Paul Clements, has had a deep interest in Middle Tennessee since his childhood, and has been researching that history for the past 36 years. His first book, A Past Remembered, a study of the antebellum homes of Davidson County, appeared in 1987. Following that two volume work were three books on local, life-touching individuals, an unpublished novel, and a succession of historical essays that have appeared monthly in the Nashville Retrospect, a local history publication.