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She loves to read, walk her dogs, and eat cake for breakfast. Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge is her first novel. To learn more about Kristin, or to send her a cake, visit her online at KristinLGray. Gray recently completed her seventh year as an educator. Chandler Griffin is Mississippi native, documentary filmmaker, educator and the Founder of Barefoot Workshops, with sixteen years of experience leading over one hundred and twenty media-based workshops across twenty-four countries. Chandler and his wife, Alison Fast, are continuously creating Mississippi-based documentaries through their production company, Blue Magnolia Films, and constantly working to develop and pioneer new media-based programs that empower individuals and grassroots organizations to make change in their communities across the globe.

He is associate professor of creative writing at Belhaven University. She began her writing career as a newspaper and wire service reporter in cities throughout the southeast. Her third novel, The Accidentals, is forthcoming next year. Wearing another hat, Minrose is also the author of cultural and literary studies books and articles.

In her most recent scholarly book, Remembering Medgar Evers: Minrose was also a coeditor of The Literature of the American South , a Norton anthology, and has taught as a professor at universities across the country, most recently the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jo was born near Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where her favorite artist, Walter Anderson, painted a secret room. Jo later moved to a ghost town, Electric Mills, Mississippi.

Today Jo lives in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband, children, and her dog Pupper, who just happens to closely resemble the character of Percy in the book. Jo is also a lawyer with Wyche, PA. Jo also founded www. You can find Jo online at JoHackl. Phil Hardwick loves a good mystery. Early in his career, he solved real ones as a police officer and state investigator. House of Representatives after having been first elected to Congress in November of Congressman Harper has lived in the Third Congressional District since and currently resides in Pearl, Mississippi with his wife of thirty-seven years, Sidney.

They have a son, Livingston, and a daughter and son in law, Maggie and Brett. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon where he served for many years as a Sunday school teacher for high school and college students. The son of a former petroleum engineer and a mom who worked two days a week until she was 88 years old, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of a quality education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College where he majored in Chemistry. He then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in Prior to being elected to Congress, Gregg practiced law for twenty-seven years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland, Mississippi.

In the th Congress, Gregg was selected by the Speaker of the House to serve as Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, a standing committee with vast oversight and administrative responsibilities in the House of Representatives and additional institutions. Chairman Harper also serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is a member of three subcommittees: A longtime advocate for American-made energy, Gregg Harper believes that Congress must advance ideas that stabilize fuel prices and build a steady supply of American energy.

On a more personal note, the Congressman and his wife, Sidney, are also committed to supporting families raising children with special needs. He has also worked to streamline federal programs and services intended to be a support to youth with significant disabilities in transition from adolescence to adulthood. In , Gregg Harper authored the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act that was passed into law, ended taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and conventions, and redirected that funding to pediatric medical research.

Congressman Harper has also championed laws removing burdensome and unneeded federal mandates, promoting innovative drug developments for neurodevelopmental disorders, and advancing telemedicine. He looks forward to his work in the U. House of Representatives to advocate conservative values in the important tasks and challenges facing America. His essays and book reviews have been published widely. Derrick Harriell was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cotton is his first collection of poems. Harris is one of a handful of African Americans who have achieved prominence in the culinary world.

Jamie Harrison has lived in Montana with her family for almost thirty years. She has worked as a caterer, writer, and as a technical editor for archaeological, botanical, and biological reports. She is the daughter of Jim Harrison. Carla Hayden was sworn in as the 14th Librarian of Congress on September 14, Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead the national library, was nominated to the position by President Barack Obama on February 24, , and her nomination was confirmed by the U.

Senate on July Prior to joining the Pratt Library, Hayden was deputy commissioner and chief librarian of the Chicago Public Library from to She was an assistant professor for Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh from to Hayden was library services coordinator for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago from to Hayden was president of the American Library Association from to Hayden received a B.

During her time at Random House she came to love and respect the vibrant community of independent bookstores she called on. Jane Hearn was married to Jim Lucas at the time of his death. She has archived and restored these images for a touring exhibition and website: She is a fifth generation Mississippian who for many years was an interior designer and owner of a contract commercial furniture company in Jackson. Her latest picture book is Alabama Spitfire: The Life of Jimmy Carter the first picture book on the 39 th president. A former educator,Bethany speaks and teaches across the country.

Today she owns a bustling vegetable business with her husband, Luke, selling beautiful vegetables to the best restaurants in the South. In her spare time, she produces e Debutante Farmer line of Bloody Mary mixes. Find her on Instagram at elizabethheiskellcatering. Herts is a native of the Arkansas Delta region. Kennedy School of Government. He also recently received a gubernatorial appointment to the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services.

Herts holds a Ph. He also holds a M. Toni Hetzel has been a lifelong avid reader. She has been a road warrior for Random House books for more than 17 years, and worked in a bookstore for many years prior. She lives in Decatur, GA, with her family. Twenty three years ago Kimberly Willis Holt stopped talking about wanting to be a writer and started to pursue her dream.

