SpeakEasy Chapter 14 by Rae Kary Staab & Elizabeth Staab Van Deusen

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 14, mother-daughter authors Rae Kary Staab and Elizabeth Staab Van Deusen send Ronni, Pete and the whole band to Topeka for an impromtu jazz concert, but everyone gets more than they bargained for…

SpeakEasy Chapter 12 by Crystal K. Green

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 12, author Crystal K. Green takes Ronni, Pete and Julia back to the assisted living facility. They have to get past Ronni’s uncle, the police officers, and the facility staff just to get Julia home, and although everyone looks helpful it is impossible to know who they can trust.

SpeakEasy Chapter 11 by Dennis E. Smirl

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 11, author Dennis E. Smirl takes Ronni, Pete and Julia to a quiet interlude to share information. Their plan must be abandoned in a hurry, and Ronni calls in a favor to try to escape the approaching threat.

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.