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November 2017

I Danced With Crazy Horse, by Sylvia S. Colombo   Sylvia S. Colombo, District 1, Topeka, announces that copies of her book, I Danced With Crazy Horse, published by One Who Sees Far Publishing Company, is currently available for sale at these retailers: Washburn University's Ichabod Shop in Topeka; Emporia State University Bookstore, Emporia; Raven Bookstore, Lawrence; White Dove Bookstore, Wichita; Darnell's Antiques in Mayetta; and at Kansas Originals Market, both at the E. Topeka rest-stop on the Kansas Turnpike and at the shop at I-70 exit #206, near Wilson. Copies are also available for purchase online.
   This work is a tribute to the great Lakota Chief Crazy Horse, personal experiences of the author and wisdom of the Spirit Grandmothers of This Galaxy. 11/14/2017

October 2017

2017 InscapeStep Outside Your Comfort Zone   Barbara Brady, District 1, Topeka, had her short story "Splash of Fame" published in the new collection of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Barbara is honored that she has had ten stories chosen for publication in Chicken Soup collections. In Spring, 2017 Barbara also had her story "Misfits" included in the 2017 edition of Inscape Literary Journal. Yearly submissions for the journal are chosen and published by Washburn University English majors, who receive class credit for their book production work. 10/20/2017

September 2017

A Home in America, by Eunice BoeveEunice Boeve, District 6, Phillipsburg, has a new middle grade novel, A Home in America. Published by Rowe Publishing, it is about a Volga German family who leave Russia in 1893, and settle in Kansas. For more information about Boeve see Books by Eunice Boeve. 9/30/2017
Duane R. Johnson   Duane R. Johnson, current District 1 president, Evolution's Promise, by Duane R. JohnsonTopeka, announces that he has published a print version of his book of poetry, Evolution's Promise: Meditations of a Magical Thinker in paperback, print-on-demand, from amazon.com The book has been available previously an a Kindle download. People can read about and order this work on its Amazon page and link to ordering information from the book's Facebook page. Duane often presents work from this book as spoken-word poetry at poetry readings. 9/2/2017
Ronda Miller  Ronda Miller, currnet District 2 president, Lawrence, had a new one-hour+ conversation on "Talk With Me," LawrenceHits.com radio, with hostess Marcia Epstein. The interview was recorded on August 29, 2017, and is now available online as streaming audio. Ronda enjoys wandering the high plateau of northwest Kansas where the Arikaree Breaks whisper late into the sunset and scream into blizzards & thunderstorms. She is District President & State Vice President for Kansas Authors Club. As a life coach, she specializes in working with those who have lost someone to homicide. She also provides care for young children, specializing with those who have special needs. Ronda has poetry in numerous online and hard copy publications as well as at The Smithsonian Institute Archives. Miller’s books of poetry include Going Home: Poems from My Life, MoonStain, and WaterSigns (Meadowlark Books, June 2017). Gun Memories,, a memoir, is coming soon. Ronda generously shares life experience & expertise through her work & life. 9/2/2017

August 2017

Jannet Jenkins-Stotts  Janet Jenkins-Stotts, District 1, Topeka, had a new nearly-one-hour conversation on "Talk With Me," LawrenceHits.com radio, with hostess Marcia Epstein. The interview was recorded on August 24, 2017, and is now available online as streaming audio. Janet discussed some gritty life experiences which have affected her personal outlook on life, her love of writing, and her new passion for poetry...especially spoken-word poetry, which she has been writing and sharing regularly at First Wednesday Open Mic, at NOTO Buritto, 822 N. Kansas Ave., Topeka. (Sign-up begins at 6:30 PM and readings begin at 7:00 PM.) Jan also mentioned her novel, The Orchid Garden, available on Amazon.com, and her plans for a chapbook of her newest poetry. 8/25/2017

June 2017

Inscape 2017Barbara Brady, District 1, Topeka, announces that Inscape 2017, the newly-published literary journal of Topeka's Washburn University, includes her short story "Misfits." She mentions being surprised and impressed that many of the contributors are from other states, and feels really honored to be included. 6/30/2017 
Maril Crabtree   Maril Crabtree, District 2, Mission, announces publication of her first full-length poetry collection, Firefliesin the Gathering Dark Fireflies in the Gathering Dark, by Maril Crabtree(Kelsay Books, 2017). She will read with Alarie Tennille at the Thomas Zvi Wilson Reading Series, Johnson County Resource Library in Overland Park, on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 6:00 pm. Sample poems may be viewed at her web site or as linked from amazon.com. 6/14/2017 
Jillian Dunlay  Jillian Dunlay, District 2, Overland Park, finds herself writing seriously as a teenager. Her debut novel, Untamed, a 280-page dystopian thriller, climbs the charts on Amazon.com.
Untamed, by Jillian Dunlay   Her novel's plot is about five teens whose lives unexpectedly shift when they discover they were genetically modified for government use. The book was released on April 25, 2017, in paperback and Kindle eBook formats and has sold over 120 copies. Dunlay will be a sophomore at Blue Valley West High School next fall. Jillian is gaining followers on gain nearly 9,400 followers on Instagram, and a growing fan base on Facebook and Twitter. You can also read about Jillian and her writing on her web site. 6/9/2017

February 2017

    Cathy Callen, District 2, Lawrence, read from Words in Rows, Poetry and Prose, at Ellen Plumb's City Bookstore in Emporia in the afternoon on Kansas Day, January 29, 2017, along with 18 other Kansas writers who also read from their books. 2/10/2017
   Yvonne Evie Green, District 1, Topeka, has had her story, "Nature's Classroom," accepted for publication in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers edition, to be published in April, 2017. 2/12/2017
Chicken Soup, Random ActsChicken Soup, Joys of Christmas   Vicki Julian, District 2, Lawrence, has a story in the February 2017 release of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness. This is her fourth entry into one of their anthologies, with last December being the third: in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas. Vicki is about to finish the book of memoirs for her church's 150th anniversary, with Micki Carroll doing all the formatting and design. 2/10/2017

January 2017

   Annette Hope Billings, District 1, Topeka, shared her poetry during the YWCA Network Lunch on January 25, 2017. 1/31/2017
    Hazel Hart, District 2, Emporia, shared her childhood memory, "What's in a Name?" in Kaw Valley Senior Monthly, Vol. 16, No. 7, p. 35, in the "Memories Are Forever," column, edited by Tom Mach, District 2, Lawrence. 1/1/2017
    Roy Bird, District 1, Auburn, was featured in the CJ Extra section of the January 25, 2017, Topeka Capital-Journal. The article, "Author keeps Kansas history alive," by Jessica Cole, includes a Question-and-Answer conversation with Bird about his work for the Kansas State Library, his love of local/regional history, the many books about such history he has written, and a literary list of Bird's writing, including two recent titles written to bolster a love of local history in younger readers. 1/31/2017

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