Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Callie Mae: The Adventurous Exoduster - Episode 1

December 8, 2017

This is the ninth in a series of readings from the following children's book by Independence, Kansas authors Collette Reichenberger and Judith A. Carroll.

Cameos of Courage Paperback – Unabridged, 2017

by Collette L. Reichenberger (Author), Judith A. Carroll (Author)

Cameos of Courage is set in Kansas and covers a span from the 1850's - 1870's. There are four stories within the first book of the series, Under the Cottonwood Tree. The book follows four ten-year-old girls making a home in Kansas: an abolitionist, an Osage Indian, an Exoduster, and a homesteader. Each book features a character trait the young girls develop.

The book Cameos of Courage can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Interview: Collette Reichenberger

December 8, 2017

Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger are the co-authors of two children’s historical fiction books, and their blog is found at www.onceupontheprairieblog.wordpress.com

Their books Cameos of Courage and Cameos of Strength can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

Their books are also available at Sayers Ace Hardware Inc., 314 N. Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-1690.

The books can also be purchased on amazon.

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Oral History: Jackie “Jack” Eugene Brannum

December 8, 2017

Jack Brannum was born during the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl and moved as a toddler to Russell, Kansas, home of Robert Dole. Jack graduated from Russell High School in 1951 and moved to Independence, Kansas, where he met June, his future wife. Jack joined the United States Army and is a Korean War Veteran. When Jack came back from Korea, he and June were married and they had 3 children. Jack has always tried to live his life by his father's rule: "always give them 110% to their 100%," giving them more than what is expected. Jack and June lived for a time in Pella, Iowa and this year they returned to Independence, Kansas.

Here is Jack's yearbook photo as a senior at Russell High School, class of 1951.

 

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Author Interview: Cherilyn Hindle Hearn

November 30, 2017
Wife & mother from California, been in southeast Kansas about fourteen years. Bachelors Degree from Wichita State. Written fourteen books in various genre, but women's and literary fiction is my favorite. Currently working on crime/mystery called Picasso's Son...set to be completed by November for a pitch conference in NYC. Coming soon... Black Bay Mornings (women's fiction) and Pretty Hard - From Frump City to Trophy Wife. In my spare time I love cooking, research projects and anything artsy.
 
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Author Reading: Blind and Willing Chapter 1 by Cherilyn Hindle Hearn

November 30, 2017

Blind and Willing is currently being read by publishers. We will update when purchase information becomes available.

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Stories by J. L. Warnock:Cereal

November 30, 2017

Cereal is from the book More Abraham and Isaac by J. L. Warnock, available soon. When completed the book can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

Books can also be purchased on amazon

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Author Interview: Hazel Spire

November 30, 2017

Hazel Spire was born and raised in England and she came to the US after meeting her GI husband in Iran.  Her first YA mystery, SECRET OF THE SEVENTH GATE (Royal Fireworks 2001), takes place amid the turmoil of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Her second novel, ARROWHEAD’S LOST HOARD (P3 Press 2008), is about kids finding Roman treasure on a fictional British island.

Hazel has self-published three poetry chapbooks: HOMEWARD TRACKS, TAPESTRY OF TIME, and KALEIDOSCOPE. The poems range in style, from sonnet to haiku to free verse to limerick. Subjects include family, faith, nature, and parody. 60+ pieces, printed in a variety of magazines, have won awards from Kansas Voices, Astra Arts Festival, and more.

Seven years ago, Hazel retired from full-time teaching in Texas and moved to Sedan, KS, where she is illustrating an ABC of London and writing a memoir based on recipes. Her other interests are crafts, music, photography, and reading. 

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Author Reading: Arrowhead’s Lost Hoard by Hazel Spire

November 30, 2017

Jealousy threatens to spoil Craig's summer vacation with his stepfamily in England.  But unless the kids work together, how will they find the long-hidden treasures of Arrowhead Island? From cliff top to farmhouse to castle ruins, join Craig, Tony, Kim, and Fiona on an unforgettable and exciting adventure!

In Arrowhead's Lost Hoard "Immediately, you sink right into the book and your interest is kept until the very last page.  Its clever balance of suspense and humor along with its credible characters will surely be a hit." - Jennifer Leese.

"Hazel Spire's use of imagery gives a vivid portrait of people and places in this delightful novel for young readers. I can't wait to read it to my students." - Susan See

Arrowhead's Lost Hoard can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased by contacting the author: Hazel Spire

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Six Table Stories: Brothers by James D. Fischer

November 29, 2017

This is the tenth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Six Table Stories: Nurse Jane and Nurse Allegra by James D. Fischer

November 29, 2017

This is the ninth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Six Table Stories: Toys In The Snow by James D. Fischer

November 29, 2017

This is the eighth episode of Six Table Stories. “Six Table Stories” are completely mythical, and all involve the people in a completely mythical small community known as Six Table. All the stories were written by James D. Fischer. Some of the stories began as short plays, some have been wrestled into reading shape from short stories. A few have been published, in small anthologies. The players are a gracious volunteer outfit, and the site you’re listening to is put up by the Independence, Kansas Public Library, which continues to be an adventurous outfit whose adventures have been nationally recognized.

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Blog: A Household Hint by Judy Carroll

September 8, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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