Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Rocking Horse is a winner in the 20th annual Writers’ Digest Self-Published category.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The panel of Gennifer Albin, author of Crewel, and Lenore Appelhans, author of the forthcoming Level Two, will be moderated by Bethany Hagen, author of Landry Park, also forthcoming. The trio will be speaking on Drama and Dystopia.
Sidonia’s Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America is a memoir about the lives of two women, a mother and daughter, who come to Springfield, Massachusetts on their own after World War II to build a new life. With no other family, except each other, they build a world that revolves around the mother’s remarkable talent as fashion designer and seamstress while the daughter serves as her dutiful model
Hanna Perlstein Marcus, the author of Sidonia's Thread, will speak at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 27, at the Jewish Community Campus, 5801 W 115th, Overland Park. Marcus' website and blog at http://sidoniasthread.com.
Marty is a safety and disaster expert and does seminars all around the country! Join us for great tips and ways to build awareness this holiday season to keep everyone safe and sound!
Shawnee Books and Toys is at 7311 Quivira in Shawnee. More at www.bookandtoynet.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Now, 24 years after her death, her book titled Peggy of the Flint Hills: A Memoir is being published by Woodley Press, of Topeka.
The book will be introduced next month with special readings by Washburn University English professor Eric McHenry and Dotty Hanger, Greene’s daughter.
The events will take place at 4 p.m. Dec. 6 at Mabee Library on the Washburn University campus, near S.W. 19th and MacVicar, and at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.
More in the Capital-Journal article at Peggys memoirs
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
On a snowy Christmas Eve, a fierce cat named Kitty Claws rules over a family of starving mice, keeping them from the tempting treats left out for Santa. But, when the father mouse rescues Kitty Claus from danger, their relationship is transformed from one of adversity to a new bond of mutual friendship and Christmas spirit.
Kitty Claus is a delightful story-poem of transformation, courage, and righteous behavior. With beautiful illustrations and endearing characters, this book will be a treasured addition to any family’s library.
Retail Price is $19.95; However, Preview Discount Price to friends and family is only $14.95, with free shipping! To Order: Just email the author, T. L. Needham @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
Boeve invites you to share a Christmas memory or tradition to be included in a serial story that will be featured in Kansas newspapers this winter as part of the Newspapers in Education program.
The story so far: It's 1915 and three orphans are living in New York. Two of the orphans are put on an orphan train and sent to Kansas. What happened to the third child? Read Boeve's blog, for some clues. And maybe you have a Christmas memory or tradition that will fit right in with Boeve's story.
Give it a try.
The workshop will be followed by a book chat and signing from 11 am to 1 pm. Clark had a previous book signing at The Book Barn on November 10.
"Leif and Twig are your typical eight and six year olds -- almost -- see, they are trees. But like any other youngster, they get bored just staying home and like adventure. Perhaps you should join them as they learn that staying close to home just might be good advice."
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Jones is Director of Creative Writing at Cameron University. His fiction and nonfiction has appeared in more than 20 journals. His memoir “People of the Good God” was awarded a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts in 2001, and in 2006, his essay "Laotian New Year and Its Tradition" was the result of field research for the "New Populations Project" for the Louisiana Division of the Arts Folklife Program. More at http://www.hardyjoneswriting.com
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Folsom’s newest book is Fianna, The Dark Web of the Brotherhood. More about Folsom’s other books in an article in the Wyandotte Daily News at www.wyandottedailynews.com and see Folsom’s website at www.helenwalshfolsom.com.
The amazingly prolific author McCoy teaches during the day, and takes up his pencil and paper (or more likely his laptop computer) at night. Cheryl Nelsen’s great article about McCoy appears in the newest Kansas! Magazine. The photographs by Eric Benjamin are darned good, too.
McCoy’s next book, out in 2013, will be the start of a new series, Of Grave Concern, An Ophelia Wylde Mystery. Check out Kansas! Magazine at http://kansasmag.com. More about McCoy at http://www.maxmccoy.com.
Authors Nancy Julien Kopp and Eunice Boeve range far and wide in both topics and genre. There is no shortage of skill, expertise, and knowledge in creating works to delight every reader.
(And interviewer Cynthia Harris has talents of her own – read the interviews.)
The new photographic history is by Joe H. Vaughan Jr. The softcover 128-page book, Kansas City, Kansas," was published by Arcadia Publishing in its Images of America series.
See the article on the Wyandotte Daily News website at http://www.wyandottedailynews.com
The history of how the book came into existence is told in an article in The Leavenworth Times at http://www.leavenworthtimes.com/article/20121116/NEWS/121119411.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
On his schedule is Watermark Books and Café, 4701 E. Douglas, in Wichita at 7 pm on Friday, November 16. Then it's on to Tulsa and Joplin, returning at 12 noon, on Sunday, November 18 at Shawnee Books and Toys, 6311 Quivira, and at 8 pm on Sunday, November 18, at Ad Astra Books and Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe in Salina.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
You’ll hear about an exciting new book, with readings from Barnett, refreshments, and music, music, music from pianist Brady Calvert – both jazz selections and old favorites (some may be the same).
