On this edition of ST, we speak with Jayne Anne Phillips, the acclaimed fiction writer whose previous books include "Black Tickets," "Machine Dreams," and "Lark and Termite." In her newest book, just out in paperback, Phillips both explores and re-imagines a real crime that occurred in 1931, in a West Virginia town not far from where she herself grew up. Phillips tells us of this novel -- called "Quiet Dell" -- on today's program.
A 20-year-old Tulsa man has been charged with first-degree murder in his mother’s death. William Matthew Stick was arrested earlier this month after his mother, Veronica Stick, was found on her front porch with a stab wound. Stick is being held without bond in a Tulsa County jail.
Veronica Stick was the church secretary for the All Souls Unitarian Church in South Tulsa. Her son, William, also worked there as the church janitor.