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Lansing’s Elvis Slaughter publishes new book

Spector is a fictionalized memoir based on a true story

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (November 20, 2020) – Lansing resident Elvis Slaughter released his new book, Spector, on November 13, Friday the 13th. The book retells a personal memory through the eyes of the main character, William Washington, a young boy in Mississippi.

Slaughter describes the book as “a must-read memoir for anyone having to steer through the healthcare system and a wakeup call for healthcare service providers.”

Spector is available as a paperback from


About the author

Elvis Slaughter, MSCJ, is an educator, consultant, publisher, retired sheriff’s superintendent, former fire and police commissioner, and author of nine books. His other titles include Egomaniac, Safer Jail, and Preschool to Prison.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


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