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Author Reading & Discussion Panel

The Body on the Bed by Leonard Krishtalka: Reporter Mary Fanning finds the body on the bed, poisoned. Mary finds the body on the bed in the house next door. Smart, tough and inquisitive, she covers the murder trial as the first woman reporter for the Kansas Daily Tribune. Amid the upheaval of post-Civil War Lawrence, she unravels the diabolical plots and desperate lives that led to three dead bodies and a shocking last act.

Posts of a Mid-Century Kid by Ann Vigola Anderson: Anderson takes us on a journey to 1950s and 60s Kansas and treats the reader to hometown cooking in her tasty memoir Posts of a Mid-Century Kid. With humor and richly crafted details, she chronicles her mid-century childhood, offering a sampling of another era. This delightful and mischievous memoir advocates coloring vividly outside of the lines!

The Bug Diary by Amber Fraley: When Freshman Kymer Charvat indulges in recreational drugs with her new friends, an on-campus ghost hands her a mystery to solve. When another on-campus ghost, naturalist and professor Lewis Lynsey Dyche, gives Kymer a second clue to aid in her quest to identify the mystery bee in Flora’s bug diary, classifying the mystery bee becomes Kymer’s main drive.

Murder at the Galvez by Kathleen Kaska: Eighteen years after discovering the murdered body of her grandfather in the foyer of the historic Galvez Hotel, reporter Sydney Lockhart returns to Galveston, Texas to cover a story. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery.

The Jayhawker Cleveland by David Hann: A legend in his own time, Marshall Cleveland rode into Leavenworth alone in June, 1861 to view his own “Wanted Dead or Alive” poster. No one in that town of 12,000 inhabitants, nor any soldiers from Fort Leavenworth, attempted to collect the reward, and Cleveland rode slowly out of town.

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And The Question Was: WHO IS A REVIEWER?

There are FOUR kinds of reviews an author can receive APPLES, ORANGES, PEARS, AND PEACHES.

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A SHORT HISTORY OF PUBLISHING

Reading a book without paper or ink! How incredible is that!  If you suggested the possibility of eBooks in the 15th century, you might have been burned at the stake as a witch!

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CIPHERING THE CRYSTAL BALL OF FUTURE BOOK SALES

Local bookstores were just beginning to make a come-back from the 2008-9 Big Recession, when the pandemic blew writers and booksellers dreams away.

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DESPERATE AUTHORS TURN TO FANTASTICAL EBOOK MARKETING MEASURES!

Get those creative juices flowing because marketing during the pandemic is going to take moxi! While marketing books has always been a challenging task for authors, the publishing industry is in turmoil now. Due to COVID 19, shipping and handling are a big problem with average book shipments now 22 – 30 days. This is having a major impact on the availability of some books through distributors like Amazon. In spite of this, intrepid authors are still marketing their books. Here are some tid-bits and tips to help:

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PLATFORM: def –

These are ongoing activities that really cannot begin until a writer has developed their platform. The author platform is like a house woven of words. Those words make one author distinct from another — each author’s special pattern-of-patter making each house unique, so to speak. An author platform provides a structure the author can then begin to fill. Words — like living room furniture that reflect one’s tastes — decorate the platform and call to passerbys, “Hello! Something’s interesting here!”

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Publish During a Pandemic?

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Words are Contagious: Call for Submissions

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Traveling in Books: Appropriation in Literature: Who are you to write about that?

One way of working for change is to voice your perspective, to write about it. It is true that the voices heard most loudly are those of people in power, and they may use their loud voices to convince others of the perspective that benefits them, and might even convince others to act against their own self-interest. But sometimes writers who write outside of their personal experience expose the wrong-doings of people in power.

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Traveling in Books: NetGalley Reviews

NetGalley can be used both pre- and post-publication. Around 500,000 reviewers and media professionals worldwide use the site to discover new books.

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