Wyatt Townley’s work has been read by Garrison Keillor on NPR, featured by Ted Kooser in his American Life in Poetry column, and published in journals ranging from The Paris Review to Newsweek. She won a Master Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Kansas Arts Commission to complete her latest book of poems, The Afterlives of Trees (Woodley Press), selected as a Kansas Notable Book. Other books of poetry include The Breathing Field (Little, Brown) and Perfectly Normal (The Smith); books of nonfiction, Yoganetics: Be Fit, Healthy, and Relaxed One Breath at a Time (HarperCollins) and Kansas City Ballet: The First Fifty Years (Kansas City Star Books).
Wyatt served as a frequent literature panelist for the Kansas Arts Commission and in 2003 was invited to help establish the State Poet Laureate position. A founding board member of The Writers Place, and for years a visiting author with Young Audiences, she serves on the board of the Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education.
Wyatt also writes offbeat picture books. They use the same muscles as poetry, and she is determined to see them into print.
For more information on Wyatt’s books, visit her website at www.WyattTownley.com.
Today Rosen Publishing released three more titles from Heartlander writers: Kansas Past and Present by Diane Bailey, Colorado Past and Present by Bridget Heos, and Kentucky Past and Present by Colleen Ryckert Cook.
This is Diane’s ninth book with Rosen. Her next two titles will be out January 2011. Bridget has nine books with Rosen as well. This is Colleen’s first book with Rosen. The company will release two more titles by her in January 2011.
In August, Rosen Publishing released two new books written by Diane Bailey: High School Musicals: Scenery and Set Design and High School Musicals: Stage Management and Production.
In January 2010, Diane will have three more releases through Rosen: Tennessee: Past and Present; Venus and Serena Williams; and Great Moments at the World Cup. Her book Kansas: Past and Present will be out in August 2010. Congratulations, Diane!
Congratulations to Mary Schulte on her latest releases! Mary works as a photo editor and children’s book reviewer at The Kansas City Star and has nonfiction and fiction books published through Children’s Press/Scholastic, KidHaven Press, and Mason Crest.
Lisa Wade McCormick is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience as a newspaper reporter and investigative television producer. She’s worked for The Independence Examiner, The Greeley Tribune, and KCTV. Her stories have won numerous awards, including two Emmy’s and the I.R.E. Medal for outstanding investigative reporting. (Read more…)
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.
Judy Schuler’s children’s book, Foxes for Kids, is now out of print, but still available on Amazon. She has published short stories and articles in magazines such as Scholastic Scope, Boys’ Quest, Grit, and Writers’ Journal. She currently does free-lance editing online. She currently does freelance editing from her website, www.editsonline.com.