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Blood River Rising


Writer Victoria Hubbell, Ph.D. enjoys both conducting research and talking to people. As a result, she writes oral histories about fascinating people, places, and events.

Her most recent book Blood River Rising (Iris Press, October 2016) tells the story of two white families who become unwitting pawns of the Ku Klux Klan.

Hubbell’s previous book A Town on Two Rivers, the history of a small town in the Ozarks, was based on over one hundred interviews combined with other historical texts. In 2015, Rowan and Littlefield published her chapter on storytelling and its effect on culture in their textbook Jim Hensen and Philosophy.

As a teacher, Dr. Hubbell has helped writers of all ages and at all stages of the writing process, although her favorite area is teaching composition at the college and adult levels. She is available for presentations to civic and educational groups, discussions for book clubs, and workshops at writers’ conferences. Please visit her website at for details as well as to view additional pictures from the Thompson and Crismon families and possible questions for discussion.

In accordance with both Hadley Thompson and Fred Crismon’s wishes and knowledge, half of Hubbell’s net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Salvation Army in Missouri.


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