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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Don't Miss This!

Meet Sharon Fieker Cummins
July 7
9:00 A.M.
Author / Speaker / Co-Founder of Adoption Triad of the Ozarks

Author and co-founder of Adoption Triad of the Ozark, Sharon Fieker Cummins will participate in the Adoption Panel for Adult Development at Forest Institute in Springfield, Missouri.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Weta Nichols Fiction Writing Contest

Ozarks Romance Authors

The Ozarks Romance Authors’ organization is growing, with 52 members at this point. At least half of the authors have been published. The group meets the first Saturday of each month at The Library Station in Springfield, Missouri. Upcoming guest speakers and their topics are listed at the following site: https://www.facebook.com/OzarksRomanceAuthors/events

The annual Weta Nichols Fiction Writing Contest sponsored by the Ozark Romance Authors is open to entries now, with a deadline of 11:59 p.m. on July 15. Categories for the contest entries are historical, contemporary, paranormal/sci-fi, and young adult. Entries are open genre and not required to contain romantic tones. Details about the contest can be found at the following website: http://ozarks-romance-authors.com/annual-contest/.

Ozark Romance Authors’ annual conference is scheduled for September 21 at University Plaza in Springfield. Details are still unfolding. Information is available in two places:

WW II Veteran

From The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs

Author: Billie R. Armstrong arrived on this planet October 9, 1925, in the city of San Diego, California. Like many children of that era, he was part of the Great Depression years. At the age of sixteen, he quit school and got a job to help his mother support his younger bother and sister. In 1942, when he reached the age of seventeen, he joined the U.S. Navy. 

Billie Armstrong now lives in Nixa, Missouri. He is one of the local WW II veterans to visit Washington, D.C. this year as part of the Ozarks Honor Flight program.

Title: From The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs
Genre: Non-fiction/True Life
Books DescriptionFrom The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs is a true story. Bill Armstrong's story covers his family’s hardships during the Great Depression, his struggle to survive the shade less-treeless island in the South Pacific ravaged by WWII to the bright lights of the performing stages of Las Vegas. The book is available at Amazon.com.

Monday, June 3, 2013

#1 in Finland

                                                                                              Pop ‘n Country
Pop ‘n Country is currently the No.1 downloaded CD in Finland and has stayed in the top spot for more than a month. Produced in Nashville, Tennessee, by George McClure and released by JIP Recordings, the CD features “Until the End of Time,” a song written by Bob Senninger. The CD is a collection of original pop-flavored songs that will stick in your mind. Pop ‘n Country is available on iTunes, jiprecords.com, and cdbaby.com. The CD can also be found at KeenBean Coffee Roasters in Mt. Vernon, Missouri.