South Arkansas Recipes

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The big Launch day arrived, and I am happy to report that In Those First Bright Days of Elvis is pleasing my readers, according to Amazon reviews and the emails and calls I am receiving. I couldn’t be more thrilled. … Continued

Kirkus Reviews (OLD)

I was pleased to get a glowing review from Kirkus Reviews for my first book, IN THOSE FIRST BRIGHT DAYS OF ELVIS.

Once again, I was pleased to get another great review for my second book, IN THOSE DAZZLING DAYS OF ELVIS.

Please check out the full book reviews at their website: Kirkus Reviews


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  Tomorrow is the day, my friends—the day I and many of you, according to the anticipation and excitement you’ve expressed in emails and Facebook comments to me, have awaited for what seems like forever—LAUNCH DAY for IN THOSE FIRST … Continued

Party Time

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It’s coming, friends, party time! Blue Marble Bookstore in Fort Thomas, KY has graciously offered to host two events for the launch of my debut book, IN THOSE FIRST BRIGHT DAYS OF ELVIS. You are all invited, although I realize … Continued

Happy Valentine’s Day

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My first crush was on the cutest boy in the fifth grade class, and guess what! He gave me a valentine! But…he also gave one to everyone else in the class. That notwithstanding, I saved it for years, even though … Continued

A Christmas Story

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When I grew up, we lived in a southern bungalow that had no central heat. Maybe you recognize the gas stove in the picture. It sat a bit recessed inside the mantle and there was no chimney. I vaguely wondered … Continued


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 Greetings to you who are so kindly and enthusiastically supporting my debut novel by signing up for notifications on its progress. The entire series is progressing! I have completed the first draft of Book II, not titled yet, and am … Continued

Launch Date Set!

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Here’s the latest on my debut novel! Those of you who commented on the title, IN THOSE FIRST BRIGHT DAYS OF ELVIS, helped to convince the publisher not to change it. You have my heartfelt thanks, for I strongly believe … Continued

About the Book

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I started preparing for a writing career in 6th grade when I received a diary for Christmas. It took a long time for me to dedicate myself to writing full time, but in 2006 I “retired” from acting and directing … Continued


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After spending many years in professional theatre and film as an actress and director, Josephine Rascoe Keenan expanded her writing efforts from diaries and journals, which she’d kept from age eleven, to novels and short stories for young people.