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The Adventures of Tooten and Ter: A Nose for Trouble

by Chris McCloskey Terrance O’Connell is still teaching Tooten, a small service dog, new tricks. When fate closed the door on Tooten getting into Service Dog Academy, it opened another door to Tooten becoming a Canine Ambassador in the Helping Paws Progam. It also allowed Tooten and Ter to continue helping people find missing items. […]

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The Adventures of Tooten and Ter: A Nose for St. Patrick’s Day

by Chris McCloskey Meet Tooten and Ter, an unlikely crime-busting duo. Terrance has been dropped into the Colorado foster system and is lucky enough to find a great foster dad. He also gets the best companion ever in Tooten, a small mixed breed dog who is in training to be a service animal. Together, Tooten […]

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Birmingham, 1933: Alice

by Wanda Vaughn It’s May of 1933 and twelve-year-old Alice O’Mara’s world has been blown apart. First the tornado injured her sister and destroyed their home in Helena. Then, when the family goes to Birmingham to be close to the hospital, her brother Albert gets lured into working with the local moonshiner for easy money […]

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Bad News Cruise

by Carol Norton Izzy and Deanie are going on a five-day cruise with their high school Spanish club to Mexico. Even Angela, Izzy’s older sister, is going so Izzy’s parents don’t worry that the girls could get into trouble. But there’s mystery aboard The Gulf Seas and Izzy and Deanie get right in the middle of it. […]

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Monte Sano Writers’ Conference – “What makes you come ALIVE? Nurture your passion.”

Join author Jamie Dodson on April 5, 2014, at the Monte Sano Writers’ Conference.  Jamie will be presenting two sessions on Novels to Movies, and Historical Fiction at 10:15 a.m. and at 12:45 p.m.  Jamie will be with the conference authors at the book signing from 3:15 to 4:30. You can find out  more info […]

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The Adventures of Tooten and Ter: A Nose for Crime

by Chris McCloskey Thirteen-year-old Terrance O’Connell thought his life was over when he met his foster father, Captain Leroy Gonzalez. Although growing up in a family of small-time criminals had its drawbacks, this placement with an old, retired police captain seemed like an unendurable situation. Then Ter met Tooten, Cap’s service-dog-in-training. They formed a partnership, […]

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Huntsville author’s ‘Flying Boats & Spies’ on tap for library’s book club chat

Award-winning author Jamie Dodson joins the discussion of his novel “Flying Boats & Spies” at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library’s next Author Chat Book Club meeting. “Flying Boats & Spies” will be discussed Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at Pizzelle’s Confections at Lowe Mill. 2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room #4A, in the South Annex. For […]

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“Contronyms”—words that are their own antonyms.

I read a great article from Mental Floss that I would like to repost: Words that are their  antonyms By Judith B Herman: Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, “Because the agency oversaw the company’s behavior, they imposed a penalty for some transgression” […]

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Update on Alabama Girls Series

Wanda Vaughn is currently working on her next book in the Alabama Girls series, Birmingham, 1933: Alice. Look for it later this year.

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Two New E-books are Coming

Two e-books will be released in October. Look for an adventure and mystery in Bad News Cruise, the book in Carol Norton’s Locksmith Series. And new author to OnStage Publishing, Chris McCloskey will debut with an unlikely pair of problem solvers in A Nose for Crime, an e-book geared to guys, grade 6 -12.

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