At a time when print journalism is rapidly fading away as the primary defender of American democracy, there is a need for a book about the day-to-day life of a working journalist. In addition to providing exciting stories about investigative reporting and the author’s innovative take on investigative editorial writing, Living on Deadline: The Amazing Adventures of a Southern Journalist pulls back the newsroom curtain on the many intrigues and dramas that often accompany news reporting, along with the scandals and unprintable news that sometimes happens behind the scenes at a daily newspaper or monthly magazine.

Award-winning writer James L. Dickerson, who has 50 years of experience as a published writer, is one of the most successful journalists in the South. He has been a staff writer for three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers while writing for national magazines and authoring more than 30 books.