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Author Interview: 'Uptown'

Updated: 02/18/2014 9:50 AM
Created: 02/18/2014 8:22 AM WDIO.com

J.T. Riggen, author of the crime thriller "Uptown", tackles some really tough issues in his book. Riggen joined us on the show Tuesday to tell us all about his book, and how he got into writing in the first place.

Riggen tells us that "Uptown" is his debut novel. "I never really thought about writing this novel," he says, until he started his career as a physician assistant, working in Miami and in Duluth.

"Uptown" takes the stories of three characters and intertwines them, focusing on sex trafficking. Riggen says that while it's a controversial subject, sex trafficking is very prevelant, but does not get the attention it deserves. He says he encountered sex trafficking firsthand in patients in Florida.

It looks be a great crime thriller, and you can find it locally at Barnes & Noble, or at the Bookstore at Fitger's. You can also find it online at uptownthebook.com or at other online book retailers. You can also find more information about the book on Facebook.

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