Arkansas Literary Festival: Cocktails, Glossolalia, and Orphaned Pumas

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Cocktail Party – Author! Author! Friday night, I went to the Author! Author! party with Carla McClafferty, my author friend. We chatted with local radio celebrity, Ann Nicholson, host of KUAR’s Art Scene show. Of course, they had good food. Arkansas author Erica Taylor was accompanied to the party by her husband, Middleweight boxer Jermain […]

Heights and Depths: A Writing Life

Winner of the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Published Books award for children's picture book category. Received a Starred Review in Publisher's Weekly.

In the space of a week, I’ve gone from the heights to the depths. First, the good news. Last week, I was thrilled to learn that my book, Wisdom, the Midway Albatross was given a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly. This book has defied all the odds–just as Wisdom has done. “. . .Pattison writes […]

Searching for Oliver K. Woodman

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Interviews with Darcy Pattison and Joe Cepeda Invite Oliver to your school! Call Costume Specialists at 1-800-596-9357. Accelerated Reader Test: Reading Level 3.8 , 0.5 points . . .this whimsical cross-country jaunt. Young readers will eagerly await more exciting travels from the wooden duo. . .Publishers Weekly “. . .understatement and ambiguity are everything. . […]

Earth Day + Oldest Bird in World = Free Kindle Book for 48 Hours

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Just in time for Earth Day on April 22 comes a book chronicling the oldest known wild (sea)bird in the world. She’s not just OLD: at 61+ years old, this Laysan Albatross named Wisdom is a new mother. Darcy is one of the Authors 4 Earth Day participants. FREE Kindle Download. For 48 hours before […]

Arkansas Authors on TV and Radio

Novel Metamorphosis: Uncommon Ways to Revise

Carla McClafferty on C-Span 2/Book TV “The Many Faces of George Washington” Author Carla McClafferty talks at a Comcast/C-SPAN welcoming event in Little Rock about her book – which follows the process Mt. Vernon used to create life models of George Washington as a young man, commander of American forces in the revolution, and as […]