She writes and gardens in Texas. Hossfeld has extensive experience examining rural poverty and economic restructuring and has made two presentations to the United States Congress and one to the North Carolina Legislature on job loss and rural economic decline. She worked with, travelled with, ate and drank with—and adored—Jim Harrison. Born in Deep Run, NC to a farming household, Vivian Howard learned early on to appreciate the ebb and flow of eating with the seasons. Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South. He earned his Ph. He earned a M. He has a B. He is the author of Hazel Brannon Smith: The Female Crusading Scalawag , and a co-author in two textbooks: History series, and the upcoming work, Our Western World.

The Talented Ribkins is her first novel. Tim Huggins is the founder of Newtonville Books, as well as cofounder of the writers-and-musicians series, Earfull. He now lives with his family in West Newton, Massachusetts. He lives in Cold Spring, New York. Greg Iles spent most of his youth in Natchez, Mississippi. He lives in Natchez with his wife and has two children. Isbell, Gulfport, Mississippi, is an author and freelance photojournalist. He is author and photographer of Gettysburg: Sentinels of Stone , Shiloh and Corinth: Sentinels of Stone , and Vicksburg: Sentinels of Stone , all published by University Press of Mississippi.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta town of Rosedale, Linda Williams Jackson likes to spin stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Her debut middle grade historical novel, Midnight Without a Moon , is about an ordinary thirteen-year-old African-American girl, Rose Lee Carter, who must make an extraordinary decision after the murder of Emmett Till.

Jackson currently makes her home in Southaven, Mississippi. She shares this home with her husband and three children. His middle grade caper novel, The Great Greene Heist , has been named to over twenty-five state reading and best-of lists. In addition, Varian has written for the Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts middle-grade fantasy series as well as novels and short stories for YA audiences. Varian lives outside of Austin, TX with his family. In this role, she creates and facilitates workshops on unconscious bias and privilege.

The Project seeks to find new and innovate ways to address diversity without increasing division. Yvette is also a filmmaker and public speaker. Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction. Motivational speaker and historian, Pamela D.

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As director over the first state sponsored civil rights museum in the country, Ms. As former manager of Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, Pamela pasionately and tirelessly fought to make this Museum a first-class place of interpretation. Her many awards and accolades include: January, she received a proclamation from the City of Jackson, Mississippi for her professionalism, diligence, and dedication to service in making a positive impact in this community.

And most recently, February , Pamela was honored by city council and the mayor of the City of Jackson for 26 years of dedicated service to the City of Jackson. Originally from the Jersey Shore, he lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he codirects the creative writing program at Mississippi State University. He teaches creative writing at the University of Tennessee and lives in Knoxville with his family. Jamie Kornegay is the author of the novel Soil. Gary Krist is the author of a bestselling trilogy of urban history books: His first narrative nonfiction book was The White Cascade , a book about the Wellington avalanche.

Combine that with a Masters of Science in Sports Administration, as well as coaching experience at the high school and collegiate levels, and it is easy to see why Paul is one of the premier performance specialists in the United States. Andrew Lawler is author of two books, The Secret Token: As a journalist, he has written more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles from more than two dozen countries. He is contributing writer for Science and contributing editor for Archaeology. Most recently, he wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented. He lives in Louisville and Washington, D.

Follow Edward on Instagram and Twitter chefedwardlee. He lives with his family in Brandon, Mississippi. His first novel, In the Fall, was a national bestseller. Lent lives with his wife and two daughters in central Vermont. She is associate editor of the Oxford American. His novel is forthcoming from W. He is also the author of the stand-alone novels, Fresh Kills and Bloodroot, set in his hometown of Staten Island. His short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in several anthologies.

Robby Luckett received his BA in political science from Yale University and his PhD from the University of Georgia with a focus on modern civil rights movement history. His book, Joe T. Patterson and the Dilemma of the White South: Along with several publications and presentations at numerous academic conferences, he has appeared in documentaries, including the Independent Lens film Spies of Mississippi as well as An Ordinary Hero about the life of Joan Trumpauer Mulhollhand.

He has three children: Silas, Hazel, and Flip. Ebony Lumumba is currently an assistant professor of English at Tougaloo College where she teaches courses in global and American literatures and chairs the department of English and Modern Languages. Four Women, Africana Mothering, and Resistance.

Desiring a graduate degree in history and wanting to further pursue his interests in examining the civil rights movement, he entered the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi in This dissertation formed the basis of his book, Sanctuaries of Segregation: For the last six years, Dalton has been teaching U. He spent more than fourteen years with a national recognized environmental contracting firm as a senior executive overseeing sales, marketing and field operations. Prior to that, he worked as an environmental scientist at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Did the Writer Crusade.

