January 26, 2015

Linda Clark bio

Linda Clark

Linda Clark owns LC Creative Productions, a marketing/photography/website business, and is also a graphic designer for Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. She and her husband, Hal, have lived in Lakeview on beautiful Bull Shoals Lake for 20 years, where they enjoy boating and fishing with their dog, Lucy.

Pat Durmon bio

Pat Durmon

Pat Durmon is a native Arkansan who lives alongside the White River near Norfork. She thinks of the Ozarks as a little bit of paradise. Pat retired from mental health counseling 10 years ago and now writes free-verse poetry. She has published two books, received the 2007 Sybil Nash Abrams Award from Poets of the Read More

Bio for Kelly Householder-Giuliano

Kelly Householder-Giuliano

  Kelly Householder-Giuliano grew up in Mountain Home, AR, and after living and working across the U.S. with her husband, Peter, in the motion-picture business, has returned to retire on Lake Norfork. She enjoys volunteer work with horses and the performing arts.      

Bio for Judy Loving

Judy Loving

  Judy Loving began boating as a young child in Florida. There, she developed a deep fondness for the independence and adventure that accompany all things nautical. Moving to the Arkansas Ozarks in 1973, she completed her education and began her career. She has lived in Marion County for almost 40 years. Today, Judy and Read More

Bio for Sandy Barksdale

Sandy Barksdale

  Avid fly fishers, Sandy Barksdale and husband Bill moved to the Mountain Home area in 2004 to be near their favorite fly fishing tailwater, the White River. In 2005, she picked up her long-forgotten paint brushes to return to her art studio. Sandyʼs artwork has won awards in numerous juried exhibitions. She is co-founder Read More

Bio for Jan Peitz

Jan Peitz

  Retired from her leadership roles as a certified operating room nurse, Jan Peitz now enjoys the most fulfilling role of her career—cancer resource coordinator at the Peitz Cancer Support House. She serves on the ASUMH Development Council, volunteers for the North Central Arkansas Food Bank, and is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow. She loves Read More

David Benedict bio

David Benedict

  DAVID BENEDICT Like the women he writes about in The Girls in the (Old, Old) Office, David W. Benedict is an active volunteer for the Baxter County Historical and Genealogical Society, serving as vice president and program/publicity chairman for the organization, and volunteers weekly in the Genealogy Reference Room of the Baxter County Library. Read More

Janet Taber bio

Janet Taber

  JANET TABER Janet Ebrite Taber is a freelance writer who lives on the family’s farm in Ozark County, Missouri. A graduate of the University of Missouri, she has been a fulltime homemaker and farmer’s wife for more than 40 years. It was only after becoming a grandmother (of five adorable and perfect grandchildren!) that Read More

Neil Chandler bio

Neil Chandler

  NEIL CHANDLER Retiring after 30 years as a CPA, Neil Chandler moved with his family to Mountain Home in 1987. While golfing, acting, and singing hobbies continued as in his prior life, he began a new endeavor by writing and publishing a 1940s growing-up memoir in 1995. Since then he has published an additional Read More

Bio for Phyllis Speer

Phyllis Speer

Phyllis grew up hunting and fishing in Arkansas, and still loves to hunt, fish, canoe, camp, garden, cook, knit, read and play with her grandsons. She is well known for co-producing and appearing on AETN’s “Arkansas Outdoors” program for 20 years, and is now the cook on “Cooking on the Wild Side.” She was inducted Read More