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Meet our friends

These are some our our favorite people


Linda Apple is an inspirational speaker and the author of Bow Wow! Book of Winston's Words of Wisdom. A series of inspirational stories featuring her dog, Winston. According to Linda she never intended to join the world of children's book authors, but watching her grandchildren interact with Winston changed her mind. Winston and Linda have an interactive website for children, parents, teachers and fans of Winston. Check out their website here.


Mary Jo Huff is  known for workshops, keynote addresses and staff development. Her extensive experience in early childhood helps her as she connects to the power of story, puppet play, music and movement. She brings a unique and workable approach to telling stories. Mary Jo enjoys speaking for family nights and opening ceremonies.  She has been in the world for children's book authors for quite sometime and looks forward to the publication of her newest book No, no Ebenezer in 2022. Check out her website here.

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 Winnie Watson (Ruth Weeks)  is not only an award-winning author with five published books but is also an accomplished public speaker, contest judge, and writing instructor. Ruth served on the Board of Directors for Ozark Writers League as well. Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, she and her brother were the first set of boy/girl twins born at Washington Regional Hospital. Ruth attended the University of Arkansas majoring in Drama.  In addition to her writing, Weeks is also a professional tarot card reader. Ruth lives in Springdale, Arkansas and is currently under contract with Oghma Creative Media for children’s books and four paranormal/supernatural novels. Ruth's book Fred Finds A Fur-ever Home was published in 2021. Check out her website here.

It's me Derek and I am barely surviving the bed news that Critter Crew to the Rescue has been delayed again. But while you are waiting don't be surprised if there is a Critter Crew, Too coming soon.

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