Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

I am proud to announce I have rejoined SCBWI - Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators. I have submitted one of my children's picture book manuscripts to my agent, if it is turned down, I have several others to submit. Plus, I have been working with a poet and sometime in the future I may have good news to share. Don't give up keep working..

Saturday, September 3, 2016



This is a book that any young boy would love to  read - it is magical. After he finishes the book he will want to go fishing every day. Learn more what Ryan discovers as he tries to catch a very special fish. Check out Laurel's blog; is she is a member of  SCBWI  and has written for children's magazines. She is from Oakland, AR.

Fishing for adventure 
in middle grade fiction?
Click on link to order 

Ryan's Unkeepable Catch 
from Kindle store.


Carole T. Jones Author & Illustrator, Yellville, AR.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century by Mary Nida Smith presented to Daniel Araki
Each year the Naval Submarine League presentsThe Rear Admiral Frederick B. Warder Outstanding Achievement Award to more than thirty graduating NROTC seniors selected for submarine duty. This year one was presented to Officer Candidate, Daniel Araki, a senior at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. At the completion of the event, Joel Greenberg, Commander of the USSVI Tucson Base, presented Officer Candidate Daniel Araki, a copy of Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century by Mary Nida Smith http://www.loiaconoliteraryagency.com/heroes-beneath-the-waves-submarine-stories-of-the-twentieth-century-by-mary-nida-smith

Heroes Beneath the Waves Audiobook | Mary Nida Smith …

Heroes Beneath the Waves: True Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century

Friday, April 1, 2016


Heroes Beneath the Waves: Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century by Mary Nida Smith can be purchased on line  at Walmart, Amazon, bokus.com, Barnes & Noble and many other places including your local bookstores. Google to find other places to order. http://submarinestories.blogspot.com


Saturday, May 10, 2014


Creative Writers and Illustrators meet the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in  Conference Room B in The Donald W. Reynolds Library (Baxter County Library, Mountain Home, AR). We are a fairly new group bringing writers and illustrators together. We are dedicated to help each other reach our goals to be published or just enjoy the art of writing for ourselves and family members.  We are matching illustrators with writers who have a need for one.
Founder, Mary Nida Smith (870) 431-5369 Blog: http://marynidasmith.blogspot.com

List of illustrators:
Carole T. Jones
Dana Johnston

UPDATES:If you don't know what a Wooly Bugger is, read my first self-published E-book on Amazon.com, Ryan's Unkeepable Catch. It's middle grade fiction for kids 9-12 with a bunch of truths about a boy hooked on fly fishing. And check out a new Laudable Link entitled Creative Writing Institute with CEO Deborah Owen. http://laureltsheridan.blogspot.com

 Mary Nida Smith's non-fiction, Submarine Veterans of World War II has been acquired by Skyhorse Publishing Inc. She is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency. For the same publisher she is writing, War Beneath the Waves. Submarine Stories of the Twentieth Century. Release date November 3, 2015 http://submarinestories.blogspot.com

Mance Ian Wright's book CLEARING THE LAST HURDLE & Other Short Stories was published by CreateSpace.

Mary Nida Smith's photograph is the cover of FRAGMENTS IN THE WIND by Bill Rhodes.