Joey Ledford's lifelong love affair with writing began at age 15 when he started covering his high school's sports teams for his hometown weekly newspaper. That led to a career in journalism which included eight years with United Press International and 20 years as a columnist and editor with The Atlanta Journal Constitution. At the AJC, Ledford was The Vent Guy for 10 years and for eight years penned The Lane Ranger traffic column.
He started writing novels as a hobby, with SPEED TRAP, his first, being published in 2014. The second novel of the Cal Bocock Adventure Series is called ELKMONT: The Smoky Mountain Massacre. In SPEED TRAP, GBI Special Agent Cal Bocock is pitted against an evil south Georgia politician and crime boss. In ELKMONT, Bocock, now an FBI Agent, must solve an unthinkable mass slaying in a Great Smoky Mountains National Park campground. Ledford is now writing book three in the series, which will be based in the Florida Panhandle.