Her most recent essay appears in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty. Though she has now retired from the faculty of Millsaps College, Marrs continues to serve as Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence at the Eudora Welty House and has a number of projects in the offing. John Marzalek is graduate of Canisiu College, , where he received his masters and Ph. He participated in ROTC at Canisius and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Intelligence branch upon graduation. He was on active duty from , serving at Fort Benning, Fort Holabird, and in a psychological operations battalion in Viet Nam.

From to the present he has been the executive director of the Ulysses S. Smith of The World of Ulysses S. Grant book series at Southern Illinois University Press, to present. He is the author or editor of fifteen books and over three hundred articles and book reviews. Army commission during a White House ceremony.

Along with Charles D. Halleck have been History Book Club Selections. Grant which won a writing award from the U. He continues to lecture widely throughout the nation and has appeared on the major television networks. He serves on the board of advisors of the Lincoln Forum and the Lincoln Prize. Canisius College named him a distinguished alumnus; he received the Richard Wright Literary Award for life time achievement by a Mississippi author, and the Mississippi Historical Society presented him its highest award, the B.

Wailes Award for national distinction in history. His graduate students published a book in his honor entitled Of Times and Race: Essays Inspired by John F. Grant Association, he is completing the first completely annotated edition of the Memoirs of U. Grant, which will be published by Harvard University Press in She is the owner of TwentybyJenny.

Clara attended Vanderbilt University where she received a B. Jimmi Mayes was born in Jackson, MS. During his high school years he performed in Mississippi Juke Joints with touring groups and after graduating from high school he left to pursue his career as a musician. Before he was twenty-one he was performing and touring with musicians who were legends in the business. Jimmi Mayes became a highly sought after drummer and an expert with the shuffle. He became good friends with Jimi Hendrix and eventually he was asked by Jimi Hendrix to record with him.

During this time he cut tracts for a movie sound-tract and a compilation album on CBS Records. After the Mexico work he returned to Chicago and was hired to back Jimmy Reed for several shows. He is a member of the Mississippi Artist Roster. His latest album will be released in by Mississippi Delta Records. King recording studio located on the MVSU campus.

The album features Jimmi Mayes on drums and vocals. Panny Flautt Mayfield, a lifelong resident of the Mississippi Delta, is an award-winning journalist who has been photographing blues and gospel musicians at festivals, clubs, churches, and juke joints for decades. Her collections have been exhibited in museums across the United States and Europe and have earned critical acclaim from Aperture magazine.

She holds a Ph. She has co-edited a series of books with Judy H. You can visit her at AlisonMcGhee. None of her degrees have anything to do with writing. Before her current life as a writer, she worked in finance and non-profit program management. She now writes full-time and is hard at work on the next one. She lives in Memphis, Tennessee with her husband and three daughters. Ellen Meacham is a Tennessee native, longtime resident of Mississippi, and a career journalist and journalism instructor at her alma mater, the University of Mississippi.

She is the author of Delta Epiphany: Kennedy in Mississippi and has been a working journalist for more than twenty years. Meacham is uniquely positioned to write Delta Epiphany. She lives outside of Oxford, Mississippi, with her family. Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian. The Art of Power, American Lion: Meacham lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Greg Michalson is co-publisher of Unbridled Books. He spent twenty years with the Missouri Review. He is the author of numerous short stories and articles and has co-edited a number of books.

He is also the author of a book on fish and game cookery, The Wild Chef, and competed in the Dakar Rally, an off-road race through Africa. She is a former James A. The stories of Clarion-Ledger investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell have helped put four Klansmen and a suspected serial killer behind bars. His stories have also exposed injustices and corruption in Mississippi, helping lead to investigations, exonerations, firings and reforms of state agencies.

The son of a cattleman and grandson of a butcher, Matt Moore is the quintessential Southern cook. Matt resides in Nashville with his family and is also a musician, pilot, adventure seeker, entrepreneur, Moonshine cologne creator, avid fisherman and a cast iron and wild game enthusiast. A lifelong Mississippian, Morris is retired from the University Press of Mississippi, where she was executive editor for many years living in Jackson. She is the widow of the writer Willie Morris.

Cody Morrison grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He began his career in book-selling in when Off Square Books, an annex of Square Books, was opened. He has been the adult book buyer at Square Books since Julie, a former librarian, is a fierce advocate for body positivity and is a full time writer living in Texas with her husband, dog, and two cats. You can visit Julie at www. Scott Naugle was born in Davidsville, Pennsylvania. He subsequently earned a Master of Liberal Studies Degree from Millsaps College and a Master of Arts degree from Tulane University where he also served as an adjunct professor for two years.

Scott has served on the Mississippi Book Festival board since its inception. He is also a board member of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. If pushed, Scott will admit to several thousand books in his collection at home as a collector and reader of signed and first editions. Among his favorite authors are William H. Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four books of poetry, most recently, Oceanic Copper Canyon. A collection of her nature essays is forthcoming from Milkweed. It is a sequel to her popular cookbook, Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: She created new recipes as well as reworking classic European desserts into low-fat, low-calories treats.

