Author Reading: Little Magpie and The Wild Pony Hunt by Sue Snow (Marilyn Johnson)

January 26, 2018

Independence, Kansas author Marilyn Johnson, writing under the pen name Sue Snow has published her first children's book "Little Magpie and the Wild Pony Hunt.

She is currently working on "Little Magpie and Honey," book 2 of Little Magpie and Honey Adventures. This is the story of Little Magpie and her pony Honey. She discovers that her pony is highly intelligent, is a comedian and a jokester. She trains Honey first with verbal and then with hand commands much like we train dogs. Honey plays lots of tricks on the Magpie, Broken Tooth, the medicine man and the entire village during their sessions, all the while snickering in laughter at her clever tricks! Little Magpie then discovers that Honey is attuned to her Dream Walking so she trains her to hear nonverbal commands without hand signals.

 The book centers on the two of them working together in two separate events. The first one wins the freedom of a young mother whose toddler was drowning. The warrior Black Snake of the Yellow Bear Eaters rescue the young boy and, as a prize for the rescue, claim the mother for his wife. Little Magpie and Honey trick him by getting him to agree to a wager that the warrior thinks he is sure to win. The second event is a rescue by Little Magpie and Honey of a little girl, Yellow Flower, of the People of the Deer who is kidnapped by the Badger People. After the rescue, the two are pursued through the Painted Mountains by the Badgers, as they try to steal back the child, and by Black Snake who wants revenge on Little Magpie and Honey. As they continue on their dangerous journey, Little Magpie tells Yellow Flower many stories of their People and how Grandmother Moon and Grandfather Sun shaped the mountains and the tall hoodoos they are traveling through.

Her book Little Magpie and The Wild Pony Hunt 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: Marilyn Johnson, pen name Sue Snow

January 26, 2018

Marilyn Johnson has been active in literary arts for several years. She is a member of the Kansas Authors Club and is the Publicity and Writers in the Community Chairs. She has also served as Secretary for District 3, southeast Kansas of the Kansas Authors Club and is presently the Membership Chair for District 3. Besides the book Little Magpie and the Wild Pony Hunt, she is working on a sequel to that book as well as an adult time travel book, "Dancing In Time" book one of her Time Keeper series. Marilyn and her husband Ace of 17 years owned and operated Glencliff Farm Bed Breakfast and Spa for five years. She ran the day spa and trained several massage therapists over the years, offering a full range of day spa packages. She and her husband sold the Bed and Breakfast in 2004 and Marilyn resumed a private massage practice in Independence until 2014 during which time she retired and has worked on her writing full time since then. In 2017 she organized the Independence Inksmith Writers group that meets every 4th Saturday of each month at 11:00 at Ane Maes Coffee and Sandwich shop in Independence. Each meeting features a program with guest speaker on one of the many areas of writing from fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, journalism, self-publishing and social media marketing just to name a few. The meetings are open to the public and there are neither dues nor formal membership.

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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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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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 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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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Elizabeth The Brave Osage Indian - Episode 4

September 1, 2017

This is the eighth 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Elizabeth The Brave Osage Indian - Episode 3

September 1, 2017

This is the seventh 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Elizabeth The Brave Osage Indian - Episode 2

September 1, 2017

This is the sixth 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Elizabeth The Brave Osage Indian - Episode 1

September 1, 2017

This is the fifth 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 4

August 30, 2017

This is the fourth 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 3

August 30, 2017

This is the third 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 2

August 30, 2017

This is the second 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

Sayers Ace Hardware, 314 N Penn Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 331-1690

Ane Mae's Gifts and Goodies, 325 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301, (620) 330-9612.

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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