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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: J. Ryan Stradal Draws Inspiration from S.D. in 2017 One Book
    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.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: One Book Author Stradal Touring SD in July
    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.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: How Do You Start a Book Club?
    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?

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: The 'Firm' Handshake of a Famous Author
    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.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: Why the Humanities: 'Hardwired for Story'
    May 31, 2017

    As far as we know, human beings are the only creatures that tell stories. Think about that for a minute. Let it sink in.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Children's Ambassador Issues Young Readers Challenge
    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.

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Kathleen Grissom and the Story That Wrote Itself
    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.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: Veterans Writing Prize Open to Submissions
    May 10, 2017

    The 2017 Festival will feature a strong lineup of Veteran authors and an opportunity for aspiring Veteran writers to show the professionals what they can do.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: Funding Bill Passed; Fundraising Goal Met
    May 9, 2017

    While 2017 has been challenging for the South Dakota Humanities Council, things took a turn for the better with two major victories in a matter of ten days.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Book Clubs Rejoice: The 2017 One Book has a Kit!
    May 4, 2017

    Attention book club captains, teachers, discussion leaders: J. Ryan Stradal has made your life easier.

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