This work inspired her first cookbook, Sweet Nothings , Chronicle Books. Currently, she is a writer for the San Diego Union Tribune food section developing recipes and working with staff photographers as the food and prop stylist for her stories. She lives in Coronado, CA with her husband and two daughters. He and his ex-wife, the late Amy van Singel, published Living Blues in Chicago before turning it over to the University of Mississippi in In he participated in an international conference in Belgium celebrating the legacy of Charley Patton.

The talks form that conference were published in a book edited by Robert Sacre which has been revised and expanded in a new University Press of Mississippi edition, Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta. His other works include The Voice of the Blues: The Radio Interviews , and Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues. He assisted in the preparation of the Rothschild bibliographical catalog of William Somerset Maugham. She lived in New Orleans for several years and returns to southern Louisiana frequently.

Between Two Skies is her debut novel. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband and children. He is the author of two books, Subduing Satan: A native of Memphis, Tenn. His post-graduate study included constitutional law, judicial process and political theory, particularly the work of Plato and Aristotle. His academic fields of interest include public law, political theory and American government.

Over his career, Dr. Pearigen has served as a secondary school teacher and trustee and in higher education as a professor, dean of students and vice president for university relations. Partnerships and Influence at Millsaps College. As a faculty member at Millsaps, Dr. Pearigen teaches courses in constitutional law, civil rights and liberties, jurisprudence and political theory.

He is an advocate for, and believer in, liberal arts education as intrinsically meaningful for individuals as well as the very best preparation for a good and worthy life of learning, leadership and service. This truly is the perfect job for a kid who could never see over her summer reading stack of library books. After a brief hiatus, Jessica rejoined PRH as a sales manager for the Southeast in and is thrilled to be back working with the best publisher and the best indie bookstores in the country! She is the author of three books, including May We Forever Stand: On Gender and Liberation.

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She lives in Nashville with her family. He lives in New Orleans. The Writer-in-Residence at St. She co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State University. Randall Pinkston is a semi-retired award-winning journalist who covered national and international issues. He also won three national Emmy Awards and two for local news coverage.

He also earned a J. The Body of The Other Woman. Pollack makes extensive readings of archival material, especially letters and unfinished drafts. Accessible and lively, her writing will interest not just specialists but also a wide range of potential readers. Did the Writer Crusade? Porter, a Jackson, Mississippi, native, is an internationally known painter, printmaker and photographer with a signature gallery in Historic Downtown Vicksburg, Mississippi. Her artwork is in private and corporate collections around the globe and has been featured in numerous museum exhibitions for the past 30 years.

Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway. Her work hangs in the Mississippi Senate offices in Washington, D. Pringle specializes in coastal resources sciences, policy and management with a focus in resilience and restoration; water quality improvement, natural resources conservation, and watershed planning. Pringle is passionate about coastal issues and strives to find the balance between economic development and environmental protection.

She has worked closely with non-profit partners, private partners, local municipalities, state governments, and Federal agencies to educate and engage stakeholders. The purpose of the Embrace the Gulf: It is designed to preserve, promote and enhance the Gulf through effective communication, education, partnerships, and community engagement. The Jackson native also wrote Eat Drink Delta: She lives in Decatur, Ga. Smith Fresh Talent title and a Foyles Five pick. Frederick Ramey is one of two owner-publishers of Unbridled Books, an independent press specializing in commercial literature, and a member of the board of Colophon Literary Center.

Marshall Ramsey is a two-time Pulitzer Finalist and Diagnosed with malignant melanoma in , he has been honored by both the Melanoma Research Foundation and the American Cancer Society for paying his survival forward. He actively promotes skin cancer awareness and sun safety through cartoons, speeches, skin screenings and a 5K race. He even ran the Marine Corps Marathon to raise funds for melanoma research. Ramsey, his wife Amy, their three sons and precocious dog Pip live in Mississippi, the best state for politics, storytellers, sweet tea and raising a family.

His personal work explores identity in the contemporary South. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Catfish Dream: Hear a interview with the author on Mississippi Public Broadcasting here. Twice the recipient of the O. Henry Prize, he teaches at Western Carolina University. Reed divides her time between New Orleans and Greenville, Mississippi. Visit him online at www. Nathaniel Rich is the author of three novels: Rich lives in New Orleans. Mark Richard is the author of national bestseller House of Prayer No.

Robertson has covered Mississippi State and college football recruiting for 18 years. He is the Co-Publisher of Genespage. A contributor to the site since , Robertson has helped transform Genespage. Starkville, Mississippi is home to the Robertson family.

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He has both written and illustrated numerous books for children, including Oh, No! He lives in Oak Park, Illinois. In addition to her book, Resisting Equality: Her current project looks at the rise of Radical Right politics in Southern California in the s and s. In addition to her work as a teacher and a scholar, Rolph is Academic Director for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, an inter-institutional non-profit committed to advancing undergraduate education in the field of poverty studies and antipoverty work.

