Local Author News

Poetry Reading Thursday, October 13, 2022

Two Friends Bookstore in Bentonville, Arkansas, is hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, October 13, at 6 pm. The event will feature local poets Gerald Sloan, Melissa M. Frye, Dewayne Keirn, and Gloria Williams Tran. They will read selections from Mid/South Anthology, published by Belle Point Press. The anthology features forty writers from Arkansas, Oklahoma,

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New Addition to Author Directory—Ginger Elinburg

The latest addition to the Arkansas Writers Directory is Ginger Elinburg. A self-published author from Southeast Arkansas near Dumas, she writes in multiple genres, mostly paranormal romance and suspense thrillers. She has written and published 16 books under her own name and four books under pen names. She is also a cover designer who creates pre-made

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Author Talks

If You Walk Long Enough Virtual Author Talk November 4

Nancy Hartney will speak virtually at the Springdale Public Library on November 4 at 6:00p- 7:30 pm. The discussion will center around authorcraft and storytelling as a way to explore writing, culture, and history.  Her debut novel, If You Walk Long Enough, is set during the Vietnam War and the tumultuous social issues of that

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Fayetteville to Get New New Bookstore

Although Fayetteville still rejoices in the Dickson Street Bookshop, which deals in used and out-of-print books, the college town lost its only independent book store, Nightbird Books, in 2020. Enter Pearl’s Books. Fayetteville residents Leah and Daniel Jordan are set to open a brand new locally-owned and independent bookshop at 28 E. Center Street,  just

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New Magazine for the Drama and Beauty of Rural Life

Phil Slattery is establishing a new online magazine called Rural Fiction Magazine. Submissions of short (less than 5,000 words) fiction and poetry are now being accepted. The goal of RFM is to explore the drama and beauty of rural life. Rural Fiction Magazine seeks primarily mainstream/literary stories and poetry set in the rural US. Although it

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Meetings

Ozarks Writing Festival with Two Friends Books and Cafe

The first annual Ozarks Writing Festival takes front and center June 26 -27 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Two Friends Books, newly opened, presents the Festival, celebrating writers in the Ozarks through readings, signings and book sales. Indie-published, self-published, or traditionally published authors are invited. Best part, authors keep 100% of materials sold at the Festival. See

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Arkansas-based Chamber Magazine Growing

from Phil Slattery, Founder and Publisher of The Chamber Magazine   The Chamber Magazine is proud to announce that it is approaching two milestones    As of May 14, The Chamber stands at 9,839 views from 4,126 visitors. Probably by the end of this month, The Chamber will have had 10,000 views, of which 8,875 have

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If You Walk Long Enough Release Scheduled February 24, 2021

Returning from Vietnam War to the family’s Carolina tobacco farm in 1970, two Marines find a place that isn’t home anymore. Surrounded by political upheaval, southern prejudices, violence, and soul-deep loss and moral fatigue, they must grapple with reconciliation, love–and letting go. It’s a story about survival, love, and … the ghosts that follow them.

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Maeve Maddox Publishes Cozy Mystery with The Wild Rose Press

Today, January 27, 2021, is The Wild Rose Press‘s publication day for The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery by Arkansas author Maeve Maddox. Set in 1985 England, the story takes frustrated English teacher Sallie Dunbar from fictional DeSoto Springs, Arkansas to a Thanksgiving-week music conference in London’s West End. Anglophile and amateur flutist, Sallie becomes

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