Thursday, April 12, 2018

Columnist Book Signing Scheduled

Article from the April 11, 2018, issue of The Mena Star.

In December 2017, Richard Lawry published his second book in the Devotionals From a Small Town series titled In the Fog. He will be signing his books at the Mena Wal-Mart on Sunday, April 15, from Noon till 3 P.M.

Richard Lawry was born in 1956 in Madison, Tennessee, while his parents were attending Madison College. He grew up along the Front Range in Colorado, attending schools in Longmont, Brighton, Boulder and Loveland, Colorado. Two years after graduating from Campion Academy, he married his sweetheart, Regina. They lived in Loveland, Colorado for six years before moving to Mena in western Arkansas.

He loves the people of Mena and the friendly easy going way of life there. He has owned and operated his own business since moving to Mena. Richard enjoys the natural beauty of western Arkansas and being out of doors. In 2008 he started writing a blog, An Arkie's Musings, that he continues today.

In December 2015, the editor of The Mena Star called Richard and outlined a plan that she had for the newspaper in the new year. She was planning on a weekly column for the religion page written by a local writer instead of using a syndicated column. From reading Richard's blog, she knew that he often wrote on spiritual topics. She asked him if he would be willing to commit to writing a weekly column. He agreed, and the new column, An Arkie’s Faith, premiered on January 7, 2016.

Richard has used personal experiences, local events, and national news as a way to bring out spiritual truths in his column. In March 2017 he published his first book, titled The Little Things.

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