Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Charlaine Harris, author Southern Vampire Mysteries

That Bookstore In Blytheville is proud to host best selling author Charlaine Harris.
Harris is an Arkansas author famous for her Southern Vampire Mysteries series, which
was picked up as an HBO television series in 2008. May 8 at 7:00. Join us at the
 Ritz for a Q&A with Charlaine, then come dow to That Bookstore In Blytheville to
meet this amazing author and get your books signed. Harris will be here promoting
the latest book in her hit series, Deadlocked. We hope to see you there!

Deadlocked (Sookie Stackhouse Book 12)
By Charlaine Harris

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada),
in town, it's the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman's front
yard - especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.

Now, it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the
murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing
 to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she
would ever suspect, who's out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Poetry Month:
Children’s poetry http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com
New book by David L Harrison “COWBOYS” illustrated by Dan Burr
Cowboy Poets Yearly Gathering at Elko, Nevada. Founder Hal Cannon.

THE THING VIII 1-4 Saturday April 21st at the Baxter County/Donald W. Reynolds
Library http://baxlib.org

TWIN LAKES WRITERS meet April 21, 10 -12 a.m. http://twinlakeswriters.org

I will be attending:
Tuesday, April 17 Ozark Regional Arts Council
Wednesday, April 18, Pals/Palette Art League, Yellville
Saturday, April 21, Twin Lakes Writers and The Thing.
Tuesday, April 24, Marvelous Magazine Gals Night Out
Wednesday, April 25, Friends of the Library auction, it is going to be the best ever. To view a few of the items check our cabinet display at the library.

I have been very busy trying to keep up with church, friends, family and household chores. Many times it becomes a crazy balancing act with my writing. I try to write each
day and to submit more often. My poem for author David L. Harrison’s word of the month is up on his blog. I continue to prepare and submit to markets. I have a book of poems I am working on to be self-published this year. I keep plugging along. I am preparing some published items and my books for show and tell when I speak at the library in May.

Monday, April 16, I attended the Friends of the Library board meeting and the Bull Shoals Historical Society meeting. My friend Kerri Fivecoat Campbell was the speaker.
She did a great job of sharing how having a blog and facebook can be like writing a journal and keeping up with family.
There have been so many things I wanted to share since attending the Ozarks Writers League in February, but I have been busy writing and taking time out for family. I can’t promise to do better in the future, but will try. Catch me on FACEBOOK

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Arkansas author Robyn Leatherman’s novel Summer Rain tells the story of a young Cherokee woman named Rain who comes of age at the time of the Cherokee Removal.
The whole title of the book is Summer Rain: Getsikahvda Anitsalagi (The Removal of the People).
This journey begins in Georgia in a typical Cherokee village in the early 1800s, where a young girl and her best friend realize there are strangers poised to take their land and home away from the Cherokee and from neighboring tribes.The girls witness the birth of the new written language of Tsalagi in the year 1821 and the acquisition of a printing press in the year 1827. The Cherokee Phoenix would mark the first newspaper to ever be printed and circulated by a Native American tribe.
Rain falls in love with a white boy and is forced to follow her heart and save her own life, or to remain loyal to her family, knowing that in doing so, she could lose not only her true love, but also her life.
Both the author and her husband are Cherokee. Leatherman’s research into the period and events includes stories told by grandparents. The book can be ordered at the publisher’s website, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Dana Johnson, PAL President
Palette Art League
The P.A.L.'s Fine Art Gallery
"Personally, I experience the greatest degree of pleasure in having contact with works of art.
They furnish me with happy feelings of an intensity such as I cannot derive from other realms." Albert Einstein

"Art and Artisans of the Ozarks" volume two, purchase your copies now @ $29.95 , they going fast.

501-c3 non profit organization
870-405-6316 Gallery
870-656-2057 my cell http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Palette-Art-League/144449325573360?ref=ts

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The finalists for the 2012 Children's Choice Book Awards were recently announced. I'm excited to say that books written by four of JacketFlap's members are among the finalists! Please join me in congratulating the four finalists by clicking their names below and leaving a congratulations comment on their profiles:Zombie in Love, written by Kelly DiPucchioSidekicks, written and illustrated by Dan SantatPirates Don't Take Baths, written and illustrated by John SegalDORK Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Talented Pop Star, written and illustrated by Rachel RussellLaunched in 2008 by the Children's Book Council and Every Child A Reader, The Children's Choice Book Awards is the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by children and teens of all ages. Young readers can vote for their favorite books, author, and illustrator of the year at BookWeekOnline.com until Thursday, May 3, 2012. Educators, booksellers, and librarians can also tally and enter kids' votes as a group. This year, more than 20,000 children and teens nationwide determined the finalists: children spent months reading and rating books in the classroom through the IRA-CBC Children's Choices Program; teens made their voices heard through voting hosted by TeenReads.com. The Author and Illustrator of the Year finalists were selected by the Children's Book Council from an evaluation of best-seller lists with an emphasis on Bookscan. The award winners will be announced live at a gala celebration in NYC hosted and presented by kid lit heavyweights on May 7, 2012 as part of Children's Book Week (May 7-13th, 2012), the nation's longest-running literacy initiative.