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Rodesky, Angie

Rodesky, Angie

Angie Rodesky is new to the world of writting and is currently enrolled with the Institute of Children’s Literature. She has enjoyed making up stories for her children for many years and decided to putting pen to paper, so to speak. She has written a few stories that have sparked some local interest and desires to become a published author.

Underwood, Marilyn

Underwood, Marilyn

Marilyn Underwood lives with her husband, two sons and assorted cats, dogs, and a large snake named Zoey. While she writes mostly Middle Grade and Picture Books, she has had a poem and an adult short story published. When not writing, she can be found reading, gardening and creating new recipes.

Ford, Sue

Ford, Sue

Sue Ford has sold over 130 magazine pieces for children and adults. Sue writes for children under her maiden name, Susan Uhlig. She has been an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for 18 years. She also is an instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature. Sue’s website susanuhlig.com has writing resources and recommendations of children’s books. She is currently marketing a tween novel.

Redesign and updates

Redesign and updates

Welcome to the redesign of the Heartland Writers for Kids & Teens website! With it comes some new features: — A new domain name: heartlandwriters.com. The current/old names still work as well. — Quotes have been added to the bottom of the site. — Members’ Facebook and Twitter accounts have been added to their profiles (if available). — HWKT is now running on WordPress 2.7. Many, many thanks to Shontail Lewis for loaning me her children for the base site…

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How to Get Your Book on the Library Shelf

How to Get Your Book on the Library Shelf

A Panel Discussion & Manuscript Critique Session January 17, 2009 Panel Discussion: 10:00 a.m. – noon Critique Session: Noon – 2:00 p.m. North Kansas City Public Library 2251 Howell St, Kansas City, MO 64116 Are you a writer? Have you ever wondered: — How librarians decide what books to buy? — What you can to do promote your current book to libraries and their patrons? — How you might tailor future books to better appeal to the library market? Find…

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Pistorius, Nancy

Pistorius, Nancy

Nancy Pistorius of Lawrence, Kansas, has published award-winning fiction, poetry, essays, and feature articles in more than seventy-five different literary and mass-market publications, including WOMAN’S DAY, COSMOPOLITAN, and CHICAGO TRIBUNE. She has an MA in English/Literature from the University of Illinois and also attended schools in England (London) and Florida. Her most recent honor was the 2009 Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award (Fiction). She is currently working on a Middle-Grade novel. You can find her in various places on the…

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True, Jane

True, Jane

Jane True has several non-fiction pieces published in journals or anthologies, including Exceptional Parent magazine and Advance Radiology Journal. She is the editor of the Mirror, a quarterly international publication supporting families affected by duplications of the 15th chromosome. She is currently working on her first major fiction manuscript, a YA novel titled My Skiing Sister.

Tetzlaff, Jeana

Tetzlaff, Jeana

Jeana Tetzlaff is currently working on a middle grade novel that is realism-fantasy. She has several short stories published in holiday anthologies for kids, published in Grit, Ethanol Today and in the GladstoneDispatch. She is a member of the Northland Critique group at the Woodneath Library. She lives in Gladstone, MO.

Stuber, Barb

Stuber, Barb

Barb’s novel CROSSING THE TRACKS, is published by Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. Release date – July 6, 2010. She also has both fiction and non-fiction accepted for publication in CRICKET MAGAZINE. Barb is represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown Ltd., a New York based literary agency representing writers since 1914. When not writing, Barbara is an art museum docent at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. She lives in Kansas City with her family….

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