Blog

  1. August 16, 2017
    In August of 1969, a year after leaving his home in Worthington, Minn. for basic training and life-threatening duty in war-torn Vietnam, Tim O’Brien was finally sent to the rear.
  2. August 13, 2017
    When you attend the South Dakota Festival of Books, you expect to learn from the authors.
  3. August 9, 2017
    Geneive Abdo will put her encyclopedic knowledge of the Middle East to good use at the 2017 South Dakota Festival of Books.
  4. July 21, 2017
    Working with an author like Kate DiCamillo makes Chris Van Dusen's job easy.
  5. July 12, 2017
    Stradal's hit debut novel features Eva Thorvald who grows up in the Midwest and later finds fame and fortune as a traveling chef. Her cuisine is second to none.
  6. June 30, 2017
    The “foodie” heroine of the 2017 One Book journeys the Midwest leaving satisfied diners in her wake. The creator of her character will soon be doing the same.
  7. June 23, 2017
    Do you want to be in a book club but don't know where to start? What are the best book club books, and how do you recruit members?
  8. June 6, 2017
    Not many authors are household names these days, a fact which tends to disappoint book lovers like me. John Grisham, however, is one who rises to that level.
  9. May 24, 2017
    When he decided to make a living drawing comic books, Gene Luen Yang faced not only the long odds that come with any such dream, but also an obstacle.
  10. May 16, 2017
    Fiction authors are no strangers to writers block. But once in a while, the story literally "writes itself." Kathleen Grissom knows what that feels like.