Community Novel Project Concludes with Launch Party

It’s a chick-lit mystery with some history, written collaboratively by more than 20 local authors as part of the community novel project of the library. Meet the authors at the Book Launch on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3-5 pm. Purchase a copy of SpeakEasy for $6 in the Booktique during or after the Book Launch, online at amazon.com, or download the book or audiobook for free.

Behind the Scenes Interview with Author Lissa Staley

In this author interview with SpeakEasy’s Chapter 20 author, find out what Lissa calls “most stressful and wonderful thing she has ever done, outside of parenting” and why she loves working with writers in our community.

SpeakEasy: The Final Chapter by Lissa Staley

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 20, author Lissa Staley tries to write a “happily ever after” ending onto Ronni and Pete’s budding romance, but she hopes you enjoy the concluding chapter of SpeakEasy anyway….

Behind the Scenes Interview with Author Paul Swearingen

In this author interview with SpeakEasy’s Chapter 19 author, find out what Paul’s least favorite addition to the community novel is, what he learned about writing fiction from participating in this project, and who he called “evil beyond evil.” He’s got the gaping plot holes all wrapped up because there’s only one more chapter to go!

SpeakEasy Chapter 19 by Paul Swearingen

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 19, author Paul Swearingen gets Julia to stop fibbing and tell the truth about the missing jewels…

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Holly Mace

The behind the scenes interviews with SpeakEasy authors reveal all of the drama behind the evolving storyline. Learn why Holly asked “What did I get myself into?” and how she was only limited by the boundaries of her imagination.

SpeakEasy Chapter 18 by Holly Mace

SpeakEasy is our collaboratively written Community Novel Project. Read online, download to your ereader or listen to the audiobook version. Each week, we’ll publish a new chapter by a new Topeka author. In chapter 18, author Holly Mace lets Ronni lose her temper with Pete, for good reason, and brings in a character that 108 year old Julia never expected to see again…

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Sarah Langley

The behind the scenes interviews with SpeakEasy authors reveal all of the drama behind the evolving storyline. Learn who Sarah called for help while plotting her chapter, and find out where she thought she spotted SpeakEasy characters around town!

Get “On the Island”

“I was thirty years old when the seaplane T.J. Callahan and I were traveling on crash-landed in the Indian Ocean.” With an opening sentence like this, there isn’t much to say about the book that could hook you faster than the book itself.