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The artists with KATV Channel 7 Jason Pederson before the interview on December 8, 2007.

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Publication date:  October 1, 2007.  Domino is almost out of print, ask your local bookstore owner about it.  Also see the Future Events tab here for upcoming booksignings, and the Ordering tab for other means to purchase a copy.

Steve worked with art teacher Elizabeth Morris and her students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Little Rock, Arkansas to illustrate the children's book based upon Steve's award-winning story, Domino

Thank you Jason and the production crew!!!

Liz Morris' art classThe Illustrators

Thank you Dr. Watson, and everyone on the Little Rock School Board.

Jefferson's Elementary School Principal Mrs. Mannon (at the podium) and the Little Rock School Board present Steve and the illustrators with a wonderful citation!

WordsWorth November 9, 2007.  Liz Morris (on right) talking to Oprah???  We can wish, right?

Great news!  For the week of November 9, 2007, Domino was unofficially #2 in booksales at WordsWorth Books behind General Wesley Clark, who did a booksigning the same week.  WordsWorth's bookstore owner, Jean Cockcroft, said that children's book are not included in the store's top ten list.  Great work, Jefferson Elementary Art Club!

Domino is #7 at That Bookstore in Blytheville in November 2007!

Domino sits with friends at the Batesville School District Early Learning & Enrichment Center, Batesville, Arkansas.  Steve had the pleasure to read and discuss how books are made.

Dr. Layne Longfellow, 1985 Speakers' Hall of Fame Honoree, and Arkansas Poet Laureate Peggy Vining, share a prescious moment with Domino at the 2009 Arkansas Writers' Conference.

Multi-award winning author Dusty Richards tells Domino, at the 2008 Maumelle Writing Conference, how he won two Spur Awards.

Mary Gay Shipley with That Bookstore in Blytheville can't believe what Domino tells her!

Pattern by DoreneDomino's seamstress, Dorene.   Look for the critter at future events!

Schederick, with art instructor Liz Morris, show off Domino at booksigning event.                                                                                          Ron Wolfe wrote in his Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article on November 21, 2007, "Schederick White came up with Domino, and not a monkey at all--more like an alien Teddy bear with ears like satellite dishes, and envy-of-the-beach abdominal muscles."

                                 Illustrators at work!

  • "Great work."                                                                       John Deering, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • "It's Delightful!"                                                                      Dr. Rebecca Williams, Professor for Children's Literature, University of Central Arkansas
  • "All the work and energy you've poured into your writing and publishing over the past few years has paid off big-time ... what great cooperation between you, the teacher and the students of Jefferson.  Three of my children went to school there, so I'm familiar with every room.  It's a wonderful school.  Ron Wolfe (with Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) did a great job on the story-a lot of human interest and quotes from the kids."                                                        Marcia Camp, two time winner of the Sybil Nash Abrams Poetry Award and nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize
  • "It's a delightful story, and the illustrations are so colorful/bold--and young.  What a treat!"                                                         Betty McPherson, award winning author, playwright, and director
  • "Did some great work..."                                                               Jason Pederson, Host, KATV Channel 7 Saturday Daybreak
  • "We loved having you at our library for an author visit.  You showed an obvious love for children and for presenting them with your book Domino."                                                                                 Ruth Hyatt, Children's Services Librarian, Saline County Public Libraries
  • "I've read Domino and I really enjoyed the story.  I know the children of Bentonville will also love Domino."                                             Sue Ann Pekel, Children's Librarian, Benton County Public Libraries
  • "Thank you very much for presenting your book Domino to the children during our reading club event.  Everyone had a good time and enjoyed making their own books.  Reading club was a great success this year!"
  • Susan Walker, Children's Librarian, Columbia County Library

Kay, Kayla, and Sue Ann share a moment with Domino at the Benton County Public Library.

Lisa with Nightbird Books in Fayetteville, Arkansas, considers putting Domino inside the bird cage.  Birds like hairy space monkeys!

Domino checks out his book at the Franklin County Library, in Ozark, Arkansas.

Lesley and Domino work the drive-thru book dropoff window at the Texarkana Public Library, Texarkana, Texas.

Ed & Jeri Myrick, organizers for the Arkansas Book and Paper Show in Jacksonville, Arkansas, show Domino and Steve around.

Domino relaxes in the "hot tub" in the famous bathroom at Words and Afterwords bookstore in Hardy, Arkansas.

