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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…

Jessica

Extraordinary

It’s funny how we humans are able to get used to extraordinary things.  When I lived in Knoxville, Tennessee, I attended a regular playgroup…

PatriciaBrown

The Four Prayers of Patricia Brown

It was a morning of bad beginnings for Patricia Brown-Crowe. After waking, she says, she realized the HVAC unit at her Fort Smith, Arkansas…

Stoney

Buckle Up

My control freakishness has been a relatively good asset to my career. I’ve always been a go-getter that got things done. I’m good at…

Dawson

Mr. Fort Smith

It’s a quarter to noon on a sunny Wednesday in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Rham (pronounced RAM) Cunningham is walking toward one of the…

TomCochran

Bopeep Shines

For two summers, while Thomas Cochran was on his yearly break from teaching English and creative writing at Fayetteville High, he worked on a…

JessicaSowards

Blended

Summer days start early. Roosters begin to crow at five in the morning, and the toddlers begin their cry of “Breakfast!” soon after. Then…

SavoyTea

Two for Tea – Savoy Tea Co.

“There are like 40,000 to 50,000 coffee shops in the U.S., but only about 3,000 tea shops.” -Bill Beyer There is a certain kind…

Fork&Crust

Pie Girls – Fork & Crust Pie Company

Lori Rae sits inside Fork & Crust Pie Company in Rogers, Arkansas, where the pies smell heavenly. Lori’s curly blonde hair tumbles free from…