RADINE TREES NEHRING and husband John moved
from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to rural northwest Arkansas in 1988
after spending weekends on their Arkansas land for ten years.
Radine began writing a series of articles, essays, and stories
about the Arkansas Ozarks shortly after she and John bought
their land, and these found interested readers around the
globe. Many were collected in her first book, DEAR EARTH:
A Love Letter from Spring Hollow, initially published in
New York in 1995. When asked which of her books is her favorite,
DEAR EARTH is the one Radine names. It is still available
in print, has been published in Chinese, and also sells
well in e-book form.
says all of her writing expresses her love for the Ozarks
and when she began writing her "To Die For" traditional
mystery series in 2000, Ozarks tourist destinations were
natural settings for her.
enjoy writing about what I love and sharing these places
with readers everywhere. Both they and I experience my chosen
destinations as the story unfolds."
During her writing career, Radine also
wrote and hosted a radio program, "Arkansas Corner
Community News," for ten years. The program, as well as
all her other writing, featured unique people, places
and events in the area.
She has received many regional and
national awards, including a National Silver Falchion
for mystery writing and the Governor's Award for the
best writing about Arkansas. Radine was the 2011
inductee into the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame.