HUSH Podcast #108 – A Book by a Kansas Author

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Show Notes

In this episode, we feature fabulous books by local and regional writers. Kansas is basically 82,277 square miles of wheat, wind and writers. Miranda Ericsson shares her recommendations to help you find the perfect pick for the “A Book by a Kansas Author” square on your Reading Bingo card. HUSH co-hosts Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley share their recommendations and plans for completing the Reading Bingo cover-all challenge.

Check out Washburn University’s Map of Kansas Literature to explore dozens of authors from around the state. Find out more about the Kansas Notable Book Award and browse lists of past winners on the Kansas State Library website.

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Kansas authors and surprise podcast guests

Jo Mach from Finding My Way Books
Finding My Way Books are written by a team of professionals who are passionate about helping families promote skills for the development of self-determination and inclusion. They want to honor children with special needs or disabilities by sharing their stories.

Stephen H. King from The Other Stephen King learned that reading science fiction and fantasy allowed him to escape into the more understandable worlds crafted by Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, Marion Zimmer Bradley and many other great writers. As time went on he began to mold his own worlds and his novels were born.

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What’s Next?

HUSH Upcoming Episodes

Thanks for listening! Email your recommended books for future episode themes so we can share them with listeners:

  • August 22, 2017 – Guest Shelby Schellenger recommends titles for “A Book about a Cowboy.”
  • September 11, 2017 – Guest Michelle Stottlemire recommends titles for “A Book set in the Future.”

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.