Sonny Burgess was an Arkansas native and a terrific rockabilly entertainer. Marvin Schwartz will discuss his book, We Wanna Boogie: The Rockabilly Roots of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers at 6 p.m. June 26 at Fayetteville Public Library. Today, Schwartz talks to us about Sonny's career.

Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours is the 2018 selection for the If All Arkansas Read the Same Book project. She'll be at the Bentonville Public Library at noon tomorrow and at the Springdale Public Library tomorrow afternoon at 3:00. She talks to us about the historical inspiration for her novel, the Tennessee Children's Home Society.


Marcus Sakey writes novels that tweak our real world just a bit. His books consider cops, criminals, a bit of fantasty and...sometimes...the world beyond death. He'll be a speaker at Sunday's Books in Bloom in Eureka Springs from noon to 5 p.m. at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa.

courtesy: Martin Phillip

Martin Philip's life didn't take him directly to baking. He grew up in the Arkansas Ozarks and has had quite a route to his position as head baker at King Arthur Flour. He'll be at the Books in Bloom Literary Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Eureka Springs. He talks to us about his book, Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes.


We preview the 2018 Books in Bloom Literary Festival with a conversation with Trenton Lee Stewart, author of the Mysterious Benedict Society series of books. The festival is from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in Eureka Springs and will include authors from throughout the state and from around the country.