriller The West Plains Dance Hall Explosion (History Press, December 2010, 2012, 2013) details the cold-case mystery of the 1928 explosion that transformed a small-town dance hall into a raging inferno and sparked international media attention.

   In her fictional mystery, Bred to the Bone: Deadly Secrets at Hunter's Mill, retired educator Caroline Hudson discovers a cache of aged documents in a long-abandoned safe in the attic of Hunter's Mill. The find exposes family secrets of prejudice and pride that lead to murder.

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Freelance Journalist and Author

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