Bemis is an educator, musician and author of four novels, the most recent of which, The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, was an Amazon Best Book of the Month. A native of Pamlico County, Bemis taught elementary school for 13 years before receiving his Master of Education in Literacy from UNC-Chapel Hill. Bemis’ novels draw inspiration from country and blues music, Southern folklore and his grandfather’s stories of train-hopping around the country. Bemis resides in Hillsborough, N.C., with his wife and daughter.
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