HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 51 – Kansas Authors

hush podcast episode 51

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host Miranda Ericsson to talk about Kansas Authors.

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Kansas Authors

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Miranda Ericsson

Our guest this episode, Miranda Ericsson, interviewed several Kansas Authors including Eric McHenry, Thomas Fox Averill, Israel Wasserstein and Leah Sewell to prepare for this podcast. She shares the complete interviews here.

  • The song Tennessee Stud is the basis for Thomas Fox Averill’s new novel Rode.
  • Poet Eric McHenry grew up next door to Peggy of the Flint Hills.
  • Israel Wasserstein has poetry ranging from landscapes to zombies in his collection This Ecstasy They Call Damnation .
  • Laura Moriarty new book The Chaperone is being made into a movie.
  • Kij Johnson has a background in sci-fi publishing and wrote an unforgettable short story called Ponies that won the 2010 Nebula Award for Short Story.
  • Leah Sewell’s chapbook, Birth in Storm, was released via Emerge Literary Journal Publications. Locally, she is a co-owner of XYZ magazine.
  • (Plus, listen to the end of the podcast to hear the fan-favorite Fast-Five feature to find out what Miranda wrote about in her 2013 Nanowrimo novel.)

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.