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Matt Appling
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Matt Appling is a pastor, teacher, and writer in the Midwest. After earning a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a Master's of Divinity, Matt pursued...Show more Matt Appling is a pastor, teacher, and writer in the Midwest. After earning a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a Master's of Divinity, Matt pursued teaching in a variety of settings, from serving as a youth pastor, to teaching elementary art, which inspired his first book, Life After Art. Show less
Marlys K. Arnold
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As an exhibit marketing strategist, Marlys Arnold combines image expertise and real-world marketing experience with a passion for trade shows. Not only ha...Show more As an exhibit marketing strategist, Marlys Arnold combines image expertise and real-world marketing experience with a passion for trade shows. Not only has she been an exhibitor, but also the organizer of several expos and events. This unique perspective allows her to share fresh insights with both beginning and experienced exhibitors. Marlys has led workshops for groups ranging from local consumer expos to some of the largest trade shows in the U.S. She's appeared in trade show industry magazines and business publications, as well as traditional and online broadcasts. She hosts the Trade Show Insights blog/podcast and is founder of the Exhibit Marketers Café, an online exhibitor education community. Show less
Aaron Barnhart
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Aaron Barnhart writes and speaks throughout the region on history. His company Quindaro Press publishes and promotes people’s history through books and di...Show more Aaron Barnhart writes and speaks throughout the region on history. His company Quindaro Press publishes and promotes people’s history through books and digital content. Before turning to history, he was a critic and columnist for the Kansas City Star. With his wife Diane Eickhoff he presents programs for MCPL, the Kansas and Missouri humanities councils, and the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of Kansas. Show less
Jonathan Bender
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Jonathan Bender is author of Cookies & Beer, Stock, Broth & Bowl, and LEGO: A Love Story. He's the food content editor for Kansas City Public Tele...Show more Jonathan Bender is author of Cookies & Beer, Stock, Broth & Bowl, and LEGO: A Love Story. He's the food content editor for Kansas City Public Television in Kansas City, Missouri, where he lives with his wife and two children. He's always up for meeting a new sandwich. Show less
Anne Boyer
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Anne Boyer’s most recent book of poetry is the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (U.S., Ahsahta 2015; U.K, Mute 2016) which Maure...Show more Anne Boyer’s most recent book of poetry is the 2016 CLMP Firecracker award-winning Garments Against Women (U.S., Ahsahta 2015; U.K, Mute 2016) which Maureen McLane described in The New York Times as "a sad, beautiful, passionate book that registers the political economy of literature and of life itself." Other works include My Common Heart and The Romance of Happy Workers. Boyer’s poetry has been translated into a number of languages including Icelandic, Spanish, Perisan, and Swedish, and in the spring of 2013, her chapbook A Form of Sabotage was published by the collective Kült Neşriyat in Turkish translation. She is a professor at the Kansas City Art Institute. Show less
Joyce Ann Brown
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Award-winning mystery writer, Joyce Ann Brown, author of the Kansas City set Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery series, was a teacher, librarian, landlad...Show more Award-winning mystery writer, Joyce Ann Brown, author of the Kansas City set Psycho Cat and the Landlady Mystery series, was a teacher, librarian, landlady, and Realtor before becoming a short story, blog, and novel writer. She has two mischievous cats of her own and lives with her husband in the Kansas City area. Ms. Brown spends her days writing (with a few breaks for tennis, walking, and book clubs) so Beth, the landlady in the series, and Sylvester, the Psycho Cat, can solve puzzling who-done-its involving heinous crimes. Catch a glimpse of Joyce Ann’s writing about all cozy subjects on her Cozy Mystery Journey blog. Read about trails she walks in Kansas City on Hiking K.C. Trails. Show less
Ian Cahill
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Ian Cahill currently lives in the Midwest, where he makes his home near Kansas City with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He writes self-proclaimed &...Show more Ian Cahill currently lives in the Midwest, where he makes his home near Kansas City with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He writes self-proclaimed "slice of life" fiction as well as exploring a variety of genres from sci-fi to romance. You can find him enjoying the simple pleasures of life: reading, writing, baseball and libations Show less
Mary Carver
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Mary Carver is a writer, speaker, and recovering perfectionist. She lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons, but she lives because of ...Show more Mary Carver is a writer, speaker, and recovering perfectionist. She lives for good books, spicy queso, and television marathons, but she lives because of God’s grace. Mary writes with humor and honesty about giving up on perfect and finding truth in unexpected places on her blog, MaryCarver.com. She is also a regular contributor to incourage.me, MomAdvice.com, and MothersofDaughters.com. Mary and her husband live in Kearney with their two daughters. Show less
Angela Cervantes
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Angela Cervantes is the author of the middle grade novel Gaby, Lost and Found, which was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Aw...Show more Angela Cervantes is the author of the middle grade novel Gaby, Lost and Found, which was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014. Angela’s second middle grade novel, Allie, First At Last, received a starred-review from Kirkus. Angela Cervantes writes from her home in Kansas City. When she is not writing, Angela enjoys reading, running and taking advantage of Taco Tuesdays everywhere she goes. Learn more about Angela Cervantes at www.angelacervantes.com Show less
Jim Cosgrove
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Jim Cosgrove has been rockin’ families for nearly two decades. Affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Stinky Feet” by his young fans following the release of his 1...Show more Jim Cosgrove has been rockin’ families for nearly two decades. Affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Stinky Feet” by his young fans following the release of his 1999 hit song, Jim is a cool favorite on the concert tour circuit. His high-energy, interactive shows have delighted audiences throughout North America and Europe, including two performances at The White House. Jim credits his family for helping him maintain the stamina to perform well over 3,500 shows throughout his career. His wife, Jeni books the shows and manages the business. Their daughters occasionally appear with him on stage and double as his road crew. Jim and Jeni co-founded Jiggle Jam, the nation’s largest independent family music festival from 2007-2013. In addition to entertaining families and children, Jim is a motivational speaker who energizes educators and corporate audiences on topics that include creativity, communication, and creating a joy-filled life. Jim is the author of “Everybody Gets Stinky Feet,” a collection of 32 essays from his time as a parenting columnist for The Kansas City Star. Show less
Ardie Davis
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Straight out of barbecue country in Kansas City, MO, Ardie (aka Remus Powers, PhB) is the founder of the renowned American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub, and Baste Contest, as well as the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste, and Rub Contest. Straight out of barbecue country in Kansas City, MO, Ardie (aka Remus Powers, PhB) is the founder of the renowned American Royal International BBQ Sauce, Rub, and Baste Contest, as well as the Great American Barbecue Sauce, Baste, and Rub Contest. Show less
Darlene Deluca
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Darlene Deluca writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and likes to explore relationships – what brings people together or keeps them apart. Her ...Show more Darlene Deluca writes contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and likes to explore relationships – what brings people together or keeps them apart. Her intent is to bring to life interesting characters that readers can relate to in real-life situations that combine a little fun, plenty of drama, and big helpings of friendship, love and self-discovery, and will leave you either cheering or sighing with a satisfied smile as you turn the final page. