Stephen Paul Sayers


Stephen Paul Sayers is a professor at the University of Missouri and twenty-year resident of Columbia, MO. While this homage to his home city is his first foray into travel journalism, he has published three best-selling horror/supernatural thriller novels and over 50 peer-reviewed scientific research articles. For more information on the author, visit Share your Columbia stories at as well as and (using #100thingsComo).


If you’ve spent any time in Columbia, Mo., you know it can be a base for visiting nature sites and more. Like many J-school grads, this writer took advantage of many opportunities while living in COMO. Stephen Paul Sayers, a Mizzou

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