Marshall and McKinney Added to Directory

Two additions to the Arkansas Writers author directory are Amanda McKinney and Laurie Marshall.

Amanda McKinney is a writer of Romantic Suspense. She wrote her debut novel, Lethal Legacy after walking away from her career to become a stay-at-home mom. Her second novel, The Woods, is the first book in the Berry Springs Saga and will be released in 2017. Her books are fast-paced narratives  about murder, mystery, sex and seduction. She lives in Siloam Springs, AR. You can learn more about her at her website.

Laurie Marshall creates content for, and has been a feature writer for various magazines in the state, including AY, Do South and Citiscapes. She currently edits the Personal Space column in the NWA Democrat Gazette. She has a short story collection in the works and a literary novel that is about two-thirds complete. You can browse her portfolio online.

A new addition to the ArkansasWriters groups directory is the ProActive Writer’s Group. The creation of Arkansas author Linda Rigsbee, this group introduces readers and writers by means of literary events. It’s a group without meetings and without membership fees. Both traditional and self-published authors are welcome to join. The events are open to everyone, member or not. For more information, contact Linda Rigsbee.

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Maeve Maddox writes about English usage and public education at Her most recent publication is The Fabergé Flute, a cozy mystery novel set in 1980s London.