This is dedicated to Travis Holappa who was kidnapped, tortured and murdered on July 25, 2004 in Northern Minnesota. This was all due to meth. I am Travis' mother and I wish to make this devastation turn into a better thing by educating and exposing the truth about meth, the dangers, and the deadly consequences it brings about to individuals and communities.

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I want to do what I can to educate people about what is going on around the world with the meth problem. I want people to know about it BEFORE they even get the idea to want to try it. It is a dangerous drug and will ruin your life as well as all those who love you. I am on a mission on behalf of my only son, Travis.

Monday, February 27, 2012

"Shadow People" is out. Pick up your copy

I have just read Chapter 6 in the latest book by Scott Thomas Anderson.  It is a MUST read.  I cannot wait to read the rest! 

I jumped to Chapter 6 because it is Travis' story.  I am very pleased with Mr. Anderson's writing and the way he has captured Travis' essence.
Get it from  Shadow People, How meth-driven crime is eating at the heart of rural America

Monday, February 20, 2012

Shadow People.. a new project from Scott Thomas Anderson

There is a new book coming out that relates to Meth. It was written by a young man named Scott Thomas Anderson. The title of his project, "Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America" will be coming out on February 24th.  Click on the link and get your copy today at

He has devoted an entire chapter to Travis' story.  Plan on reading it!!!

 Scott is one of the winners of the 2010 Robert Novak Fellowships. Check out Scott's bio at: 

The Phillips Foundation awards $50,000 full-time fellowships and $25,000 part-time fellowships to undertake and complete a one-year project of the applicant's choosing focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society. In addition, the Foundation offers separate yearlong fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement

The BOOK LAUNCH!!! February 24, 2012 - Meth Awareness Night & Shadow People book launch for Amador County, CA. Clark's Corner in Ione will host a public awareness night around methamphetamine abuse in the California Gold Country, as well as launch event for Scott's new book, Shadow People: How Meth-Driven Crime is Eating at the Heart of Rural America. This book is a work of journalism that resulted from Scott spending more than 18 months as an embedded reporter with rural county law enforcement agencies and traveling to small towns across the United States. Scott, along with Amador County Sheriff Martin Ryan, Calaveras County Sheriff's detective Josh Crabtree and former meth cook, Matthew Learned, will speak about the impacts of meth addiction and meth-inspired violence in the California foothills. Shadow People will be for sale at the event, and Operation Care and Friday Night Live will have information about victims' advocacy and youth prevention initiatives. Meet and greet and book-signing runs from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Speakers from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Clark's Corner is located at 12 Main Street, Ione, CA.