Recent Posts

  1. thumbnail image for blog post: He Said, He Said
    July 21, 2015

    There is much controversy, confusion, and embellishment when it comes to the Wild West icon Calamity Jane. Etulain and McLaird set the record straight.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: Small Town, Big Mystery
    May 27, 2015

    “Do field research.” First-time Festival attendee and winner of the 2015 Edgar Award for Best First Novel, Tom Bouman gives simple advice to aspiring authors.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Down the Rabbit Hole
    May 21, 2015

    Rebecca Johnson is no stranger to what makes science both fascinating and, at times, cringe-worthy. Curiosity drives Johnson’s science writing for young people.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: Editor to Discuss Wilder Autobiography at Festival
    May 19, 2015

    'Pioneer Girl' is as hot as Ma’s johnny cakes. Rejected by editors in the 1930s, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s biography has become a runaway best-seller.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Pick a Word and Begin
    April 29, 2015

    John Dufresne’s advice to aspiring writers is to pick a word and begin. The mystery/crime genre author says the ideas for his novels often stem from “trouble”.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: At Home on the Range
    April 22, 2015

    Hasselstrom, a Hermosa native, draws inspiration from nature and understands the key role nature plays in the writing process.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Ann Weisgarber Shares on Current Books and Future Film
    April 15, 2015

    Inspiration can strike from a most unexpected place. An anonymous photo led Ann Weisgarber to two works of historical fiction and a passion for stories untold.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Pete Hautman: Plunging into the Unknown
    April 9, 2015

    Hautman is an award-winning author armed with a quick wit, a lengthy list of works, and a wide variety in audience, not to mention an avid love of mushrooms!

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: 'Stories Lodge Deep in the Heart'
    April 1, 2015

    An Ojibwe elder once said, ‘People learn best by stories, because stories lodge deep in the heart.’ Writing fiction based on history, Kent Nerburn tells stories.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Shaking the Branches of a Family Tree
    March 25, 2015

    Readers and writers alike believe the past has a certain hold over us. Lane Dolly refuses to allow history to elude her and relishes in elucidating the unknown.

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