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Winter is here. Our fireplaces are roasting, hot cider is brewing, and you might already have a blanket on your lap.
With a couple of early rounds of snow in November in northwest Arkansas, we are already in the mood to hide away in a quiet, cozy cabin snuggled up with a book, and a few Arkansas authors might just have the perfect cozy winter read. So, forget your to-do list; it’s time to get lost in a new adventure.
Photo used with permission from Arkansas author Talya Tate Boerner
Fiction books by Arkansas authors
Bernice Runs Away | Talya Tate Boerner – a spunky and rebellious 80-year-old woman leaves home in the rearview mirror to chase her adventure
Poison Parcheesi and Wine | Jane Elzey – another wasband is named, and four best friends find themselves deeply entangled in solving the mystery
Baby Super Shoes | Princess Johnson – an adventurous little brother teaches us much about finding our awesome
Freedom Rising | SL West – as her 18th birthday approaches, Samantha has to face her next step in The Life Program. But a forgotten journal reveals a family secret.
Photo used with permission from Be the Bird authors.
Children’s books by Arkansas authors
Be the Bird | Tina Louise – with wildly beautiful illustrations, the bird shares a story of being created unique and special as individuals. Don’t miss the coloring pages that coincide with the stories.
The Oinkest Oink | Lanea Brumfield – farm friends try to help their friend rebuild his confidence
Keisha (Pittman) McKinney lives in South Arkansas with her husband and sweet Boxer, Bailey and one-year-old son! Keisha is passionate about connecting people and building community, seeking solutions to the everyday big and small things, and encouraging others through the mundane, hard, and typical that life often brings. She put her communications background to work as a former Non-profit Executive Director, college recruiter and fundraiser, and Digital Media Director at a large church in Northwest Arkansas. Now she is using all of those experiences through McKinney Media Solutions and her blog @bigpittstop which includes daily adventures, cooking escapades, #bigsisterchats, the social justice cases on her heart, and all that she is learning as a #boymom!