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.

SpeakEasy Chapter 17 by Sarah Langley

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 17, author Sarah Langley faces a moral dilemma as more information about the jewel thieves is revealed…

Love in the time of supervillians

This is the kind of teen romance that is completely satisfying yet hints at the broader world as well.

Added bonus: it’s a superhero origin story.

A new Evanovich?

You are probably expecting something specific from a book about a single gal with junk food issues and low self-confidence in New Jersey, particularly from author named Evanovich. I know I was.

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with B.R. Knight

The behind the scenes interviews with SpeakEasy authors are just as juicy as the actual novel! Find out why B.R. Knight made five possible outlines for her chapter and then threw them all away in a burst of inspiration, plus read about her current writing projects, which are all VERY different from SpeakEasy!

SpeakEasy Chapter 16 by B.R. Knight

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 16, author B.R. Knight gets all of the main characters together in a room, although only half of them have guns drawn. Find out which character is near death as SpeakEasy’s plot thickens…

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 43 – Tough Guys

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Tough Guys! Listen now, download the mp3, or subscribe to “Hush: a podcast from your library” through iTunes. Tough Guys Our guest this episode is Matt Pettit, a Public Services Specialist at the library who shares […]

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Romualdo R. Chavez

The behind the scenes interviews with SpeakEasy authors are just as juicy as the actual novel! Find out why Romualdo was nervous when it was his turn to tackle a chapter, how he almost gave the project organizer a heart attack when he suggested killing off a major character, and what he tried to add to the character of Charles, one of the story’s antagonists.

SpeakEasy Chapter 15 by Romualdo R. Chavez

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 15, author Romualdo R. Chavez reveals that things can always get worse…this is the darkest hour for both Julia and Ronni…