Author Archives: James Babb

About James Babb

I have two wonderful kids and a loving wife. My wife and I have been working together for the past twelve years! It's great. We are business owners who love the outdoors and being together. I started writing years ago. I've had articles published in trade magazines and will be included in an anthology later this year. My first novel is written and currently being edited. I am also a cancer survivor!

Foreman School Visit

James visited Foreman recently and was delighted with how excited the students were about his books. It was a school visit that he will not forget. James was invited to eat with a few of the leaders of the reading counts program and enjoyed the meal and discussions.

“Foreman was great to me and I want to thank them for everything.” Lunch with the Author - Foreman

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Family Finds Todd’s Treasure!

“I want this treasure hunt to get kids out of the house and involved in history.”       __________Author James Babb

The treasure hunt is doing exactly that!

 

Family Solves Clues And Are First to Find Todd’s Treasure

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Readers of Arkansas author James Babb’s historical fiction trilogy, THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE, THE DEVIL’S TRAP and THE DEVIL’S DEN, recently had the opportunity to go on a modern-day treasure hunt using clues from the story set near Fort Smith in 1881. The first to find the treasure could keep the items inside and sign the log, leaving the box for others to find. The little boy in THE DEVIL’S TRAP had hidden marbles, a necklace his father had worn, an arrowhead, a quartz crystal and several other items inside.

Bob Walter, from Batesville, and his granddaughter Ashlyn Latus, a first grader at Sequoyah Elementary in Russellville, used the clues from the books to successfully find the hidden treasure. According to Walters, he went through the books and marked everything he thought was a clue to the treasure location. Then he spent about a week researching Fort Smith and looking at old maps and historical accounts, trying to match clues to the ground. He said total research time was about two weeks.

Once in Fort Smith, the four generations of family – Walter’s mom, wife Kathy, daughter Sarah and her husband Robert Latus, and grandchildren Ashlyn and Zoey – spent several hours scouting out possible locations for the treasure. Once they had eliminated all areas but one, they spent about an hour searching for a particular match to an important clue. Walter said his granddaughter Ashlyn figured out the clue, and a short time later began to scream, “We found it! We found it!” In addition to the items from the story, Ashlyn Latus wins free autographed books, a free author visit from James Babb to her school, and a pizza party.

“I will always remember Ashlyn’s expression when she opened the box. It was a mixture of excitement, joy and happiness. She will not forget this experience, ever.”        ___________Bob Walter

 

Bob’s family will receive the prizes for being the first to find the treasure but the hunt is not over. Take your family on an adventure they will not soon forget. Go look for Todd’s Treasure.

 

 

 

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The Devil’s Den Book launch giveaway results!

The winners!

There were 590 entries in the contest!

1st Prize! There were 590 entries in The Devil’s Den book launch giveaway. 1st prize winner is Robert Reames! He wins a nights stay at one of The Devil’s Den State Park cabins, a year pass to the Fort Smith Historic Site, a free pass for two to the Fort Smith Museum, and ICE CREAM! And a signed copy of book one, The Devil’s Backbone. Congrats Robert.

2nd Prize in The Devil’s Den book launch giveaway. 2rd prize winner is Martha Roper Blackwell! She wins the knife and deer call! Congrats Martha.

3rd prize winner is Jennifer Money Rhoades! She wins two fishing reels and rods, and a pack of fishing lures! Congrats Jennifer.

 

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Free School Visit? The Devil’s Den Treasure Hunt Update

The Hunt Has Started!

The Devil’s Den book has been released and the treasure hunt has started. Many of the items inside have been listed on this website and one of them has created much interest, a FREE school visit.  If the person who finds the treasure is a student, James will visit their school for free. If the finder is not a student, then James will visit an Arkansas school of their choice.

While hunting for the treasure, you will not need to trespass on anyone’s personal property and you will not need to dig. No Digging.

Good Luck!

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Another Book launch giveaway! More Lures!

Win more lures!

Update: 17 entries. Winner Robert Galligher​ . Message us an address. To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(Book 3), we are giving away these fishing lures. Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random, Sunday October 1st at 4pm. Go HERE or Amazon to see the family friendly books in this series.

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Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

Go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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Another Book launch giveaway! Fishing gear!

Win More Fishing Gear!

Update: 12 entries. Winner Bob Walter! Message us your address. To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(Book 3), we are giving away fishing gear. Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random, Sunday October 1st at 5pm. Go HERE or Amazon to see the family friendly books in this series.

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Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

Go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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Another Book launch giveaway! Camo Hat!

Win this hat!

Update: 24 entries. Winner Stephen Harned ! To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(Book 3), we are giving away a camouflage hat. Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random, Sunday October 1st at 6pm. Go HERE or Amazon to see the family friendly books in this series.

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Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

Go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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Another Book launch giveaway!

Win a copy of The Devil’s Backbone!

Update: 14 entries. Winner Jimna Pearce Stinnett with a last minute entry. To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(book 3), we are giving away another copy of The Devil’s Backbone(book 1). Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, October 1st at 7pm central. Go HERE or Amazon to see the books in this series.

Book cover with IPPY Award

 

 

Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

See the details below and go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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Another Book launch giveaway! Fishing gear!

Win Fishing Gear!

Update: 12 entries. Winner Jason Webb ! Message us your address. To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(Book 3), we are giving away fishing gear. Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random, Sunday October 1st at 8pm. Go HERE or Amazon to see the family friendly books in this series.

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Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

Go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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Another Book launch giveaway!

Win a copy of The Devil’s Backbone!

Update: 56 entries. Winner Glenda Smith​ ! Message us your address. To celebrate the release of The Devil’s Den(book 3), we are giving away another copy of The Devil’s Backbone(book 1). Comment or Like this post to enter and don’t forget to share with your friends. Winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, October 1st at 9pm central. Go HERE or Amazon to see the books in this series.

Book cover with IPPY Award

 

 

Don’t miss the huge Treasure Trip book launch giveaway that has already started.

See the details below and go HERE to enter and read the official rules.

 

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