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Local Author Fictionalizes New Jersey Police Pioneer

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

We're always excited when Eureka's Amy Stewart comes out with a new book.  But darn it, her latest work is fiction, and we don't do (much) fiction. 

Fortunately, Girl Waits With Gun is based on a true story. 

It's about a towering New Jersey woman of a century ago, Constance Kopp, and the circumstances that turned her and her sisters into heat-packing law enforcers. 

Constance became the first female deputy sheriff in the country! 

Amy Stewart joins us to talk about her embellishments upon the true story of the Kopp sisters.   

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.