Downey author exposes TV news business with latest novel — The Downey Patriot

And Capps would know. Prior to writing Runaway Train, he worked as a reporter for KXII-TV Channel 12, the CBS affiliate in Ardmore, Oklahoma, where in 1989, he was nominated for an Oklahoma Broadcasters Award. Since leaving the world of television news, he has spent much of his time on two wheels, exploring the country via motorcycle and writing about it. His features have appeared in Rider, RoadBike, and H.O.G. magazines. 

“His new book is part coming-of-age tale, part whodunit,” publisher Daniel Willis says. “And we’re excited to be releasing it at this critical point in time.” 

Early reviews have been positive, with critics calling it “a solid, fast-paced action piece…compelling on many different levels, from social commentary to intrigue (Midwest Book Review).” 

Capps lived in Downey for more than two decades, attending Roger Casier and Maude Price, Griffiths Middle and Warren High School.  Later, he earned a Bachelor of Arts…

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