Kansas Author Jennifer Marie Brayton

The Topeka Room (204) at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library hosts Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton on Sunday, March 4, 2-3pm.  She will talk about her new book series featuring Alana Marie McClaire, set in wild west era Kansas and researched, in part, in the Topeka Room.

The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: Book 1: The Early Years! is an historical fiction novel about the days and times of the American wild west era in Kansas. The story follows Alana Marie McClaire (Ali) from her birth in 1855 through her young adult years. While she was born in Wamego, KS, her parents immigrated from Ireland. Ali was born with the special gifts of horse whispering and the sight. Her adventures will continue in book 2 due out later in 2012.

Jennifer Marie Brayton is a Kansas native. She was born in Wamego, moved to Paxico at age 7 and is a graduate of Wabaunsee High School in Alma. She is a student in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program at Washburn University and now lives in Topeka.

A book signing will follow the author talk. For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.

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