BJ Tassin

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BJ Tassin, Author of the Highly Acclaimed Novel




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Large Print Edition

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Now Available!!

 Audio Book

Infused with original music and songs!

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This is such a wonderfully written book!  I bonded with the characters immediately and was right beside them on this journey thru the Arkansas hills. I delighted in the children's discoveries and was reminded of times past! I especially liked the spiritual references as they reflected on day to day living. -K. Roberts


This story will grab your attention quickly and keep you coming back for more.  The Arkansas accent of the wonderful narrator in the audio book makes her a believable witness to the story.  I loved the character development and twists and turns.  And the music from local artists enhanced the overall experience.  -L. Crisp

Great story with characters one could visualize.  Was written giving no hint of a proposed ending.  Would love to see it become a movie.  Refreshing. --Vicky Johnson

Totally captivating.  Bona-Fide makes you want to jump right in and meet everyone in Whisper Ridge. (At the Eat-A-Bite of course!)  I literally finished this 500+ page book in under 2 days.  I couldn't put it down.  You need to order this book, grab a good cup o' joe, sit in your favorite comfy chair and get lost in the journey along with Sassy, Earldean, Ed Earl and Learline.  You won't regret it! -Allison Bryan

You will laugh, cry and feel as if you have become part of this family as you read along. The innocence these children have is priceless and at times, hilarious!  I recommend this book to everyone that wants a great read and the ability to fall in love with each of the Bona-Fide characters. -S. Stepp

Just finished reading this book. I purchased it years ago and started reading it; however it got put aside thru several moves and was somehow forgotten--how unfortunate! It is a wonderful book! I laughed and cried out loud and absolutely could not put it down for the entire last half of the book! What a great read. -Herzogzwei



B.J. Tassin, a Louisiana native, moved to NW Arkansas with her husband Scott on the first day of 2002 after the last of her 3 children were married and off to start lives of their own.  BJ & Scott now reside in Bella Vista and are owners of Cloud 9 Mattress Outlet in Bentonville.  

BJ enjoys spending time with her growing family that now includes 8 grandchildren.  

Although BJ has had a passion for writing since a teen, other than a few poems, articles and art work published in her hometown of Monroe, La., this is her first "Bona-Fide" novel to be published.

Find out more at Amazon's Author Page

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Oct. 21


Audio Book World Release!!

Musically Infused with original songs and music from local Ozark artists!

Available NOW!!

See links below to order.








Keynote Speaker

CWC of Springfield, MO


Repurposing & making use of things and lives.

For Reservations:



Twin Oaks Country Club

1020 E. Republic Rd.

Springfield, MO

Cost $20 (program & lunch)

Copies of Bona-Fide available for purchase at event!



BJ Tassin Author of the novel Bona-Fide

Guest Speaker for Harrison's Women's Connection Brunch

10am Brunch

Woodland Baptist

1001 Gibson Rd.

Harrison, Ar

Reservations Contact:

Donna @ 870-749-2660

Lou Ann @ 870-741-4618

Tickets are $8.50

Copies of BJ's book available for purchase at event!


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