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Novel by Capital Gazette victim to be published

Posted at 8:48 AM, Sep 07, 2018

A novel written by one of the journalists who died in the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper, is going to be published.

Rob Hiassen was a reporter for the newspaper. He was killed in that shooting back in June.

Hiassen had written a book called “Float Plan“ — his first novel — which will now be released on Sept. 15, by Loyola University's Apprentice House Press.

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All proceeds from the novel will go to an advocacy group called “Everytown for Gun Safety“.

Hiaasen and four other Capital Gazette employees — Rebecca Smith, Gerald Fischman, Rob McNamara and Wendi Winters — were killed when a gunman opened fire at the office of that newspaper.