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PODCAST: Local author and noted journalist, Mary Ford discusses her new novel, Boy at the Crossroads


Guest Host Doreen Lang

My Generation, guest host Doreen Lang caught up with local award-winning journalist and author Mary Ford, to discuss Mary’s new book, Boy at the Crossroads: From Teenage Runaway to Class President.

About the Book:

The book is inspired by the true story of a courageous teen runaway. At only thirteen years old—arrested for being part of the Mercury Gang because the boys only stole Mercury sedans—Conley Ford, on a whim, decides to run out on probation, skip school, and put his thumb out instead. Fictionalized by Conley’s wife Mary, Boy at the Crossroads is an adventurous coming-of-age novel about making it on your own and overcoming a hardscrabble childhood.

Mary Ford is a retired, award-winning journalist who spent twenty-eight years as the editor of two successful, small-town newspapers in Massachusetts. She met Conley in 1971 and has always been fascinated by his story. They live in Scituate, Mass. with their dog, George. This is Mary’s first novel. You can visit her website: maryfordedit.com.

The show was broadcast on 95.9 WATD-FM from 7-8 p.m. on Sunday, April 18. If you missed the broadcast or would like to listen again, please click on the audio link below and enjoy!

Mary Ford