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Dusty Richards 1937—2018

Western writer Dusty Richards

Dusty Richards 1937-2018

The Arkansas writing community lost a legend on January 18, 2018.

Dusty Richards, author of numerous books about the West, died a week after Pat Richards, his wife of 57 years. They died of injuries received in a catastrophic car accident in December.

Richards came late to fiction writing, publishing his first novel, Noble’s Way, in 1992, at the age of 55. His novel, The Mustanger and the Lady, has recently been made into a movie, renamed Painted Woman.

One of the finest aspects of Richards’ character was that he was always willing to mentor beginning authors. He and Pat Richards will be greatly missed.

Dusty Richards, entry in Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Filming of The Mustanger and the Lady

Novels written by Western writer Dusty Richards

Some of the Western novels written by Dusty Richards

Trailer for Painted Woman

 

Linda Apple Workshop January 20, 2018

Linda Apple

 

Linda Apple will present a workshop called “Writing from your Soul” on Saturday, January 20, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Village Writing School, Rogers.

During the morning session, “From Any Worldview”, participants will learn what inspirational writing is, what it isn’t, how to find their story, and […]

Zan Jarvis To Speak at Fayetteville Library 14 January 2018

Fourteen-year old River gets a message from the Spirit World that she must recover “lost treasure.” […]

Deadline January 8 Egen Competition

JANUARY 8, 2018

A reminder to Arkansas poets and fiction writers that the deadline for the Maureen Egen competition sponsored by Poets&Writers magazine is upon us.

Take that final look at your work and get your manuscripts in the mail before January 8, 2018.

Everything you need to know about submitting

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Plan Now for Red Sneaker Conference 2018

A few of the speakers lined up for the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference.

If you are thinking of attending the Red Sneaker Conference in Oklahoma City, August 31—September 3, 2018, now’s the time to register.

Until the end of December, early birds will save $100 off the registration fee.

Some conference details are still […]

Two Hearts for 99 cents!

The digital edition of Raymona Anderson’s novel, Two Hearts in Time, is available for ninety-nine cents until December 14, 2017. […]

Good and Bad Book Signings

To be successful, a book-signing must be carefully planned from the author’s point of view. […]

Guest Posts

Writing is hard enough, but marketing and self-promotion are even harder for many writers. Based on your own efforts to sell your work, have you any tips or warnings for other writers?

If you’d like to write a guest post for ArkansasWriters, describe your idea in a sentence or two and send it to maevemaddox-at-gmail.com/.

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Raymona Anderson on the Radio

 

Raymona Marie Anderson, author of TWO HEARTS IN TIME.

Bentonville author Raymona Anderson recently discussed her journalistic background and current work as a novelist in a radio interview with Paul Reeves, ImpactRadioUSA.

A former travel writer, Anderson tells how an adventure tour among Yucatan’s Maya ruins inspired Two Hearts in Time, published by […]

Ozarks Writers League November 2017 Missouri Conference

November 17-19, 2017 Ozarks Writers League Conference meets at the Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center Branson, Missouri (www.OzarksWritersLeague.com) with a theme of Putting the Creative in Your Writing.

Conference begins Friday Night 7:00 – 8:30 with the Annual Writing Contest Awards Banquet. Purchase your banquet tickets at website www.ozarkswritersleague.com.

On Saturday, the conference continues […]