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 1, author Aimee L. Gross introduces grad student Ronni Long, who is desperate to get to Topeka…
It’s not a mystery the library loves books, but a book being serialized and published at the library sure is. Capital City Capers: An Ad Astra Per Aspera Adventure comes out in late September. The community novel features 20 different authors who each advance the story by writing a chapter. Keep reading on www.tscpl.org where [...]
This podcast is so cutting edge that Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a (34:57) discussion about a book so new that it hasn’t even been completely written yet. Find out about Capital City Capers and the community novel project with guest Anne Pepper. Learn how you can read this year’s novel and get involved in the writing of next year’s novel.
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Kevin’s common sense was screaming at him. He and Kate had no business out in the night running into such mischief. He should make a bee line for the sheriff’s office. What would they find at the bird? They would likely find a small box. What [...]
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! “Kate!” Kevin screamed out the window of the Honda Accord. Beams of light from their assailant’s flashlights found him. “Damn!” Before he could look away, the lights extinguished, making it much harder for his eyes to get readjusted. They’re coming for me! He thought. “Kate!” His [...]
Place an advanced order for Capital City Capers, the first community novel written by twenty different authors from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, at a special advanced price of $5 per copy. Pre-order forms and payment must be received by August 17, 2012.
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Kevin sat on the metal bench, staring up at the relic that was over 200 years old. It actually seemed taller than it had when he was teenager. Maybe it was because he had more of an appreciation for history now. Maybe it was because he [...]
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! The phone rang. She picked up the receiver knowing it would not be good. Evelyn Blackmon had become too much of a problem. She knew too much and stirred the waters too loudly. Now Kevin Emile and her lackey Kate Sanchez were putting their noses where [...]
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Kevin: Hello? Where are you, Kate? Do you think I want to hang out at McD’s alone? Kevin: This is not the time to be late! We have too much work to talk about. Kate: I can’t make it. Kevin: What? What’s up? Please elaborate. Kate: [...]
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Picking up trash wasn’t very difficult, he thought, at least not compared to the juggling act at the office he’d face after he finally served his sent- er, volunteer community service time. What that Sanchez woman was doing for her penance he didn’t know. Maybe she’d [...]
Just discovered us? Start reading with chapter 1 please! Kevin leaned back and stretched his back. He had been staring at the computer for too long. Everything was starting to blur together. He couldn’t stop what he was working on. Even though he had to be at the site of the volunteer clean-up early in [...]