BLACK & KIDDO Keeps Racking Up the Awards!

Brenda Black’s family biography, Black & Kiddo, A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams has been named as a finalist in the annual Sarton Women’s Book Awards.

The Sarton Women’s Book Awards™ are sponsored by the Story Circle Network, an international nonprofit association of women writers. Awards are presented annually in four categories.

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Arkansas County Writers Circle Website

Phil Slattery, who is in the process of forming the Arkansas County Writers Circle, has created a website to alert members to events and updates to offer articles about writing, marketing and publicizing one’s own writing. In addition, the site will offer publication to articles, short stories, and poetry submitted by members and others.

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Raymona Anderson Book Launch

Arkansas writer Raymona Anderson’s second novel to be published by the Wild Rose Press got off to an enthusiastic start on Saturday, November 23 at the Living Waters Methodist Church in Centerton.

The novel, Bitter Pills and Deadly Potions, is set against the national soul-searching that followed the Kennedy assassination in 1963. The protagonist, […]

New Writers Circle Forming in Arkansas County

Phil Slattery

Phil Slattery (see his bio in the Writers Directory ) is forming a Writers Circle in Arkansas County.

The chief purpose of the new Writers Circle will be to focus on the marketing and publicizing of members’ works. Members will be invited to read from their works. The writing craft […]

Brenda Black Scores in Will Rogers Medallion Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Black’s memoir, Black and Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams, won Second Place in the Western Bios & Memoirs category of the Will Rogers 2019 Medallion Award.

Published by Et Alia Press, the book recounts the lives of Black’s in-laws, Keith Leroy Black and Johnnie Dorris McSpadden.

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Arkansas Writer Brenda Black’s Memoir Garners Awards

Arkansas writer Brenda Clem Black’s memoir about her husband’s family, Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreams(Et Alia Press, 2018) has been garnering awards since its publication in August 2018.

The book took top honors at the annual awards banquet of the Ozarks Writers League in Branson, where it was […]

Maeve Maddox Interviewed by Kyle Kellams

As he has done for her previous language guides, Kyle Kellams interviewed Arkansas writer and teacher Maeve Maddox about her latest publication, The Pronoun Book, on Fayetteville’s local NPR station, KUAF (Ozarks at Large, July 30, 2019).

Kyle Kellams, a broadcaster who values Standard English

In gratitude, and in recognition of Kellams’ interest […]

Mark Poe Story Featured in Gravel Literary Magazine

“Prayer for the Mailman,” a short story by Arkansas writer Mark Poe, appears in the May 2019 issue of Gravel: A Literary Journal, a publication of the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

A native of Black Oak, Arkansas, Mark writes Southern Gothic and stories based on his youth. […]

Brenda Black Finalist for 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award

Black & Kiddo: A True Story of Dust, Determination, and Cowboy Dreamsby Arkansas author Brenda Clem Black, has been named as one of five finalists for the 2019 Will Rogers Medallion Award in the category of Western Bios and Memoirs.

The Will Rogers Medallion Award was created originally to recognize quality works of cowboy poetry. […]

Story by Arkansas author featured in literary magazine

A short story by Arkansas writer Maeve Maddox appears in the 2019 Spring edition of Conclave, a journal of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, photography, and drama edited by Lara Bernhardt.

The 489-word story, “Priorities,”was the winning entry in the 2018 flash fiction Red Sneakers conference contest. As a result of winning the contest, Dr. Maddox was […]