Meet the Contributors – Spirits of Oz

The 2014 Community Kids Novel Project, Spirits of Oz, is more than just the work of fiction that we produce.

Each contributor works individually and as part of the team, to plan, conceptualize, write, edit, narrate, publish, and promote the novel.

Learn about all of the people working on this project. Most weeks a new author interview will be added along with the new chapter to the emerging novel.

Find new chapters and read Spirits of Oz at http://tscpl.org/community-novel.

Marian Rakestraw

Marian Rakestraw

Marian Rakestraw

  • Chapter 1 by Marian Rakestraw (coming June 1, 2014)
  • Behind the Scenes Author Interview with Marian Rakestraw (coming June 1, 2014)
  • Marian Rakestraw is a relative newcomer to Topeka, having previously lived practically everywhere else. She joined NaNoWriMo and took up the isolating, nerve-fraying, confidence-rattling task of writing fiction as a fun way to meet new people. It worked wonderfully. She compulsively seeks education and has multiple academic degrees. Her husband is notably spectacular and together they have two charming children and a zaftig dog.