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Stoney

Waitin’ on Women

The last time I was on time for something would’ve been in August of 2011. You may wonder how I remember that month so…

Indie

Sisters of Style

Sisters Constance and Naomi Lee have always been close. When Constance, the older sister by three years, got a job as a waitress at…

PrestonRose

A Rose by Any Other Name

On a day when the sun is ruling the earth, I make my way from Fort Smith to Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Company in…

VBBooks

The Best Chapter Yet

Debbie Foliart sits at a table inside Chapters on Main in Van Buren, Arkansas, and looks out the window that faces the Old Frisco…

Stoney

A House is Not a Home

  Several years ago, April bought me a small sign for my office that said, “Never be so busy making a living, that you…

Beckham

The Battle for Beckham

Natalie has found solace in her family’s struggle, something incredible to consider. “This isn’t the life I had planned for myself or for my…

Jessica

Where I’m From

A million years ago, or maybe only thirteen, I sat in a senior high school class with a teacher who taught creative writing. She…

CaraBrookins

How a House Built a Family

This may be the first time you’ve heard of Cara Brookins, but you can be certain it won’t be the last. With eight novels…