Domino hangs out in the Mystery Section at the Craighead County/Jonesboro Public Library, Jonesboro, Arkansas.

Domino introduces multi-award winning writer Jim Barton at the 2008 Arkansas Writers' Conference?

Domino inspects art instructor Liz Morris' car.

Barney's Books, Conway, Arkansas.

The Book and Frame Shop, Camden, Arkansas.  Owner Lynn Rollin said that if she kept a Top Ten List, Domino would have been in the top 5 for November 2007 in book sales.

Whodunit?  Domino poses in body outline at Sleuth's Mystery Bookstore.  Store owner Laura Underwood said the booksigning put Domino as number 1 in booksales for the week of December 8!

Domino reads his book at Lorenzen Bookseller.

Beverly & Bill Williams sponsored Steve's workshop at their Bella Vista Inn Bed & Breakfest in Bella Vista, Arkansas.  Thank you!

Domino just a rockin' at the Grand Village in Branson, Missouri.  T. Charleston & Sons bookstore is in the background.  Thanks to everyone for setting up the author's signing!

Thank you Beth Maris and Kathy Rice with Jefferson Elementary PTA.  What a wonderful job the PTA does for the school.

Jefferson's Elementary School Principal Mrs. Mannon (2nd from left) with Domino's illustrators after receiving a citation from the Little Rock School Board.

A fan at the 2008 Arkansas Literary Festival.  Domino's arms were a little sore after being stretched by many excited readers!

Domino and his reading staff talk to a young reader at the Columbia County Library in Magnolia, Arkansas.  Thank you Susan for setting up the event!

Domino battles a critter in The Peabody basement at the 08 Arkansas Reading Association meeting.

Author Carolyn Crimi (on left), who wrote Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies, illustrated by John Manders (on right), explains to Domino how childrens' books are created, at the 08 Arkansas Reading Association meeting.

Fred and Joann Sanderlin plan to write a sequel to Journey to Little Rock where Domino is the central character.

Many regional bookstores and Arkansas state parks carry the author's books.  Other non-bookstore locations where Domino can be purchased include:

  • Arkansas Children's Hospital Gift Shop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Baptist Health Center Gift  Shop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Baptist Health Center Gift  Shop, North Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
  • White River Medical Center Gift Shop, Batesville, Arkansas.
  • Coker-Hampton Drug Co & Gift Shop, Stuttgart, Arkansas.
  • Too Cute, Inc., Stuttgart, Arkansas.
  • Dee's Treasure Chest, Lake Village, Arkansas.
  • Sugar Creek Kids, Piggott, Arkansas.
  • Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum Gift Shop, Piggott, Arkansas.
  • Morrilton KOA, Morrilton, Arkansas.
  • Dallas County Museum, Fordyce, Arkansas.
  • Cliff House Restaurant, Jasper, Arkansas.
  • Starving Artist Restaurant, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • The Flower Shop, Smackover, Arkansas.
  • Forest Hill Restaurant, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
  • Eureka Springs KOA, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
  • Mule Cantina Restaurant, Magnolia, Arkansas.
  • Bargain Outlet, Hamburg, Arkansas.
  • Java Joes Coffee and Gifts, Heber Springs, Arkansas.
  • Magic Springs KOA, Hot Springs, Arkansas.
  • Don Quixote's Restaurant, Calico Rock, Arkansas.
  • The Corner Pharmacy & Gift Shop, Ashdown, Arkansas.
  • Beard Drug, Star City, Arkansas.
  • Low's Pharmacy, Brinkley, Arkansas.
  • House of Treasures, Jasper, Arkansas.
  • Sandra's Hallmark, Glenwood, Arkansas.
  • Sun Country Inn, Mena, Arkansas.
  • The Peabody Gift Shop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Brown's Country Store & Restaurant, Benton, Arkansas.
  • Biggers Bed & Breakfast, Hardy, Arkansas.
  • IMAX Entertainment Complex, Branson Missouri.
  • Toy Up, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Funky Monkey, Van Buren, Arkansas.
  • School Squared, Bentonville, Arkansas.
  • Capitol Gift Shop, Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Cotton and Kudzu Mall, Helena, Arkansas
  • Robin Hood's Florist, Marianna, Arkansas
  • Pink 'N Blue Avenue, Magnolia, Arkansas
  • Also available at most libraries and on Amazon.com.