Friday, July 29, 2011

No, Sassafras does not live in any of these. He lives in the background birdhouses
that have rough weathered boards that remind him of tree bark.




(c) photo by Mary Nida Smith

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Information on agents:

http://www.writers.net/agents
http://www.sfwa.org-authors/writer-beware/agents
AAR- Association of Authors' Representatives at http://aarline.org
place literary agents in Google search for more information
OZARK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS FOR CHILDREN

2011 ANNUAL SUMMER WORKSHOP
"Good Versus Great"

July 29-30 are the dates, The Library Center in Springfield is the place. Get ready for a full day (and a fun-filled evening) of information and inspiration!

FULL SCHEDULE, FEES, DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM, and CRITIQUE GUIDELINES AVAILABLE AT THE OWAIC WEBSITE:
OWAIC.ORG

Saturday, July 16, 2011

THE STORYBOOK PROJECT AT NORTH CENTRAL UNIT PRISON/CALICO ROCK

A man is reading Pinocchio to his son. The boy is miles away, and the man is reading into a digital recorder. He is an inmate in a state prison. The Storybook Project will mail the book and the recording to the child. The goal is “to keep families connected through reading.”

Warden David White has invited The Storybook Project to the North Central Unit in Calico Rock. He predicts about 200 inmates will want to participate each year.

The Storybook Project/North Central Unit will hold its first meeting
Thursday, July 21, 6:00 p.m.
Calico Rock Cumberland Presbyterian Church
692 Highway 56E

Pat Oplinger of Cherokee Village will discuss the program her group has run at the Newport Correctional Facility for the past thirteen years. Warden White and Accreditation Specialist Gary Teague will discuss how the program will be implemented at the North Central Unit.

Susan Varno has volunteered to start this new program. “The Storybook Project is a way for people in Izard, Baxter and Stone Counties to thank the prisoners for the work they have done in our communities: cleaning up after the ice storm and floods, repairing city streets, helping rebuild the Wolf House and more.”

If The Storybook Project completes 100 recordings twice a year, the Project must raise about $2000 annually. Initially they will have to raise an extra $1500 to buy digital recorders and at least 300 books.

At the meeting, committees will be set up for fundraising, book buying, making the recordings at the prison and mailing the books and recordings. Anyone from Baxter, Izard or Stone County interested in this project should attend the meeting or contact Susan Varno at svarno@hughes.net or 870-297-4223.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

CHILDREN'S WRITER(R) POETRY OR VERSE STORY WRITING CONTEST -GRAND PRIZE $500 AND REWARDS TO BE PUBLISHED IN CHILDREN'S WRITER, CASH PRIZES, WINNERS' CERTIFICATES, AND VALUABLE TRAINING IN DISCIPLINED WRITING. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.thechildrenswriter.com

Janice Votsmier is the new president of Twin Lakes Writers in Mountain Home, Arkansas. The writers meet at the Donald W Reynolds Library each month. they are designing a website at http://sites.google.com/sites/twinlakeswriters

Sunday, July 10, 2011

ARKANSAS'S MOST CREATIVE FINE ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR - CAROLE T. JONES http://Sun-e-daleKoll.com You will find her art for sale at Toll House Antiques & Gifts 102 Combs Avenue, Cotter, AR

Saturday, July 09, 2011


TOO MANY OBLIGATIONS CAN STOP YOUR GOALS FROM MOVING FORWARD.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Needed Recipes for Kids Cookbook:

Submit a recipe a kid can create on its own including a photo of your pet
to:
Sun-e-dale Knoll
Box 735
Yellville, AR 72687-8562


This is a non-paying market
Thank you!

Saturday, July 02, 2011