Lauri Lebo spent many years as a newspaper reporter adhering to the rule of journalistic objectivity and, therefore, holding no opinions on anything. A year ago, she left newspaper reporting to complete her first book, The Devil in Dover, which will be released in May. Published by The New Press, it is an account of Kitzmiller v. Dover, the landmark First Amendment battle over intelligent design. Now that she has opinions, Lebo spends a lot of time mulling over the sorry state of country music and seeking out small rays of hope. She also remains firmly convinced that if Johnny Cash were here today, he'd straighten up the mess we're in. Lebo is married to songwriter Jefferson Pepper.