Craft a Picture Book Biography Concept to submission-ready manuscript Online program Event: Nonfiction Writers Intensive (NWI) 16-week online program via Zoom video communications, Canvas learning management, and Slack collaboration and chat systems Participants will be given access, instruction, and support for use of these tools. Dates: Thursday evenings, January 17, 2019 – May 9, 2019 Times: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CST Cost: $320 (scholarships available; email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire) Instructors: Jenn Bailey and Tessa Elwood Class Size: 20 Number of Sessions: Sixteen…
Heartlander Traci Sorell will have her KC area launch event for We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga, her debut picture book, on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the brand new Monticello branch of Johnson County Public Library in Shawnee, KS. Books will be available for purchase. https://www.jocolibrary.org/events/when-women-speak-meet-author-traci-sorell
Heartlander Alastair Heim has two events coming up over the next two weeks, the first in St. Louis, and the second in Kansas City. Here are the details: The Novel Neighbor (St. Louis) – Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 4:00-5:30… https://thenovelneighbor.com/event/childrens-author-alastair-heim-the-great-puppy-invasion/ Story Time in the Village (Prairie Village Shops) – Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 from 10:00-11:30… https://shawneemissionpost.com/2018/04/19/introducing-story-time-in-the-village-70853
Listen and follow along as Wyatt Townley reads her poem “The Blue Hat” from literary journal “The Common”: bit.ly/2vtBZa2
Congratulations to Heartlander Jennifer Brown! Her young adult novel, HATE LIST (Little Brown, 2009), is a final nominee for the 2011-2012 Gateway Award, given by the Missouri Association of School Libraries. The winner of the annual Gateway Readers Award is selected by students in grades nine through twelve. Her latest novel, BITTER END, was released this past May from Little Brown.
Ann Ingalls and Maryann Macdonald welcomed family, friends and fans at their February 13 release party for Little Piano Girl. Congratulations again!
Reviews have started coming in for Heartlander Roderick Townley’s newest middle-grade novel A BITTER MAGIC! • “Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, and an appealing heroine.” – Kirkus Reviews • “A magical adventure with a fascinating setting that will please most middle graders looking for spooky fantasy.” – School Library Journal • “Cisley is an immensely likable heroine who will attract readers.” – Booklist Come celebrate with Roderick at one of these upcoming events: 1. KC LAUNCH PARTY: Saturday,…
Congrats to Heartlander Anola Pickett as her new novel CALLAHAN CROSSROADS gets ready to launch! Here are two opportunities to join in the celebration: CALLAHAN CROSSROADS CALENDAR Launch Party * 1 pm * Sat., July 11 MYSTERYSCAPE BOOKSTORE Celebrate Anola’s latest book. Listen to ukelele songs from World War I, hear excerpts from the book and enjoy lemonade and cookies! Mysteryscape 7309 W 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 (913) 649-0000 “In the Know” Program * 2 pm * Sun., July 19 WORLD WAR I MUSEUM & MEMORIAL Join Anola and…
Authors Anola Pickett and Charlotte Adelsperger were classroom presenters at Mill Creek Elementary School in Shawnee Mission School District on February 17, 2012. Left: Charlotte visits with fourth graders after her presentation. Right: Anola and Charlotte at the school’s Creative Communication Workshop event, as Anola displays her children’s novel, Wasatch Summer.
Anola Pickett is pleased to announce the Kansas City launch of her historical middle grade novel Wasatch Summer will be Friday, May 20 at our wonderful independent bookstore The Reading Reptile. She also will answer questions about “Writing Believable Historical Characters” during ICL’s Writer’s Retreat next week, April 19-21. Drop in and ask her a question at institutechildrenslit.net.