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  1. thumbnail image for blog post: Author Craig Volk to Discuss 'A Dust Bowl Book of Days, 1932' at 2020 Festival
    July 8, 2020

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president in a landslide in 1932. Dust storms were on the rise; 14 were reported across the country, and the number would double in the following year. World War I veterans marched on Washington, D.C., demanding back pay and pensions to help survive the growing Depression.

  2. thumbnail image for blog post: 2020 Festival Author Melanie Benjamin: ‘Leave Room for Imagination’
    June 28, 2020

    Melanie Benjamin was a struggling author when a chance encounter changed the direction of her writing career. Her first two novels of contemporary fiction weren’t selling, so to take her mind off her troubles, she visited a Chicago art museum that was hosting an exhibition of Lewis Carroll’s photography.

  3. thumbnail image for blog post: Bestselling Author, Craft Teacher Robert Dugoni to Present at 2020 Festival of Books
    February 15, 2020

    Robert Dugoni, a highly successful thriller novelist and writing craft teacher, has been confirmed as a presenter for the 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books.

  4. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Features Large Crowds, Poignant Presentations
    October 11, 2019

    From gourmet meals to poignant book discussions to Wild West shootouts, Festival fans were treated to a wide variety of events during the 17th annual Festival of Books.

  5. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival of Books Preview: What You Need to Know for the 2019 Event, Oct. 4-6 in Deadwood
    September 18, 2019

    Planning your Festival of Books visit? Here is “what you need to know” — our full preview featuring important information about authors, dates, times and locations.

  6. thumbnail image for blog post: Former Westboro Baptist Church Member, S.D. Resident Featured at 2019 Festival of Books, Will Discuss Memoir, Decision to Leave Infamous Church
    September 14, 2019

    As a member of what's been referred to as the "most hated family in America" and granddaughter of infamous religious zealot and Westboro Baptist Church pastor Fred Phelps, Megan Phelps-Roper grew up on raucous picket lines protesting funerals with messages like "God Hates Fags."

  7. thumbnail image for blog post: Rapid City Author & Artist Montileaux, Movie Producer Covel Lead 2019 Young Readers Lineup
    September 6, 2019

    Second and third graders will be quite familiar with at least two of the 2019 Young Readers Festival of Books authors by the time the event rolls around in October.

  8. thumbnail image for blog post: 2019 Festival Author Reveals the ‘True’ Wild Bill Hickok
    August 20, 2019

    Tom Clavin’s aim in his new biography of Wild Bill Hickok is to find the true story of the man who famously met his demise at the hands of assassin Jack McCall inside Deadwood’s Saloon No. 10.

  9. thumbnail image for blog post: From Nebraska Beauty Pageant Queen to the New York Times Bestseller List: Learn All About Festival Author Tosca Lee
    August 9, 2019

    New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee has an arc to her life that may even rival some of the characters in her novels.

  10. thumbnail image for blog post: Award-winning Author Brian Turner Leading Writing Workshop at Festival for Veterans who Enter Story Contest
    July 26, 2019

    Brian Turner has been, among other things, a DJ, an English teacher and a pickler, a bass guitar instructor and a soldier: he spent seven years in the Army, with deployments as an infantry team leader in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iraq.

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