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September Kudos. Congratulations!

John Crawford has been very busy. He won third place in Dancing Poetry Contest (a national contest for the last 20 years), had two poems published in Mississippi Poetry Society 2023 anthology, published poetry in GRIST, yearly anthology of Missouri State Poetry Society, 2023, and won Honorable Mentions at the National Federation of State Poetry Societies convention and in the essay contest of personal experience at the Arkansas Writers Conference.

Veda Boyd Jones sold a mystery short story to Woman's World that will be in checkout lines September 15.

Billie Holladay Skelley recently sold an article to Prairie Times, and she had a short story for children published online in MASTICADORESUSA. She also had an article, "Keep Close to the Willows," published in the September issue of the Missouri Humanities ENEWS.

Margarite Stever's steamy paranormal romantic suspense novel, Sally's Secret Legacy is coming soon! The ebook is available for preorder at $1.99 at https://amzn.to/47UDP5m until September 20, 2023 when the price will increase to $2.99 as the the book officially releases in ebook and paperback formats. The ebook will be available exclusively from Amazon. The paperback will be available from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and Always Buying Books just outside of Joplin, Missouri. The paperback will retail for $11.99. Of course, Margarite will bring some copies with her to the fall OWL conference. If you don't want to wait that long, Sally's Secret Legacy is currently available on Kindle Vella in episodic form.