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BJ Tassin

Official Website of 

BJ Tassin, Author of the Highly Acclaimed Novel




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Available in book or



Large Print Edition

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Available in book or e-book

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Hard Cover 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

In The Press


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

link below.

News and Events




Hard Cover Edition of

Bona-Fide is available on Amazon!!!

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Speaking Dates:

Wed. June 1st, 2022:

Keynote & Featured Speaker

Kirksville Women's Connection

Family Life Center, 100 W. Mary St.

 Kirksville, MO 63501  12:00pm


Thur. June 2nd, 2022:

Keynote & Featured Speaker.  United Presbyterian

102 Main St.

Keokuk, IA  9am-1pm

Tuesday June 14th, 2022:

"Summertime Styling"

Featured & Keynote Speaker

Tulsa Women's Group. 

Embassy Suites

3332 79th Ave., Tulsa, OK



Feb. 12th

Feb. 12th 2022

Audrey's Resale Boutique

Meet the Author

10 am - 2 pm

Tulsa, OK
June 14


Kirksville, MO
June 1st

Keokuk, IA
June 2nd


Pine Bluff, AR
August 18

Thursday Aug. 18th, 2022:
CWC Luncheon
Pine Bluff Country Club
11:30am - 1:00pm
Speaker: BJ Tassin of Bella Vista, AR.
Inspirational Talk: "Detours"
BJ Tassin is the author of the book "Bona-Fide"
She will be doing a presentation of the 
story behind writing this Ozark tale.
Copies of the book will be available at the 
Event cost: $16 (inc. meal, tax and gratuity.)
For Reservations Call:
Jennifer Kekhey @ 870-540-9302

Farmington, MO
Sept. 13th

Tuesday Sept. 13th, 2022:
Keynote Speaker
Women's Connect Mineral Area Group
436 Squaw Valley Dr.
Farmington, MO 63640
9:15am - 11:00am

Farmington, MO
Wed. Sept. 14th, 2002
10 - Noon

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Thur. Sept 15th, 2022:
Featured Speaker-Weldon Springs Women's Connection
Whitmore Country Club
1100 Whitmore Dr.
Weldon Springs, MO 63304
11:00am - 1:30pm


Weldon Springs
Sept. 15th

Events Spring
Line Up


Book Signing, Author Presentations, Featured Speaker and Keynote Speaker events for 2022: Watch for more details for your area.

Centerton, Arkansas--Bentonville, Arkansas--Bella Vista, Arkansas--NE Louisiana--Central Louisiana--Southern Iowa

North, South, Central and Mid-South Missouri

NE Oklahoma.

Dates to be announced later.

Tontitown, AR

Sept. 22nd


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BONA-FIDE Bus Stopping in Tontitown, AR. for an Author visit with the Cross Point Book Club. 

Sept. 22nd, 2022

**Members Only.  Sorry, this event is at capacity. However, you can schedule a BONA-FIDE Bus Stop with Author BJ Tassin for your book club or Special Event for book signings or presentations!

BONA-FIDE Bus Stopping at the Farmington Missouri Public Library.  101 N. A. St., Farmington, MO.

Stop in and meet Author BJ Tassin and pick up an autograph author's copy of this Ozark Novel, Bona-Fide.  Bring a friend and check out what's new at your local library.


For any media inquiries, please contact BJ Tassin

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