Frank Parchman has an extensive journalism background, having worked as a staff writer, investigative reporter, and editor at a dozen daily and weekly newspapers and maganzines in California, Oregon, Washington, and Tennessee, where he was assistant city editor at the Knoxville News-Sentinal. he has won more than 75 journalism awards, including the prestigious E.W. Scripps award. The author was a public relations director at the Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980. On that chatoic day adn for weeks to follow, he gained a unique perpective of the drama unfolding around him as he worked with families, hospital staff, rescuers, law enforcement officials, and the media. Parchman lives in Redmond, Washington with his family.
Echoes of Fury