He is also the author of the acclaimed The Triumph of William McKinley and the New York Times bestseller Courage and Consequence and is working on a new book on presidential decision-making. In the American Library Association, Ruffin has served on several prestigious committees: Her favorite series as a child was P.

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen novels: He is the co-editor of Mirrorwork , an anthology of contemporary Indian writing, and of the Best American Short Stories anthology. He holds honorary doctorates and fellowships at six European and six American universities, is an Honorary Professor in the Humanities at M.

The Ground Beneath Her Feet , in which the Orpheus myth winds through a story set in the world of rock music, was turned into a song by U2 with lyrics by Salman Rushdie. Kim Rushing was born in Tylertown, MS in He received a B. Kim has been a professor of art at Delta State University for 26 years where he started the first B. He has enjoyed a unique career as an award-winning journalist, political columnist, television commentator, talk radio host, author, educator, and university administrator.

He is a member of the Miss. His syndicated political columns have been published in Mississippi and a number of national newspapers since He has co-authored or contributed to several other non-fiction books, including three with UPM. Salter and his wife, Leilani, are the parents of four grown children and have six grandchildren. How Race Changed Memphis Politics.

A Mississippi native, Sanford is a graduate of Ole Miss, and has more than 40 years of professional journalism experience, starting in at The Clarion-Ledger as an entertainment and feature writer. He then joined The Commercial Appeal as a staff reporter in , and moved to The Pittsburgh Press in as an assistant city editor. In , he was named deputy city editor of the Detroit Free Press, and returned to The Commercial Appeal in as deputy managing editor. In his current role at the University of Memphis, Sanford is a full-time faculty member and conducts various lectures and workshops both on and off campus on journalism, politics, the First Amendment and public policy.

Known for his longtime advocacy of freedom of the press and public service, Sanford is a nationally-recognized leader in newsroom management, diversity and journalism ethics. He is married to Rev. Elaine Sanford, founder and executive director of Her Faith Ministries in Memphis, and they have four children. Sansing is emeritus professor of history at the University of Mississippi. A State in Conflict with Itself. A school librarian for many years, Augusta Scattergood is now a full-time writer.

Having worked in libraries in Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, and Georgia—and read thousands of books along the way—she thinks writing and being a librarian are the two best professions in the world. Her second middle-grade novel, The Way to Stay in Destiny, is set in Florida and narrated by a piano-playing, baseball-tossing boy. The story of a friendship between Azalea, a young girl who comes from Texas to help her grandmother, and a boy named Billy Wong, recently moved to Arkansas to attend the public school there, this novel was based on the stories of Chinese American immigrants living in the South during the pre-Civil Rights era.

Augusta now lives and writes in St. Petersburg, Florida, with her husband and occasional grand-dog visitor. For additional information, visit her website, augustascattergood. I was called to be godly mother. A while back I saw a post on Pinterest about how and why the villains in some stories were inaccurate. I am reading along about the INTJ and wait a minute.

I am the vil. Tell us about yourself. I grew up poor. Sometimes the only entertainment we had was me reading books to the rest of my family. I have been an avid reader since and have dabbled with writing, but I did not become serious with it until three years ago. How many books have you written? What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it? Securing Aisling is the first book in The Kingdoms of Kearnley. Places to Promote Your Free eBook.

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This is especially important for that debut book because it helps get your name out there and builds interest in your future books as well. I have compiled a list of places to promote your book. It will probably take days for you to go though each one that first time, but hopefully it will be worth it in the end. You will also be bombarded with emails from these sites. Softcover of Securing Aisling now available! My book has been available in digital form since December 1, , but the fact that I am now an author never felt as real to me as it did the moment I held that first hard copy in my hands.

A special thanks to my sister, Tammy Jackson, who did the cover. I could not have done this without you. I know I got on your nerves more than once. I could tell there were times that you wanted to give up, but you didn't. Hopefully we will put it behind us and looking b. Spreading The Christmas Joy. I was recently asked to submit a post for Emilie Hendryx for her blog titled Spreading the Christmas Joy. It was meant to be an inspirational tale based on one of my memories of Christmas. I wrote two and after gaining the opinion of a few close to me, this is the one I chose.

I am adding the rejected post to the end so that you may choose for yourself which one you like the best. Which Prince Would You Choose? Today we will take a look at each of them. Let me know which one you would pick! Here is what we know about Dunbar: If Brianna marries him, their kingdoms would merge as one after his parents are gone. Off to a Wonderful Start!

This has been an exciting weekend for me! So far the feedback has been great! I hope you will read it when it comes out in December. I will post more abo. We have a cover for Securing Aisling! It has been a long, hard process for me and my designer, but the cover is finallly done. I should tell you that my designer is also my sister, Tammy Jackson. She had started her photography business just before I started writing Securing Aisling.

