M.H. Collins joined a recent book signing by regional authors for the one-year anniversary of Coffee Break Bookstore, Pea Ridge, AR. Her history books, Rogers: The Town the Frisco Built (narrative history), Rogers, AR (pictorial history), Beaufort’s Old Burying Ground, North Carolina were represented. Pre-orders were taken for her latest book, Write History Right, and the book received an enthusiastic response.
Write History Right is a step-by-step guide for writing history for both beginning and seasoned writers. Do you want to preserve the history of your town, region, church, organization, event–or finally collect all those pictures and stories from your family and put them in a book for future generations? Write History Right will help you preserve the story that captures your passion before it is gone, people forgotten, and pictures stored in the attic no loger identifiable- a part of history and the rolei t palyed in our lives is lost forever.
Write History Right gives practical advice to help writers select a topic, locate and document research, conduct individual and group interviews, plan the book, set work and project schedules, and much, much more. Essential sample forms are given in the Appendix. Writers may make copies for their personal use as they write their book.
To Order: contact: CHS Publishing, P. O. Box 1958, Rogers, AR 72758. $16.95 (AR Sales Tax 9% or add $1.53, plus $2 shipping/handling). (check/credit cards accepted) firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkansas Gardener magazine. September 2008. “A Garden Classroom,” story & photos by Marilyn Collins. This charming children’s garden at Peel Mansion, Bentonville, AR, provides a perfect setting for children to explore the world of nature. Plants invite children to use their senses as they touch a glory plant’s soft, fuzzy texture, smell peony flowers, rattle seeds in a dried gourd, or play hide-and-seek under large, umbrella leaves of the elephant and banana plants. For more information: www.peelmansion.org/ or www.arkansasgardener.com
AY Magazine magazine, February 2008. “Mercy Medical Center Creates a Healing Environment for Patients,” by Marilyn Collins. Research shows that depicting beautiful, soothing, and true-to-nature art creates a climate in which patients are less stressed and fearful during a difficult time. www.aymag.com
Show me the Ozarks magazine, June 2008. “Historic Downtown Rogers: Today’s Hot Spot,” by Marilyn Collins. Streets are filled with people on the 3rd Friday Night Twilight Walk, shops are open, and good food abounds. Hub of activity swirls around Poor Richard’s Art and the Rabbit Lair on First Street, Rogers, AR. Shops around the downtown are also open as well the the Rogers Historical Museum and the Daisy Airgun Musuem. www.poorrichardsart.com, www.showmetheozarks.com
Arkansas Gardener magazine, November/December 2007. “Dream Becomes Reality: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks,” by Marilyn Collins. Vistors and gardeners alike will enjoy sampling the nine special gardens of the Botanical Gardens in Fayettevelle, AR. Sculptures reach toward the sky, giant butterflies hover, and the trail of a recent dinosaur in the Children’s Garden lead children to climb the treehouse designed by Dr. Gerald Kilgaman. Other art and whimiscal statutes fill the gardens. www.bgso.org, www.arkansasgardener.com
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