Read and Discuss The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells (1898) is one of the first stories to detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race, focusing on the adventures of a man and his brothers outside London as Earth is invaded by Martians. Discuss at the library on Monday, July 8, 2013, 1:30–3:00 pm in the Marvin Auditorium 101C.

Author Interview Chapter 10 Diana Marsh

An Interview with Diana Marsh Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I participated last year and thought it was such a fantastic, creatively energizing experience that I didn’t have to even think twice about participating again. There’s just something amazing about getting a group of people together, under the auspices […]

SpeakEasy Chapter 10 by Diana Marsh

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 10, author Diana Marsh has Julia unveil the surprising contents of the bottom compartment of her jewelry box. Ronni and Pete take Julia out to dinner, where they engage in equal parts historical research and banter, until a shocking phone call cuts short their conversation.

HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 41 – SpeakEasy: 2013 Community Novel Project

Hear from 6 of the 20 local authors who are contributing a chapter to this year’s Community Novel Project. What is it like to write just one chapter and then trust other people with “your” characters and plot? How do 20 creative types successfully work together to write a novel? Find out as Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley wrangle a roomful of writers to get you the behind-the-scenes gossip on SpeakEasy in this podcast.

Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Marian Rakestraw

Read Marian’s SpeakEasy: Chapter 9 or learn more about the Community Novel Project. Why did you want to participate in the Community Novel Project? I joined NaNoWriMo for the first time last November and had a fabulous time, but after my novel was done I didn’t let anyone read it. Zero people. Committing to writing […]

SpeakEasy Chapter 9 by Marian Rakestraw

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 9, author Marian Rakestraw lets Ronni give Julia a brief recap of recent events, and in return Julia shares the details of how she disposed of Billy’s body, which is just the beginning of the mysteries from her past….Having Julia’s trust is crucial for Ronni, without it all of her goals are out of reach. Can Ronni reveal just enough of her own truth to forge an alliance with Julia?