Author Inspires Children to Get Out of their Bubble with “Duddle”


Jordan Nichols, 25, wrote a book seven years ago. It wasn’t until 2017, however, that she rediscovered her composition and decided to move forward with its publication.

Nichols, the daughter of Ricky and Renea Bryan of Mansfield, is a 2012 graduate of Union Christian Academy in Fort Smith, AR. She attended and graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Economics.

She and her husband, Darryl, have a three month old daughter, Phoebe Snow.

The book, “Duddle the Traveling Bubble,” is based on Nichols travels as a student to Australia. “I studied abroad and I wanted to write a book to inspire children to get out of their bubble,” explained Nichols.

Nichols set the book aside, and didn’t consider moving forward with it’s publication until a few years ago. She was going through the files on her computer when she came across the composition. “I thought, I need to do something with this, I worked pretty hard on it.”

And, she did. Nichols handed off the manuscript to a friend and published author, Alicia Green. “I knew she would tell me the truth, if it was good or not. She said it was, and helped me with it.” Green’s husband, Chris, ultimately did the illustrations for Nichols’ book.

In January of 2019, Nichols book was published on Amazon. She plans to add to Duddle’s adventures with other books inspired from her travels. If you are interested in checking out her children’s book, you can click HERE.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Mansfield native, with roots in Scott County. Daughter, sister, wife and Christian. Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; 20+ years experience in the news.

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