3 Authors in Chatham County

Pittsboro, NC – One thing I love to do during the wintertime is read. Lately, I decided to combine my love of reading with my love of Chatham County and came up with a list of Chatham County authors. It turns out there are quite a few and they are delightful. Let me introduce you to three of them…

3 Authors in Chatham County

Other realtors write about houses and mortgages. But what about the experience of living in Chatham County? Who are the people who make up our unique and very special community?

That’s why I write stories about the Apple Man of Pittsboro, The Buzz About Bees in Chatham County and the guys at the marina on Jordan Lake.

I love the outdoor life, but sometimes I just like to stay home and curl up with a good book. That’s why it’s high time to talk about three of my favorite Chatham County authors.

To know Chatham County is to love Chatham County. We can always find you a house.

Karen Pullen

Born in Riverton, NJ, Karen Pullen worked and raised two daughters in the Boston area.

After her youngest child graduated from college, she decided to reinvent herself, moved to North Carolina and opened the Rosemary House Bed and Breakfast. It was here she began her writing career.

After taking several writing classes, her 2nd novel, Cold Feet, was published this past January. She teaches occasionally at Central Carolina Community College in the creative writing program and at Duke’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Timothy Tron

Chatham County’s Timothy W. Tron is a most amazing man – artist, writer, electrical engineer and beef farmer.

Tim grew up in rural Indiana and had early training as an artist. After a stint in the Air Force, he went back to school, got a BS in Electrical Engineering and spent many years at Nortel.

Along the way, Tim and his wife bought land in central Chatham County and started Grandview Farms. They started raising food for their own table, growing the operation to one bull and twenty brood cows. The cattle are grass-fed, free of growth hormones and antibiotics.

Tim has also continued his artwork, including portraits, landscapes and pen and ink drawings.

In 1995, he received a family genealogy from an aunt and begin the odyssey of turning himself into a book author. His Christian fiction book, Bruecke to Heaven, Children of the Light, tells reflects story of his ancestors and their struggles to remain faithful to their faith.  His book is available for purchase at his website, at Paperbacks Plus in Siler City or by contacting the author directly.  

Judy Hogan

Judy Hogan was born in Zenith, Kansas and has lived in North Carolina and in the Triangle area for 40 years.  In 1976, she founded Carolina Wren Press.  She has been active in the area since the early 70s as a reviewer, book distributor, publisher, teacher, writing consultant, and organizer of conferences, readings, and book signing events.

In 1984 she helped found and was the first President of the N.C. Writers’ Network, serving until 1987.

Her debut mystery novel, Killer Frost, is available on Amazon and at Untreed Reads.  Book description per Amazon, “When Penny Weaver agrees to teach freshman composition at historically black St. Francis College, her teaching and relationship skills, not to mention her detective instincts, are more challenged than they’ve ever been. Despite being married to a man she loves deeply, she developed feelings for her boss, who is very passionate about their students’ prospects because of how ill-prepared for college they are. When murder strikes, Penny’s new boss is the primary suspect. Convinced of his innocence, Penny struggles to clear his name-and to clarify her feelings for him and her husband.”

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