Pulaski County, Missouri Authors, Part 1

As cool weather seeps in, it’s the perfect time to slow your roll, wrap up in a cozy blanket, pour yourself a warm cup of coffee, and enjoy the creative works of Pulaski County authors. 

Local authors have written about their experiences, history, and adventures.   Others have works of fiction bringing to life unique characters.   We invite you to stop by local shops to discover the world of Pulaski County authors and stories about our area. Don’t forget, the holidays are here – books make great gifts for friends and family! 

Eclectic Originals – Waynesville, MO

Lone Oak Printing – Waynesville MO

Lost In The Woods Antiques – Waynesville, MO

Pulaski County Visitors Center – St. Robert, MO

Tammy Allen – (Dixon) An educator who has a flourishing career in the field for twenty-five years, has completed her new book, “Hope Grows Elementary”.  This colorful picture book is intended to highlight the friendly atmosphere within the elementary school. Enjoy “The Ozark Gingerman”  while visiting some of the most scenic places in Missouri while chasing an elusive Gingerbread Man!

“Hope Grows Elementary, a fun place to be! Join DeAnn, a third-grade student, as she talks about her principals, Mrs. Shine and Mr. Sharp, and the exciting things they do that make their school one of the best in Missouri.” – Tammy Allen, Author

Ellen Alexander – (Dixon) Retired teacher and author of “The Dinswood Chronicles”, a series of mystery-adventure featuring 12-year-old Emma Higsby and her friends.   Emma is desperate to get away from a home where she no longer feels wanted and she is elated when she wins a scholarship to the prestigious Dinswood Academy boarding school.  Rumors surface that the school is undergoing financial difficulties and she begins to look for ways to save the school and her home. Readers 10+

JB King – (Waynesville) Retired law enforcement officer and author of multiple books related to Civil War history, collections of short stories and a major crime novel during his career with the Missouri Highway Patrol.  “Frozen Tears”, is a terrifying case, also known as the MP Murders, which has haunted the locals and those that worked the case.  “The Stories of Missouri Highway Patrol Volume 1 and II”, will leave you shaking your head and laughing at the capers and situations of JB’s 20-year career in law enforcement.  Nearly 40 years ago JB’s love of history brought to light his first book, “The Tilley Treasure”, a true story of Civil War action in Missouri and the tale of a lost treasure.  “Justice” soon followed, which features seven Civil War Trials with transcripts regarding military tribunals in Missouri.

Books written by JB King
Image courtesy of Author JB King

Luge Hardman – (Waynesville) Retired history teacher and former Mayor of Waynesville, MO.  Shares her story of political adventures in a small Ozark town.  This enjoyable read, “Small-Town Mayor” will leave you snickering, laughing out loud, groaning, and you might even shed a tear or two.  Her second book “Life After Loss” is very touching, consisting of personal interviews of friends that have lost their life partner and how they are adjusting to a new reality.

Image courtesy of Author Luge Hardman

Page Peterson – “Love with a View”, is a work of fiction, taking the reader on the journey of Audrey as she maneuvers life through college, graduating, and love.

Is writing your dream?  Start today!

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is an annual, international, creative writing event in which participants commit to writing a 50,000-word novel between November 1st and 30th.   If writing quips your Interest – join the local Facebook group – Roubidoux Writers Society. This is a great group of novice and published authors that gather to support each other on their passion of the written word.

Many do not realize that the Missouri Film Office offers an educational and marketing program that brings to life short films from the Missouri Stories Scriptwriting Fellowship.  Learn more by visiting the links!

Are you a local author? Does your shop sell books by local authors? Email us at email@PulaskiCountyUSA.com and let us know!