Billy Ray Chitwood is an accomplished author, actor, teacher, and formerly served in the Navy. He is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and Rising Writers International Society of Authors. He state writing is therapy for my soul.
Billy Ray Chitwood writes of himself: I'm a young man in an old man's body, trying to catch up to myself, trying to find pieces of me I left back in a disconnected youth and the early years of manhood. I'm a stereotype of many in my generation who can play the 'blame game', yell 'foul', and 'let's start over'. But, we are what we are, the sum of all the scary kid-emotions we experienced, the gin mills and piano bars that became our sandboxes of pleasure - lotus eaters of the best (or, worst) kind, the love affairs that did not quite settle us down, the sad poetry and songs written in bars and motels along the way... A Dreamer! A Wanderlust! The world needs such fools as we to write our books, our poetry, our songs, to offset the madness that plagues the soul.
Stranger Abduction is just one of several books Mr. Chitwood has written. It is very well written and based on a true event. Here are just two reviews taken from Amazon.
Gwendolyn Plano writes: The story is a frightening one - the abduction of a mother and her daughter, but it becomes a haunting masterpiece through the writing skill of the author. I was entranced by Billy Ray Chitwood's ability to create a scene through description and dialogue...This is a gripping story based on actual events, but it is also a beautifully structured novel.