FRED BROWN, retired Senior Writer for The Knoxville News-Sentinel, was a working journalist for more than 45 years and is a member of the Scripps Howard Hall of Fame. He is a recipient of the Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors Malcolm Law Trophy for Feature Writing and the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in Journalism at the University of Michigan (1983-84). He was named to the Friends of Literacy East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame for excellence in journalism in 2008.
Brown is still a contributing writer to the Knoxville News Sentinel and other publications.
Besides his columns and stories for the News Sentinel, his publications include The Serpent Handlers: Three Families and Their Faith, published by John F. Blair Publishers, Winston-Salem, N.C., May, 2000 and Growing Up Southern (Apocryphal Press) both co-authored with his wife, Jeanne McDonald.
Among his numerous other nonfiction books are Exploring October Roads, with Harry Moore. His most recently published book is Marking Time: The Stories behind East Tennessee’s Historical Markers.
Read the stories linked below that Fred has written
over the years about Coal Creek and its history --
The Knoxville News Sentinel 10 December 2012
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