It is exciting and a honor to have been chosen to be on an author panel for the 2015 Montana Book Festival in Missoula. The annual Book Festival, on September 10-12th, 2015, will include panels, discussions, and readings with over one hundred authors. The Festival promises to be an engaging and interesting format for both writers and readers. Check out the schedule for speakers, times and locations at www.montanabookfestival.org, as the presentations are still being fine-tuned.
Joining me on the Young Adult Realism Panel for the Children’s portion of the Festival will be Kris Dinnison of Spokane, Washington and MelissaClark of Los Angeles, California. This young adult authors’ panel will be Saturday, September 12th, 3:30 - 4:30 PM at the Missoula Public Library.
I am also happy to announce that my novel, We Are the Warriors, is now available at the Fact & Fiction Bookstore in Missoula. Barbara Theroux, long time owner and manager of Fact & Fiction, has been a great supporter of the literary community, and a leading proponent of the annual Montana Book Festival, formerly the Festival of the Book.
Hats off to Barbara and to the many other individuals and groups who have stepped forward to continue the Book Festival after Humanities of Montana passed the torch as the lead organization. Some of the key reorganization leaders have included; Garth Whitson of Shakespeare & Co., Honore Bray, Missoula Public Library director, and John Rimel of Mountain Press. Fiscal sponsor for the Festival is now the Missoula Cultural Council.
Under the leadership of festival coordinator, Rachel Mindell, and many other volunteers and dedicated assistants, the days in Missoula look to be filled with abundant creative energy, enthusiasm, and great appreciation for many diverse literary accomplishments!
- I never knew how fluffed up and exhuberant a great horned owl got when it hooted until this past summer with the many visits from a family of owls...tail feathers pop, throat feathers ruffle up an get real spooky, and chest feathers beat extremely rapidly.
* To all those directly effected by the fires...may they diminish soon. And a great thanks to all those helping to fight the fires, and deal with the difficulties caused by them.
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