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[14 Aug 2011 | One Comment | 2,606 views]
Arkansas Author: Barbara Youree

Name: Barbara Youree
Book titles and publishers: 
Courageous Journey, Walking the Lost Boys’ Path from the Sudan to America (Co-authors and subjects of this non-fiction book: Ayuel Leek Deng and Beny Ngor Chol) New Horizon Press, 2008
Race to Glory, Red Willow Press, to be released near the end of 2011
FAN: You have a wealth of writing experience. Can you tell us about your most recent book about the Sudan and also about the YA book coming out? Please include a brief plot synopsis.
Synopsis of Courageous Journey: Bombs crash in the dead of night, …

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[29 May 2011 | No Comment | 3,591 views]
Arkansas Author: Lela Davidson

Name: Lela Davidson
Location: Rogers
Occupation: Writer, Media Consultant, Facebook Junkie
Book title: Blacklisted from the PTA
Publisher: Jupiter Press, imprint of Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, Inc.
What’s the book about?
The book consists of 62 short stories from the driveway, the piano recital, the awful date night, and anywhere else suburban marrieds-with-children congregate. These are small stories of family life – the poignant along with the ridiculous. I write about what makes me laugh.
You’re a prolific writer who has been published in various other books, etc. Where else do you write?
I have been published in Chicken Soup …

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[14 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,037 views]
Week in review (Feb. 7-13)

What a strange week it was here in Arkansas. Some parts of the state got over two feet of snow on Wednesday and Thursday and the temperatures here in central Arkansas on Sunday were in the 60-degree range.
Ah, but that’s the thing about the Natural State, isn’t it? If you don’t like the weather, give it a few minutes and it will change.
At any rate, we did manage to get some articles written here at First Arkansas News in spite of all the oddness going on with the weather, businesses …

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[7 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 2,985 views]
A look at baseball both then and now

It’s been said more than a few times — to truly appreciate the game of baseball, one must have an understanding of the history of the game.
Apparently, the same is true when it comes to writing about baseball.
Howard Nobles, a Benton resident, used his understanding of the game when writing his book, Poems from a Baseball Fan. That 89 page volume — originally published in 2004 — is the first book from Nobles.
What is Poems from a Baseball Fan? The title pretty well sums it up, but it’s a reflection …

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[26 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,320 views]
The week in review

So, did everyone have a good Christmas? Was Santa good to everyone?
We at First Arkansas News sure hope so and well understand that the festivities of the season may have kept some people from checking in here and picking up the latest news. In case you missed anything, we’ve provided this handy review of the stories we’ve had for the past week. Yay!
Before getting into that, however, it’s time to plug the easy ways to keep up with this little site. We’ve got email updates, an RSS feed and new …

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[28 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,804 views]
Arkansas Author: Melanie Angell Elliott

Name: Melanie Angell Elliott
Title of Book: Why Am I Conservative? 24 Topics for Kids or Anyone
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Target audience: My target audience is conservative parents and grandparents who want to teach conservative ideals to their children and grandchildren. But as I was writing the book, I wondered if people of all ages would find it helpful. That led me to the “or anyone” part of the title. And I found that my suspicion was true: quite a few adults have told me they appreciate the book because it really helped them, even though they’re …