Kathryn Eastburn, Writer

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"Why would a boy who never harmed a soul fall under the spell of another, believe he was part of a foreign cell, and kill his friend to prove his obedience and loyalty? And how do we, the civilized members of an advanced democracy, restrain our impulse to treat tragically misguided adolescents as adult miscreants? Kathryn Eastburn addresses these questions in a riveting true story, told with clarity and honesty. Simon Says is a quick read that leaves you sadder and wiser." —Frank Ochberg, M.D., Chairman Emeritus, The Dart Center for Journalism, and originator of the "Stockholm Syndrome" concept
"An affectionate, even loving portrayal of a tradition of song and community by a journalist who came to take a quick look—and ended up staying—to feed her `heart's hunger.'" —Buell Cobb, author of The Sacred Harp: A Tradition and Its Music


Freelance journalist and author Kathryn Eastburn was co-founder and editor of the Colorado Springs Independent, where her work garnered numerous state, regional, and national journalism awards. Her features, reviews, and interviews have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the U.S., including the Denver Post, Saveur, and Texas Highways. The author of two books of literary nonfiction, Eastburn is visiting professor of Creative Nonfiction Writing and Journalism at The Colorado College and a faculty member at Denver's Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Eastburn's weekly radio column, The Middle Distance, is broadcast every Saturday at 1 p.m. on KRCC-FM, 91.5, Colorado Springs, and podcast on Fridays at krcc.org (click on The Big Something).

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