“Barnett's new novel, Jazz Town is the exciting, amazing and sometimes heartbreaking story of the free-and-easy days of prohibition, crime, and the birth of the jazz age in Kansas City and how one Jewish family managed to assimilate into the culture. The names of real people may be recognized though of course the story is fiction.”
Read more at Beth's Everything Blog.
Jazz Town is available at The American Jazz Museum and in book form and ebooks at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Mirriam-Goldberg, the current Poet Laureate of Kansas, will read from her newest work, her first novel, The Divorce Girl. She is the author of 14 previous books, including Landed, a poetry collection, and The Sky Begins at Your Feet, a memoir. She is the founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College. See her website at http://carynmirriamgoldberg.com
Huckabee shares his letters to his grandchildren, Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family and the Things That Matter Most at 3:30 pm on Friday, November 16, at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO. Events hosted by Rainy Day Books. See website for ticket admission information
You can catch the author, Jeremy Deckard, at several book signing events during November and December. For the complete list, see https://hammerpub89.com
Thursday, November 8, 2012
And here’s my dilemma – what to read first? There are about fifteen prose articles or stories, about fifteen poetry selections, and a number in the art catageory, both paintings and photographs (sometimes it’s hard to tell which is which, they are so skillfully done.) The copies have arrived from the printers, and people who have pre-ordered are receiving their orders.
You can buy a copy at the launch, where you’ll also have an opportunity to hear several of the contributors, or if you just can’t get there, you can order online at http://www.wppress.org/main/purchase.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A reception with hot beverages (probably a special treat for the brisk fall weather) and snacks will follow the reading at the Gazebo by the lake.
As 1862 dawned, the American republic was at death's door. The federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union’s top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy—with its booming economy, expert military leadership, and commanding position on the battlefield—had a clear view to victory. To a remarkable extent, the survival of the country depended on the judgment, cunning, and resilience of the unschooled frontier lawyer who had recently been elected president.
von Drehle is the author of Triangle, a history of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire. See www.watermarkbooks.com for more information about this event.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Monday, November 5, 2012
Offered as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning series, Explaining the Perplexing Thomas Jefferson will be on the schedule at Ottawa April 9, 16, and 23, 2013 — all Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The site will be the campus of the University of Ottawa.
Norm Ledgin is the “explainer” for these courses. This will be the fifth on this topic he has taught since early last year. Ledgin says he was “floored” by response to his latest presentation at Maple Woods Community College, Clay County, MO, where some evaluations indicated the six-hour course “should be longer.”
NOTE: Ledgin is the author of several books about Jefferson. His latest, Sally of Monticello: Founding Mother, is available from www.amazon.com
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Andrea Warren’s website at www.andreawarren.com.
From 8-10 am Deckard will be at the University Book Store at Pittsburg State University, and from 11 am to 1 pm at the Mall Deli, 202 E Centennial Drive. Later in the afternoon, from 2-4 pm, Deckard will be at the Parsons Public Library, 311 S. 17th Street. See Parsons Public Library.
Deckard is a sports correspondent and baseball blogger for the Topeka Capital-Journal, and an (almost) lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs. More at Capital City Cubbie.
Olivia is celebrating her new book, Olivia and the Fairy Princesses. In costume, Olivia will pose for photographs and autograph books. Go to www.rainydaybooks.com for ticket prices and admission information.
Come listen to Esther Luttrell read from her work. Why, you ask? Because it's going to be totally awesome and free and open to the public. That also means invite friends.
This event is sponsored by the ESU Creative Writing Program; the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism; Special Events Board; and Performing Arts Board.
And where? When? At 7 pm, Monday, November 5, Room 303, Plumb Hall, Emporia State University, Luttrell's website at www.estherluttrell.com
The Giving Quilt, the newest book in Chiaverini's Elm Creek Quilt Novels, is described as an "artful, inspiring novel that imagines what good would come from practicing the holiday spirit, each and every day of the year."
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Judith Bader Jones writes: “I'll be there. So happy to have a poem included in Kansas City Voices upcoming publication. Everything in life you give comes back to you. For years I served as one of the editors of this magazine, and now one of my poems finds a place in this issue. I will celebrate.”
Okay, I plagiarized that bit from Facebook, but the name of Judith Bader Jones has been added to the list that includes Natalie McAllister, prose; Jeff Tigchelaar, poetry, and Wood Dickinson, art.
Where? At the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City, MO, Public Library, 4801 Main Street. Kansas City Voices is the publication of Whispering Prairie Press, www.wppress.org
Friday, November 2, from 6-9 pm, the Grand Opening of Prospero’s Uptown Books, at 3600 Broadway, #107, in Kansas City, MO.
Live music by The Sexy Accident, Art Opening by Stirling Witt, 65,000 Books, LPs, CDs, Comix and Movies (oodles of safe, convenient parking) - right across the street from the Uptown Theater.
After Party @ minibar (one of KCs great new watering holes!) - anyone purchasing $10 in books will receive 1/2 off drinks at the Minibar.
NOTE: This is fantastic news. Prospero’s new location is within spitting distance of The Writers’ Place at 3607 Pennsylvania.