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Another Book launch giveaway!

Win a copy of The Devil’s Backbone!

Update: 32 entries. Winner of a copy of The Devil’s Backbone(book 1). Marty Guffey Bevans! To celebrate the upcoming October 1st release of The Devil’s Den, we are giving away another copy of The Devil’s Backbone. Comment or Like this post to enter. Winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, September 22th 8pm central. Go HERE or Amazon to see the books in this series.

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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 & Treasure update(Free school visit)!

Win a copy of The Devil’s Backbone!

Update:52 entries….winner of a copy of The Devil’s Backbone is Karie Sayer. To celebrate the upcoming October 1st release of The Devil’s Den, we are giving away another copy of The Devil’s Backbone. Comment or Like this post to enter. Winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, September 11th 8pm central. Go HERE or Amazon to see the books in this series.

Book cover with IPPY Award

 

Real Life Treasure Hunt Update

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Here’s another update on items in the treasure box. There’s a free school visit inside! If the first person to find it is a student, James will visit their school for free! If the person isn’t a student, they can pick an Arkansas school for James to visit.

To see some of the other things inside, go HERE. When The Devil’s Den is released, you will have all the clues you need!

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! Use clues in this series of books to get you there.

You will have to read carefully to discover everything you’ll need. Just remember that it’s been at least 136 years since the box was hidden. The landscape will have changed greatly in Fort Smith.

Please read how Brody hid the box. It is not buried. You will not need a shovel. Please do not dig any holes. Use a compass and your brain and go for it.

Before you head out, be sure to check James’ blog at JamesBabb.wordpress.com. If you find Todd’s Treasure, the items inside are yours to keep but leave the box for others to find. Please follow directions and send a photo of yourself at the site. James will ship an autographed book to the first person to find Todd’s Treasure!

If you check the website and see that the treasure has already been found, feel free to go on the hunt anyway. Leave a note in the box, or anything you wish. Send a photo, proving you found Todd’s Treasure Box and your picture will be placed on James’ website and he will send you an autographed bookmark.

Happy hunting!

 

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.

Book Launch Flyer

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Another Book launch giveaway/ Treasure update!

Win a copy of The Devil’s Backbone!

Update: Winner of a copy of The Devil’s Backbone, Denise Stalcup Burress ! To celebrate the upcoming October 1st release of The Devil’s Den, we are giving away a copy of The Devil’s Backbone. Comment or Like this post to enter. Winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, September 4th 8pm central. Go HERE or Amazon to see the books in this series.

Book cover with IPPY Award

 

Real Life Treasure Hunt Update

 

Here’s two more items in the treasure box. It’s the marbles they played with in the book and another of Todd’s toys! To see some of the other things inside, go HERE. When The Devil’s Den is released, you will have all the clues you need!

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! Use clues in this series of books to get you there.

You will have to read carefully to discover everything you’ll need. Just remember that it’s been at least 136 years since the box was hidden. The landscape will have changed greatly in Fort Smith.

Please read how Brody hid the box. It is not buried. You will not need a shovel. Please do not dig any holes. Use a compass and your brain and go for it.

Before you head out, be sure to check James’ blog at JamesBabb.wordpress.com. If you find Todd’s Treasure, the items inside are yours to keep but leave the box for others to find. Please follow directions and send a photo of yourself at the site. James will ship an autographed book to the first person to find Todd’s Treasure!

If you check the website and see that the treasure has already been found, feel free to go on the hunt anyway. Leave a note in the box, or anything you wish. Send a photo, proving you found Todd’s Treasure Box and your picture will be placed on James’ website and he will send you an autographed bookmark.

Happy hunting!

 

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.

Book Launch Flyer

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Todd’s Treasure Box Items – Arkansas Crystal

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Get Ready! When The Devil’s Den is released the hunt will start!

This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a real Arkansas crystal like Todd had in The Devil’s Trap. This crystal was actually found by the author while he was hunting in Arkansas.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released Sept. 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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Todd’s Treasure Box Item – Fort Smith Map

Todd’s Treasure Is Out There!
Get ready. When The Devil’s Den is released, you will have all the clues you need!

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This is one of the items in Todd’s Treasure Box. It’s a map of the Fort Smith area from the 1800’s. This is the map Joseph had in The Devil’s Trap. James used it when writing the Brody Martin series to help him with place names from the era.

Brody and Todd hid the treasure box in 1881 and it was never found. It’s there and if you are the first to find it, you can keep Todd’s Treasures! You can use clues in this series of books to get you there. The Devil’s Den will be released Sept. 2017! Get your treasure hunting brain ready.

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The Arkansas Association of School Librarians Conference 2016

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James will be speaking at the Arkansas School Librarians Conference in Little Rock, Friday July 22nd.

At 9:15AM in the Hobby room you will hear James discuss writing, reluctant readers, and how kids are connecting with the Brody Martin series. If you have a question for the Q&A after his session, please send it to him at his Twitter or Facebook. Or email SilverinkBooks at Windstream.net

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Plum Street Acquires Third Book in James Babb’s Brody Martin series

The Devil’s Den has been picked up by a fine publisher Plum Street Publishers ! The new release date will be sometime in the spring of 2017. See press release below.

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James Babb, author of The Devil’s Backbone and The Devil’s Trap, has signed with Plum Street Publishers, Inc. to publish the next book in his popular Brody Martin series. Devil’s Den, which takes Brody and other familiar characters into Indian Territory in the 1880s, is scheduled for publication in the spring of 2017.

Babb is originally from Pleasant Plains, Arkansas. He moved to Conway to attend college, where he met and married the love of his life. She transplanted him to De Queen a few years later so they could raise their two daughters close to extended family. During this time he developed a strange affliction known as Closet Writing, wherein story ideas are born but shelved in the mental closet. In 2008, a battle with cancer left him with much down time but no off switch for his imagination, and he began to take story crafting seriously.

Babb’s first historical adventure novel, The Devil’s Backbone, was released in 2013. A self-confessed “reluctant reader” in adolescence, Babb wrote for those same readers, who have embraced his vivid characters and taut narrative style. The Devil’s Backbone won a coveted national IPPY Award in juvenile fiction and was also selected by the Arkansas Historical Association as a winner of the Susannah DeBlack Award awarded to books for young readers.

The second book in the series, The Devil’s Trap, released in 2015, received recognition, along with The Devil’s Backbone, at the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Babb continues to create stories as the inspiration strikes and his laptop battery remains charged.

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Trip to NYC And The Devil’s Backbone Wins Indie Award

New York City was awesome!

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The streets were crowded but everyone was NICE

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And getting awards for The Devil’s Backbone and The Devil’s Trap was the best feeling in the world!

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Arkansas Author Writes Stranger Than Fiction 1800’s Serial Killer

After I had written my second historical fiction novel, which included the story of a wild man in Indian Territory-1880’s, I sent my novel to my editor.

His reply was, ‘I love it, but I want you to expand more on your wild man character.” So I did, which also led me to do more research on serial killers during this time period. What did I find?

After a ton of research, I found a true story of  ‘The Panther’ and was amazed how close true-life matched the fictional story I had written in The Devil’s Trap. I adapted the amazing true story of The Osage Killer into my novel.

Here’s the links to articles about the Indian Territory Serial Killer.

A Great Blog About The Killer

Newspaper Link

Another Newspaper Link The Osage Killer

Probably The Most Detailed Article

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The Devil’s Trap New Middle Grade Novel Arkansas

Here it is! It’s release day for The Devil’s Trap.

Please take a look and help spread the word!

James needs your reviews on Amazon for this award-winning series.

Get your KINDLE VERSION

Get your SOFT COVER

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