Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Exciting Invitation to Authors - Sell Books



    © by Mary Nida Smith
    Men called Dad
    Was important
    To their family
    The man of the house
    And sometimes,
    The oldest son
    Carried that title.
    A man must love
    His wife and children.
    A man should believe
    His wife has equal rights
    As a man has, and that
    They both follow
    Their own belief,
    He must never be a man
    About town
    Nor his wife.
    If they both believe this
    They now, can be pronounce
    Man and wife.
  2. I wrote this for David L. Harrison W.O.M. on his blog.

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Thursday, August 25 at 5:00 pm PLAYWRITING MASTER CLASS with award winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan happens at the Fayetteville Public Library. Open to all members of the writing community. Mr. Schenkkan will share his insights into the craft and art of playwriting. Come prepared to write. Class size will be limited and registration required.
Robert Schenkkan is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Tony Award winning, Writer’s Guild Award winning, two-time Emmy nominated writer of stage, television and film.  He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, The Quiet American and Hacksaw Ridge, and his television credits include: All The Way, The Pacific, The Andromeda Strain and Spartacus.
Schenkkan will also be at the library for the T2 Artist Forum at 6:30 on August 25th. This event is open to the public.
Support for the Fayetteville Public Library and TheatreSquared is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Quotes for Understanding.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul Needs Submissions for 11 Upcoming Books

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Ozarks Writers League Conference on Track for Publishing Trends
August 19th & 20th at Honeysuckle Inn in Branson, Missouri.
In a little more than 72 hours we’ll meet at the Honeysuckle Inn at Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson for our August 2016 Conference. Lots to learn from our excellent speakers. Opportunities for recognition abound with our 2016 Art and Photo Contest, winners to be announced at our August Conference, and our Writing Contest, deadline August 31st. Check out the categories and details listed on our website www.ozarkswritersleague.com. Click on events, then click on whichever contest for the categories and prizes. You’ll have to click on the contest rules to obtain our 2016 rules. There have been changes between the 2015 and 2016 contests and categories.

Please feel free to bring your entries to the conference for submission to our contest director, Diana West. OWL members may submit one entry per category, but you may enter as many categories as you’d like for a single fee of $10. Just prepare your entries and place in a sealed manila envelope before delivering to Diana. Good luck! I’ll see you soon.

Diane Yates

President, Ozarks Writers League

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Books for Children

http://www.bookologymagazine.com/issue/august-2016/ I found this site interesting.
I am hoping to rejoin SCBWI and devote more time to my favorite genre, writing children's books. In-between I will continue to promote my latest release- Heroes Beneath the Waves..., that I wrote for all ages, for I want students to"Never Forget"  how submarine veterans helped save our world during World War II.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

While in Darkness

If you haven't picked up a copy of Louella Bryant nonfiction book, it's available athttp://www.blacklawrence.com/while-in-darkness-there-is-li…/ or
https://www.amazon.com/While-Darkness-There-Lo…/…/0976899396. The Vietnam era book may resonate with the issues of today

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Monday, August 01, 2016



Learn and Network

Aug 19 - 20, 2016
Honeysuckle Inn & Conference Center
Branson, Missouri


August 19 - 20,