A Different Kind of Bookstore

Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Writers Conference at Ye Olde English Inn
Historic Holister, MO
August 18-19-20, 2011

Janet Dailey published 57 books with Harlequin. Dailey introduced the “Western romance,” which focused on the female. She is the author of the popular Calder Series!

Dusty Richards the only writer who has won two Spur Awards in the same year (for short story and novel) and was named (“Best Living American Western writer”) in True West Magazine.

Radine Trees Nehring is the creator of the popular mystery series “Something to Die For” and the winner of the 2010 Silver Falchion award at “Killer Nashville.”

Fred Pfister editor of The Ozarks Mountaineer, and author of The Insider’s Guide to Branson and the Ozark Mountains and The Littlest Baby: A Handbook for Parents of Premature Children.

Deborah LeBlanc is an American horror author and is currently serving as the president of the Horror Writers Association.

Patricia Smith was a 2008 National Book Award finalist. Her poem “The Way Pilots Walk” received a Pushcart Prize, and is featured in Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses.

Call Ozark Adventures, 417-239-0203, to register.
See program details in June on website www.ozarkadventures.org.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Win! Win! Win!

Win A Kindle or Nook eReader

Buy a book at KeenBean Coffee Roasters in Mt. Vernon and you are automatically registered to win your choice of a Kindle or Nook eReader. Drawing will be July 31.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book Signing Event

You Are Invited to Meet
Laurence Stoll
Author of
“The Happy Accident”
Saturday, June 11 from 12:30-4:30 pm
For All Bible &  Music Center
101 North Range Line Road
North Park Mall
Joplin, Missouri
For more information, please email author Laurence Stoll at llstoll@sofnet.com.

Pet Lovers Alert

Coffee with the Author
KeanBean Coffee Roasters
Mt. Vernon, Missouri  
Saturday, June 18
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Join Nancy Clopton Myers, author of Never Kiss A Turtle: The Joys and Sorrows of Pet Ownership, for coffee Saturday morning. She will be happy to answer your writing and publishing questions and be available for book signings.

The Joys and Sorrows of Pet Ownership
Mt. Vernon Library
Mt. Vernon, Missouri
Saturday, June 18
10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Meet authors Nancy Clopton Myers author of Never Kiss A Turtle: The Joys and Sorrows of Pet Ownership. Pets have always been an integral part of Nancy’s life. Her book is a humorous view of pet ownership featuring a succession of miniature dachshunds, one unruly beagle, one hunting dog who never learned to hunt, several mixed breed shelter dogs, three rabbits, three rescue cats, and one “preppie gerbil.” It’s a 50 year history of one family’s experience with pets, and anyone who has owned and loved an animal will find at least one incident to relate to! Be prepared to laugh and cry!

Up Coming Events

Mocha Jo’s
Monett, Missouri
Local Author Month
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, June 17
Nancy Clopton Myers-Nature/Pet
Author-Never Kiss A Turtle: The Joys and Sorrows of Pet Ownership

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm-Friday, June 17
Bob Senninger-Recording Artist/Songwriter
CD-Love Notes (writes own lyrics and music)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, June 24
CC Brown - Paranormal (Vampire) Thriller
Author of Dark Side (Awarded Best of Show at the Northern Oklahoma Literary Arts Festival)

Don Schmedeke-Autobiography
Author of Three Feet to Now: My American Journey

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, July 1
Betty Croker Henderson-Life Humor/Literary Fiction
Author of Child Support (awarded Romance Novel of the Year by the Missouri Writers Guild), From Trash to Treasure: the Evolution of an Ozarks Junkyard

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, July 8
Rick Elliott-Action/Thriller
Author of The Reluctant Martyr

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, July 15
Don Schmedeke-Autobiography
Author of Three Feet to Now: My American Journey

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, July 22
Kathleen Stamate - Reference/Historical
Author of NEED A NAME? Over 2600 Intriguing American Headstone Names From 1800 – 1930 (Great for baby showers)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm-Friday, July 29
R.E. Eves- Fantasy/ Science Fiction
Author of Nickel Moon

Judy F. Wilson-Fiction/Children
Author-The Adventures of Tripper: The Long Eared Rabbit

New Arrival

Rain, Rain, Go Away
Stormi Bradley

Nine year old Shannon Keys has been neglected and left to raise herself most of her life because of her mother’s drug addiction. Shannon just wants to be loved and so she pushes herself on Felicia Brown her neighbor who lives alone in the same apartment building as Shannon.

Felicia has experienced some traumatic things in her life and wishes to not be bothered by anyone. Felicia disconnected herself from what used to be a close family after her mother dies, accusing her brother and sisters of not helping her care for their dying mother.

When nine year old Shannon insist on Felicia seeing about her and allowing Felicia to know what she really is going through, Felicia feels she has no other choice but to try and help Shannon.

But in order for Felicia to really get involved with Shannon and help her there’s some things she needs to address in her own life. Felicia is in need of making a mends with her own family, and getting to know her own daughter Candace, in which she gave up at birth because she was autistic.

To purchase Rain, Rain, Go Away contact the author at stormi.reagan@cox.net .

Meet Stormi Bradley
My name is Ethel Reagan Bradley but everyone refers to me as “Stormi.” I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where I currently reside. I have written all of my life. Being a published author has always been a dream of mine. I was told early in life that I had a gift of expressing my self through my words, and that I should use what God has given me. After my mother passed away, I made a promise to her and to myself that I was going to go after my dream. I love writing, and I write from my heart and soul. My motto is, If I can feel it, then I can write it.