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Just like with my writing, it has been a learning process for her. She really got put through the wringer with this project! I keep telling her that it will be easier next time. You can find out more about her on her Facebook page- htt. Cover Reveal Party - You're Invited! The cover reveal for Securing Aisling is scheduled for Friday, November 13, ! I will be posting to my facebook page at 9: You can find my page at www. What is the Kingdom of Aisling like? There is Dermot in the mountains of the North.

The arid Gilvary lies in the middle of Kearnley. And Aisling pronounced Ashling covers the Southern coast. Finally, I have internet! I know—it seems unbelievable to live in America today without access to the net. I had to give it up when my husband went on disability a few years ago. Going without it has not been a totally bad thing. It allowed me to focus on my writing. The only thing left is the cover, and we are working on it now.

Be sure to check out the pictures from the photo shoot on my facebook page- www. Here are the first five pages of my book, Securing the Kingdom of Aisling. Are you aware that my birthday is almost six months away and the Session meeting we are supposed to be discussing today is just next week? We can plan a wedding after we get back from Gilvary. God is in Control. My husband has Non-Alcoholic Cirrhosis. His has never even drank a beer before. He has never tried drugs. He wouldn't take a tylonol unless he was desperate.

If fact, up until about five years ago, he had never been sick- not even a cold. It started out when he lost over pounds in less than three months. He was diagnosed with diabetes. The funny thing is, he had no problem giving up the sweets, and he immediately switched to diet Pepsi without complaint.

He still won't eat vegetables through! I picked a frog to represent my first blog entry because that's what I am. I know, it sounds cliche', but I really am stepping out on faith here. Other that a few tax courses, my schooling does not go past high school. I have started writing projects in the past but never finished any of them.

What makes me think that I can write a book and then get it published? First her elderly neighbor dies suspiciously. Then a local teen disappears and the girl's mother - newly released convict - is murdered. Joanna discovers more secrets as preparations for the big event continue. Jance Number nine in the Joanna Brady series. On a late-night hike in the Arizona wilderness, two young Girl Scouts stumble across something they should not have seen--the body of a murdered Phoenix heiress. Now Joanna must deal with the traumatic damage to her daughter, as well as setting out on the trail of the dead woman's husband, who cleaned out their accounts before he vanished.

Jance Cochise County sheriff Joanna Brady, an exhausted new mother, juggles the investigations of four mysterious deaths. An elderly couple purposefully drives over a cliff, an ill man dies in a mobile home fire, and the remains of a developmentally delayed young woman are found after a flood. Jance Former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds, from Edge of Evil BRW is in the midst of renovating her Sedona house for a television show when her contractor, Bryan Forester, is accused of murdering his wife.

Ali's rush to prove Bryan's innocence puts her in the path of a serial killer. Some violence and some strong language. A body is found lying naked and dead in a dumpster. The victim, a high school coach, was lynched, leaving behind a very pregnant wife with a very dangerous secret. And a sixth sense developed over twenty years on the job tells Homicide detective J. Beaumont that this investigation is going to the lethal extremes of the wrong kind of love and the worst kind of justice. Beaumont of Seattle and Joanna Brady of the Arizona sheriff's department combine forces to find the murderer of an artist who had been in a witness protection program.

Jance When a dentist is killed, Detective J. Beaumont discovers that he has plenty of suspects, all of them with a motive to get rid of the victim. Jance Number one in the Joanna Brady series. Joanna Brady tries to prove that her husband Andy, a candidate for sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona, did not commit suicide. Jance When a childhood friend recently diagnosed with ALS apparently commits suicide, former TV journalist Alison Reynolds launches an online blog as therapy.

When threatening posts begin appearing, Ali realizes she might be in danger. Jance The bloody corpses stashed in the broom closet of the Seattle School District were lovingly entwined. Beaumont of the Seattle Police Dept. Jance Given a classified assignment involving the true fate of a deceased ex-con, Seattle investigator J. Beaumont discovers that the victim had recently attempted to turn his life around and had been murdered for the effort. Jance Number two in the Joanna Brady series.

A body, barely cold, is lying in an abandoned mine shaft. Next to it are the decayed remains of a man everyone in Ccochise County has long forgotten--a murder victim who died long before Joanna Brady was born. The incoming sheriff Joanna faces an intensely hostile male-dominated police department. A border patrol officer finds the mutilated body of Brad Evans, an ex-con convicted of killing his wife, whose remains were never found. Also, an animal control officer is brutally beaten while on stakeout.

Jance In the seventeenth J. Beaumont mystery, Beau, currently a homicide investigator for the Washington State Attorney volume 1 , volume 2 , volume 3 , volume 4 , volume 5 Day of the Dead by J. Jance For more than thirty years, the brutal murder of a local Papago girl has gone unsolved. Brandon Walker, former sheriff of Pima County, Arizona, feels retirement has drained his life of purpose. Then he is invited to join "The Last Chance," an exclusive fraternity of former cops who investigate unsolved murders. Ali, her son Chris, and her high school friend Dave Holman, now a homicide detective, investigate.

