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Visit These Arkansas Authors During Conference!

Dr. Nancy Hendricks of Hot Springs is an award-winning author whose book Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy offers a fresh look at Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, the first woman elected to the United States Senate. It was named by Cosmopolitan magazine as one of the “Twenty Political Books All Women Should Read.” Her recent book, Notable Arkansas Women: 100 Names to Know was named an “Arkansas Gem” by the Arkansas State Library to be represented at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. Hendricks is the recipient of a Pryor Award for Arkansas Women’s History, Arkansas Governor’s Arts Award, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution ‘Women in American History’ Award, and the White House Millennium Award.


Author Cecelia Wilson  is the author of the nonfiction WWII book Back to Bremen.  For more than a decade, the Batesville, Arkansas native has been the Feature Writer for Searcy Living magazine where she penned articles introducing readers to governors, senators, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and individuals from all walks of life.  Currently residing in central Arkansas, Cecelia is a graduate of Batesville High and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

      • Edith Harris:  Joining Author Cecelia Wilson will be Arkansas resident Edith Röpke Harris.  Edith’s childhood in Nazi Germany is the basis for the book Back to Bremen, and Cecelia tells the story through Edith’s voice as a child.  Back to Bremen was published on Edith’s 81st birthday.


Author Evin Demirel is a journalist who graduated from Little Rock Central High and lives in Rogers. He loves walking trails and practicing basketball with his six-year-old daughter, Eden. His book, African-American Athletes in Arkansas, has been or will be used in curricula at Pinnacle View Middle School and Mills University Studies High School. Professional educators have produced ELA lessons off it which adhere to Common Core State Standards. Please click here for more information.


Barbara Winningham. I thought about writing children's books in my twenties. I graduated from Beauty School in 1985, owned my own salon. My dream was to always go to New York and walk on fifth Avenue. I opened my own salon and named it My Fifth Avenue.  In December 2009 I moved to Arkansas and began a career in Senior Apartment management. When I reached my fifties I started having so many characters and life stories in my thoughts that I just began to write them down on paper. Thus creating my seven children stories My Kitty Dog, The Turtle Pit, Chatters Nut House,Shadow Chaser,The Mud Racing Contest At A Town Called Toad Suck, The Little Little Tiny Tiny Small Small House and Whispers At Potato Creek.  I have been married to my husband Jack for 25 years. We have 6 children and many grandchildren. I grew up in the country so many of my stories are from my farm experiences. I was a foster mom for eleven years . I was born in Omaha, Nebraska.


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