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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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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 Gravette and are owners of Cloud 9 Mattress Outlet in Bentonville.

BJ enjoys spending time with her growing family that now includes 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. 

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

Find out more a Amazon's Author Page link below.


Speaking Dates:

Wednesday, June 4th

Keynote Speaker-Kirksville 

Women's Connect 

Family Life Center

100 W. Mary St.

Kirksville, MO 63501



Keokuk, IA

June 6th


Thursday, June 6th

Speaker for Tri-State Women's


United Presbyterian Church

102 Main St., Keokuk, IA


Kirksville, MO

June 3rd


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Pine Bluff, AR

Nov. 16


Thur. Nov. 16, 2023:

Featured & Keynote Speaker

CWC Pine Bluff

1100 W. 46th Ave

Pine Bluff, AR 71603

8:00 am

Harrison, AR

Jan. 9


Tue. Jan. 9, 2024:

Keynote Speaker

Harrison's Women's Connection


1515 Pioneer Dr.

Harrison, AR 72601

Branson, MO

Jan. 10


Wed. Jan. 10, 2024:

Keynote Speaker

Branson's Women's



142 Club House Dr.

Branson, MO 65616


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