Archives for January 2011

Celebrate Kansas’ 150th with Writers & Readers

Kansas Day is Saturday, Jan. 29, and this year is the Sunflower State’s sesquicentennial. There are dozens of events taking place statewide, all year long, to celebrate, and some even have a literary bent. Here are a few Kansas Day events for readers and writers, and you can find more at www.ks150.org. Jan. 29: Postcards […]

Amazon/ Kindle playing with authors again

Personally, I have had fairly good success this last year with my books listed at Amazon, especially the Kindle books. But they do like to play around with publishers and consequently authors and how they treat them in regards to royalties. I was reading a post from OWFI today that went over some of what […]

Need a bovine chuckle? Blossom has a new story

If you would like to take a step away from serious writing, if you need a chuckle or a simple feel-good story, try reading one of my Blossom and Ferdinand stories. Blossom is a cow with attitude and imagination. Let your imagination run free, too, and stop in to read her newest story: Pistol-Packing Mamas, […]

Excited about KWA’s new year

I am very excited about the changes for KWA this year, not that the previous years have been bad. Everything changes over time. Hopefully, the changes help smooth procedures out, help add benefits to members, and help everyone get more comfortable with their fellow authors. Erin has done a wonderful job creating a new website […]

Goodbye to a Longtime Member

Rachel Dayvault, a former KWA board member and author of the novel Toward the Sun-Rising, passed away Jan. 12. You can view her obituary here. Rachel was a published writer at 16, worked as a travel writer, and contributed over three dozen creative non-fiction stories and essays to area publications. She also wrote humorous verse, […]

Access to Old Website Pages

You can still reach the pages from our old website. Just click on the links below to reach some of the more frequently used pages until we have the new versions ready: News Workshops

Wichitan Wins Newbery Medal

I heard the news last night and I still get actual chills whenever I think about it (apart from the single-digit shivers we’re all having this week). Local author Clare Vanderpool has won the John Newbery Medal for children’s literature! Her YA novel, Moon Over Manifest, was published last fall. This is exciting for me […]

January Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 15 1:30-4 p.m. Rockwell Public Library, Wichita, KS TOPIC: Goals, Ideas, and Organization for your Writing