Suzanne Slade Podcast Recording

Authors Out Loud: Suzanne Slade on writing Children’s Nonfiction

Children’s librarian Melissa Phillips interviews Suzanne Slade, a prolific author whose recent picture book, Astronaut Annie, is literally out of this world. Learn about what goes into the creation of a children’s non-fiction book (hint: lots and lots of research in some fascinating places!).   SHOW NOTES: Suzanne Slade’s website Suzanne Slade’s books held by Cook…

Indie Author Day

This past Saturday, October 8th, was the First Annual National Indie Author Day. Libraries and authors across the nation celebrated the Indie movement. At Cook Memorial Public Library we hosted a viewing of the Indie Author Day Live Panel, and a short discussion where Local Indie Authors were able to network and share tips. Professionals…

The Boys in Brown by Jon Kerr

Local sportswriter Jon Kerr’s first book The Boys in Brown covers the 2010 season of the Carmel Corsairs football team. Kerr visited Aspen Library last week for an author event, and spoke to a group about his book, writing process, and experiences. In 2010, the Carmel Corsairs football team had a pretty successful season (no…

Local Author Publishing Panel

Last night we held a panel discussion with local authors Jane Steen, Lisa Steinke, and Peter Ferry on their experiences in publishing. They offered a variety of viewpoints. Steen writes historical fiction and is self-published. Steinke co-writes “women’s fiction” or stories about women and is published by Simon & Schuster’s Atria imprint. Ferry’s first book…