Posts with Category: Festival of Books

  1. 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.

  2. 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”.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: A Walk in His Fellow Writers’ Shoes
    March 19, 2015

    Shields’ 2006 biography on Harper Lee, ‘Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee’, enjoys a relevance at an all-time high in the literary world, even today.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: A True New England Author
    February 10, 2015

    As an award-winning author/illustrator, Ashley Wolff travels all over the country, speaking to children about writing, drawing and using their imaginations.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: William Kent Krueger Announced as 2015 One Book SD Author
    January 27, 2015

    William Kent Krueger’s 'Ordinary Grace' has been named the 2015 One Book South Dakota.

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