Marilyn H. Collins Launches New Website

Marilyn H. Collins

Marilyn H. Collins, author, editor, speaker and personal writing mentor has launched a new website.

In addition to printed writing guides, the site is a source of services that include editing, proofreading, and instruction in how to organize and complete a book-length project.

Explore the new website here: Marilyn H. Collins.


Marshall and McKinney Added to Directory

Two new writers and a writers’ group join the directories. […]

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 Donít 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, Horsemenís 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

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,

Writerís Digest magazine has selected this yearís†101 Best Websites for Writers.

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

Daily Writing 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.

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