Jance Number four in the Joanna Brady series. Arizona sheriff Joanna Brady investigates the murder of a convicted drunk driver and is caught in a maelstrom of danger and deception. Jance Former anchorwoman Ali Reynolds is the new media-relations officer for the sheriff in Sedona, Arizona. Her first case involves an amnesiac woman badly burned in an arson fire. Ali attempts to unravel the mystery with the help of a nun who advocates for unidentified hospital patients. How Can One Sell the Air? Contains Chief Seattle's well-known speech.

Disappearing paintings and oddly-behaving bike messengers are clues to a mystery. Strange neighborhood break-ins, in which existing items are moved around and items are added rather than taken away, provide an intriguing new mystery for Hannah to solve. A Sasquatch Award nominee. Also has some historical data. Wanda Schultz, a young woman with a broken heart, has come west to find her wayward boyfriend.

As the two women begin a tentative friendship, dark secrets emerge and barriers start to crumble. As a result of a family curse, Penelope has the snout of a pig. The curse can be broken if someone of rank loves her, so her parents line up suitors hoping someone will fall in love before they see her face. The Famous Authors Cookbook by King County Library System Ninety authors each contribute a favorite recipe, which range from comfort food to elegant desserts.

The authors explain their reasons for choosing their recipes. Includes brief biographical notes about the authors. King After the deaths of her husband and daughter, Rae Newborn, a celebrated artist, moves to the remote and uninhabited island of Folly where she begins the work of rebuilding a house and rebuilding her life.

She finds herself struggling with sadness, lonliness, panic and paranoia that she is being watched. This book describes the beauty and complexity of its rich, vibrant ecosystem. Discusses how the eye works, common eye problems, age-related eye problems, visual aids, diabetes, and neurologic conditions affecting vision. Explains eye surgeries, enucleation, and visual aids. Gogol's name is a constant burden to him, so he legally changes it to Nikhil. Yet as a first-generation American stumbling along the path to maturity, he remains defined by the name Gogol.

Police chief David Brame, distraught over his impending divorce, shot his wife to death in a busy public parking lot. Then, with the couple's two children only feet away, he turned the gun on himself. Soren the owl is born into the tranquil forest kingdom of Tyto. Soren is captured and taken to a dark and forbidding canyon, from which the only way out is up. To escape, he and his friends must do something they have never done before -- fly.

Soren and his friends seek out the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, a mythic place where each night an order of owls rises to perform noble deeds. They will be sorely tested and face challenges they never imagined. If they succeed and learn from their leaders and from one another, they will soon become true Ga'Hoolian owls -- honest and brave, wise and true.

Ever since Soren was kidnapped and taken to the school for orphaned owls, he has longed to see his sister, Eglantine, again. Now she's back in his life, but she's been through a terrible ordeal. And Ezylryb, Soren's mentor, has disappeared. There must be a connection between these mysterious events. Soren must embark upon a perilous quest.

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Meanwhile, Soren is ordered to lead a mission to St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls - the place from which he had escaped and hoped never to see again. He and his crew must slip in as spies and, once their work is done, excape again! Soren's sister, Eglantine, after falling under the spell of a strange nightly dream, suddenly disappears.

The dreams become a deadly waking nightmare that endangers the Great Tree of Ga'Hoole. Soren must lead the Chaw of Chaws to rescue his sister. Thus begins the next battle between the owls of Ga'Hoole and the evil Pure Ones. Le Guin A collection of poems from the award-winning Northwest writer. Many of the short poems are in rhymed tetrameter or trimeter. Le Guin Modern Science Fiction. The Victoria Colony was a savage, lawless prison world dominated by criminals.

A woman called Luz leaves her father to lead the People Of Peace in a perilous quest to discover a new world of hope, a place they would call Heron. Practical Advise for the Grammatically Challenged by Richard Lederer Mixing humor with rigor, the authors have created an offbeat, enlightening guide to proper English usage. Leighton The Northwest was a frontier in the s and s.

Leighton left New York for San Francisco in and continued her travels throughout California and the Pacific Northwest for the next 14 years. She explored many places and witnessed many sights that no white woman had yet experienced. Love A scullery maid called Mouse does kitchen chores in Lord Dunston's castle in medieval England until she gains the courage to follow her dreams and change her fortune. Watching a puppet play inspires her to become an apprentice to the puppeteer, who turns out to possess deadly secrets. Stories are linked by the travels of a wooden toy horse who is passed from child to child.

