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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

You know you live in Arkansas when… Guest Post by @TaraTylerTalks

My CQ colleague, A.K. Morgen, hails from Arkansas. Well, I went to a small Christian college in Searcy, Arkansas called Harding University. So, I feel I know a little bit about hillbilly heaven. Enough to tease about it.

You know you live in Arkansas when…

…you sometimes get a hankerin' for grits, fried okra, or moonshine
…you frequently use the terms "vittles," "fixin' to," "I reckon," and "britches"
…the most popular kid at school is the one who can fit the most friends in the back of his pickup truck
…you can attest to the true existence of Piggly Wiggly
…your bridal registry is at Walmart
…you've been to an actual shotgun wedding
…you dial 9-1-1 and ask for "Hep!"
…your boyfriend has more boots than you have heels
…you see a spittoon at the local beauty parlor
…your child's first word is "Naw"
…you've lost the g's at the end of present participles (explain that to your neighbor)
…you and your beau like to get all gussied up to eat at Shoney's on Sunday

I loved my time in Arkansas. I was in college when Bill Clinton was elected. It was cool to be living there at that time. I plan to take my kids there to see where I went to school. My terrific nephew is there now. It was a wonderful experience, but it's sure a far piece of drivin'!

Hope y'all enjoyed my Arkansas enlightenment!
Ayden knows I'm just funnin' around! Thanks for having me, little missy!
What about you all? Got any jibes about where you've lived?
(And don't forget to enter the giveaway below!)

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 (NOW!)
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.

Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They'll show 'em what different friends can do together!

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Tara Tyler has had a hand at everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beast World (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have action, a moral, and a few laughs!

Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series,
The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL

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You gotta love the South! Oddly enough, I actually grew up in Searcy around the time you were in college, Tara! I've migrated to Little Rock, but my family still lives in the area. I reckon we might have crossed paths out yonder a time or two. ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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  1. Woohoo!! This sounds like a mighty fine book! (Gotta love the language below the Mason-Dixon Line, right?)

  2. Knew there had to be a ya'll in there somewhere...

  3. Thanks so much for having me, Ayden! This was a fun post and it seemed to get a lot of attention on twitter! Awesome! Let me know if you want some help with the release of book #3!


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