Reaching Readers

River Read 2012 was a great success! Over 500 students from the Park Hill School District attended. It was great to see this event return to Park University as a way to encourage students to read more and to interact with local authors.

I enjoyed talking with the students and telling them more about the history research behind A Voice for Kanzas. It’s always fun for me to be able to connect with young readers.

I have several upcoming appearances on my calendar, but most are for adult groups. I’m eager to do more school and library visits for kids! If you’d like a classroom, library, or youth group author visit, please see my “Appearances” page for more information.

3-2-1 Launch!

A Voice for Kanzas was officially launched on 2/25/2012! A nice crowd turned out for the event, and a fair number of books went out into the world that day. Many thanks to Diane and Jim Langdon, Steve and Diane Holthaus, and Teresa and Jeff Amis for their help. Click on the gallery below to see some pictures of the event, including the beautiful cake!


March 7 is World Read Aloud Day!

Help celebrate World Read Aloud Day by sharing a book with a child.

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I’ll be using SKYPE to share some passages from A Voice for Kanzas with Ms. Mozer’s class in Greenwich, Connecticut! I’ll read a little, then have some time for the students to ask questions and visit with me. I think it will be a great way to celebrate!

How will you celebrate the day?

It’s a book birthday!

This is it: The official release day of A Voice for Kanzas! The book launch party last Saturday was fun (photos forthcoming), but it’s exciting to finally reach the day I’ve been waiting for all these months.

I’m excited to finally be able to celebrate the release of my book, and I’m thrilled that Cynthia Leitich Smth has featured me and the book on her wonderful blog, Cynsations. Here is a link to my interview there! I’ve already received some congratulations messages from friends who have seen it. I hope you will check it out, too.