While struggling with becoming a local sensation who some people think is a prophet, he continues to clumsily court his former babysitter, nurse his elderly psychic friend, and search for the words that will keep his parents together. Everyday Life in America by Stephen J. A Memoir by Gregory Martin This quirky, heart-wrenching memoir looks at family secrets, truth and reconciliation, acceptance and forgiveness. As Martin struggles to come to terms with revelations of his father's homosexuality following an attempted suicide, he relates humorous stories about parenting two young sons mixed with memories of his own happy childhood with the father he thought he knew.

Some strong language and descriptions of sex. Problems at school and her cat's death lead Mia to discoveries about herself and synesthesia. Pretty, spoiled and childish Princess Rosalynn gives no thought to anyone else until invaders from the enormous kingdom across the Bridge conquer the royal castle. She sets out on foot to find her father; she finds the bridge and crosses it, and meets a wise woman with whom she faces enemy soldiers, wicked outlaws, and the wilds of the river.

The main character is Princess Rosewyn, the brave, reckless daughter of the protagonist of the first title, "The Bridge. Seven-year-old Krea is a slave in a traveling circus. An old woman is following the troupe and has her eye on Krea. Krea learns of love, comfort, companionship, and excitement spiced with danger. But with their father working far away in Afghanistan, a neighbor's unexpected illness, and best friend problems, Sprig realizes she may need Dakota after all. First sold by her impoverished father, she changed hands until she ended up in a Central Idaho mining camp during the years of anti-Chinese racism.

She eventually married Charlie Bemis and became a respected and beloved member of the community. But she inspires her third-grade classmates to undertake an award-winning, environment-saving project. But her third-grade teacher Mr. Todd makes the day fun. And Judy loves the first class assignment--to create a "me" collage about what is important to her.

She discovers that doing something for others -- without trying to be famous -- is the best way to feel good about herself. Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller A young evangelical Christian's autobiographical essays examine the relevance of faith in our post-modern culture. Includes many legends and stories about him told by Indians and early pioneers. Morgan provides us with "a narrative of early Tacoma and the southern Sound. But they are not alone: Unable to find her, he decides to build a white bear out of snow to keep him company while he waits. All his forest friends arrive to help, but as darkness falls, their mothers call them home.

After a night alone, the little bear wakes to find his mother reassuringly beside him. Molly and Amanda Moore and their friends Shawn and Peichi decide to turn their cooking hobby into a business during their summer vacation. But they run into many obstacles, like parents, money, and Natasha, who wants to wreck their plans. Molly and Amanda and their best friends are making money with their summer cooking business.

But things get complicated. A forbidden trip to Chinatown, a mysterious antique necklace, too many orders, and not enough cooks spell trouble! Twins Molly and Amanda Moore are tired of eating take-out every night, so they decide to learn to cook. But they then have to deal with nasty Natasha and a tragedy in a local family. A small mill town votes to quarantine itself against the virulent influenza epidemic.

Philip Worthy, the year-old adopted son of the town founder, is one of the citizens posted to enforce the quarantine. When a cold, hungry, and possibly sick soldier begs him for entry into the town, Philip makes a life-changing decision. Murphy Skeptical Seattle cop Joanne Walker comes to the aid of a woman claiming to be hunted by Cernunnos, an ancient Celtic god.

After a confrontation with Cernunnos, Joanne has three days to harness her newly awakened shamanic powers and save the world. Murphy When Seattle beat cop Joanne Walker, a reluctant shaman who saved humankind three months ago, stumbles upon a plot to unleash armageddon, she must learn to control her powers when she accidentally unleashes Lower World demons while trying to save humanity.

Mohun Biswas, a tenderhearted fellow with a thirst for books, struggles for independence from his wife's domineering family. The family recently immigrated to Seattle, and father hopes that the children's performance at a recital will bring him more students. Yingtao makes friends with Matthew, who plays the violin well, but whose father would rather he play baseball, at which Yingtao now excels.

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It's Ron who's always participated in Scottish folk dancing because he looks the part, but Fiona, with her more Chinese features, is the one who really loves the dances. Global Reading Challenge Title. Catherine is an independent spirit, fiercely loyal to both her faith and her family. And both will be tested when a Knight Templar is discovered brutally murdered in their home when Catherine and her family return to France after a long absence. Nims, Lori McKean, and Lara Ferroni The recipes in this book range from easy to advanced and feature local ingredients. The recipes are for breakfast, appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main dishes, and desserts.

The book has useful sidebars about ingredients and cooking techniques. Includes an index of ingredients and recipes as well as a list of restaurants and inns that contributed recipes. His subjects include the journey of a fossil trilobite, the disappearance of Northwest condors, a trove of mammoth bones, the whispers of a fading language, and the family of a legendary fur trade scout. Seventh-grader Arthur Penhaligon is not supposed to be a hero. He is, in fact, supposed to die an early death. But then his life is saved by a key shaped like the minute hand of a clock.

Arthur must venture into other realms to save humankind from a mysterious sleepy plague. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans, they are about to be classified as enemy aliens and uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert.