FPL Second Sunday series with Nancy Hartney March 2017

Nancy Hartney is guest at the Second Sunday Local Author series in the Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room March 12, 2017 at 2:00pm. She writes about the Deep South where her roots dig into the piney woods and the sweat-soaked hardscrabble farms. Her second book, If the Creek Don’t Rise: Tales from the South follows her award winning debut collection, Washed in the Water: Tales from the South, both from Pen-L Publishing.

She writes non-fiction for The Chronicle of the Horse, Sidelines, Horsemen’s Roundup, DoSouth, and other publications. Her short stories have appeared in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi Valley, Seven Hills Review, and various regional anthologies. She has penned western tales for Cactus Country, Best of Frontier Tales, and Rough Country. The website is NancyHartney.com.

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the presentation.

FPL 2nd Sunday Local Author Series: Lana Campbell

Local author Lana Campbell present her novel Forever and a Night on Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm in the Fayetteville Public Library Walker Room.

This paranormal vampire romance with complex, multi-dimensional characters give multiple meanings to concepts like ‘eternal love’ and ‘happily ever after.’

Books will be available for purchase and signing following the […]

University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase: Mohja Kahf

The University of Arkansas Press Author Showcase features Mohja Kahf, who will discuss Hagar Poems, on Sunday, February 5 at 2:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library. The collection of poetry delves into a variety of figures of Near Eastern heritage, touching on a variety of themes both ancient and contemporary.

The central matter of this […]

Joan of Arc Now on Kindle

Although historically a genuine military leader, Joan of Arc is depicted as little more than a weak woman in movies that span the twentieth century. […]

Maddox Takes on Media English

Maeve Maddox thinks that American English-speakers should observe conventions of Standard English when expressing themselves in a professional capacity. […]

Tin Hollow and Murder in a Small Arkansas Town

On September 10, 2015, from 2-4 p.m. in the Walker Room of the Fayetteville Public Library, J.B  Hogan will roll out his latest novel, Tin Hollow, a tale of  life in  small Arkansas town.

When a popular minor league baseball player is found murdered in an alley just inside the Black area of segregated Jefferson, Arkansas in 1935, would be lawyer Carl Tatum is enlisted by the white police department to help solve the crime. What Tatum, educated at Howard University but denied the opportunity to practice law in his home state, discovers on his way to the truth about the murder nearly costs him his life and exposes a level of vice that threatens to bring down the corrupt power structure of this small backwoods town.

J. B. Hogan has had over 250 stories and poems and seven books published including Losing Cotton (novel), The Rubicon (poems and short fiction) and Fallen (short fiction) from Oghma Creative Media. His books The Apostate (novella and long stories) and Angels in the Ozarks (local baseball history) were published by Pen-L Publishing. His latest book, Tin Hollow (mystery/suspense novel), will be released by Oghma Creative Media September 3, 2016.

J. B. Hogan grew up in Fayetteville and returned home some dozen years ago. Since then he has immersed himself in local history and preservation and has served as president of the Washington County Historical Society and chairman of the Fayetteville Historic District Commission. He has given local history presentations at a number of venues in town and taught several classes for the University of Arkansas Continuing Education OLLI program. A book signing and sales will follow the event.

Four-day Poetry Camp for Youth at Fayetteville Public Library July 18

Clayton Scott

Delve into poetry with Clayton Scott, an award winning poet who is uniquely known for being the only slam poet in the world to come from a rural area beginning July 18 at 2:00pm in the Fayetteville Public Library.  In addition to being Arkansas’ Grand Slam Champion, he has won many regional awards in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Clayton has been a member of the Arkansas Arts on Tour and a poetry ambassador for the Arkansas Arts in Education for seven years.

This four day poetry writing camp will focus on building teen’s writing skills and understanding the art behind poetry.

This workshop is free and open to those who have completed 3rd-7th grades. All supplies will be provided and the camp will be located in the Walmart Story time Room, Fayetteville Public Library.

The workshop is free but registration required beginning June 27.

Writer’s Digest’s 101 Best Websites for Writers, 2014

Dr. Maeve Maddox, Editor and Chief Contributor, DailyWritingTips.com

Writer’s Digest magazine has selected this year’s 101 Best Websites for Writers.

This grand gathering of resources for scribes of all types appears in the May/June 2014 issue.

Daily Writing Tips.com has again garnered the honor for correct use of English language on every topic from grammar to punctuation to vocabulary to the basics of writing.

Arkansas writer Dr. M. J. (Maeve) Maddox is the site’s editor and chief contributor. One of the site’s original contributors when it launched in May 2007, Dr. Maddox has penned close to 1,000 of the still timely articles available in DWT’s compendious archives. Since returning as DWT editor in November 14, she now writes seven new articles a week.

Dr. Maddox became a freelance writer in 2006 after retiring from teaching. Since then she has published two books on the topics of writing and usage: So You Want to Write!, a collection of essays on the writing craft, and 100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid, a streamlined style guide to the most common errors that weaken writing. Both are available at Amazon.

Visit her at MaeveMaddox.com/.

Non-Fiction Book Addresses PTSD, Service Dogs, and Foreign Travel in a Hilarious and Illuminating Tale

PTSD is not humorous a matter but author Pamela Foster recounts her adventure in Panama with spouse and 150-pound canine helpers in such a way that readers come away with deeper understanding of the long-lasting effects of war—and with tears of laughter in their eyes.
Clueless Gringos in Paradise: Adventures with my husband, his PTSD, and two enormous service dogs was released by Pen-L Publishing on November 26, 2013.

Foster is donating $1.00 of every book sold to Freedom Dogs, a non-profit that provides trained services dogs to veterans. www.FreedomDogs.org

Foster’s writing is an elevating combination of unrelenting humor and profound insight into how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder affects combat veterans and their spouses – and their service dogs.

Praise for the book: Clueless Gringos in Paradise is one of the funniest memoirs I’ve read in a long time. Who knew moving with two 150-pound mastiff service dogs and her husband, a former Marine and Vietnam vet with post-traumatic stress disorder, to live in Panama—where they expected to find tropical paradise—could be funny? Readers will laugh out loud to keep themselves from crying with Foster, who nearly has a breakdown in every chapter . . . . But the author’s humorous voice and talent for storytelling is what moves this book along and makes readers giggle at parts and erupt into laughter at others. If you enjoy funny memoirs, you’ll love Clueless Gringos in Paradise . . . . it’s refreshing to find a writer who can laugh at herself and a nearly impossible situation.
~ Margo L. Dill, The News-Gazette of Central Illinois

Clueless Gringos in Paradise will gratify the adult reader who enjoys tales of travel, dogs, marriage, or living with a veteran. Pam’s wit and ability to see the irony and absurdity in life will elicit laughter in just about everyone.

Author Pam Foster

http://pamelafosterspeakerwriter.wordpress.com/ http://woundedwarriorwife.wordpress.com/ pamelafoster2011@gmail.com

Softcover, 194 pp; price: $13.97
Availability: via Ingram Pen-L.com, Amazon.com and other booksellers
More information about the book can be found at www.pen-l.com/CluelessGringosInParadise.html

Ozark Baseball Chronicled in J.B. Hogan New Book

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Author and historian J.B. Hogan launches his new book about the Fayetteville Angels and minor league baseball in our area in the 1930s at the Fayetteville Public Library on Saturday, November 23, at 11:00 a.m. to noon. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Angels in the Ozarks is the nearly forgotten history of the Arkansas State/Arkansas-Missouri League, a tiny professional baseball minor league that existed in the Arkansas and Missouri Ozarks during the Great Depression from 1934 to 1940. This Class D minor league, formed in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, originally consisted of four local teams, once described as “one of the (if not the) smallest league that ever functioned in organized baseball.”

The book details the league, season by season, telling the story of its teams and players, including such later famous major leaguers as Ralph Houk, Walker Cooper, and the Fayetteville Angels batboy Sherman Lollar. Characters like Thornton “Hornbuckle Buck” Buchanan, Fred Hawn, and Frances Dunlap, a local female athlete who may have been the first woman to ever play men’s professional baseball, stride bigger than life through these pages. Angels includes extensive statistical information never before collected or printed.

Historian and Author J.B. Hogan

Author J. B. Hogan is a native of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the only town to field a team in the ASL/A-ML each year it existed.  After a long hiatus, Hogan has returned home to pursue writing full-time. Besides his involvement in local history research and writing, Hogan also pens fiction and poetry. His short stories and poetry have been widely published on the Internet.  The Apostate is his first book of fiction.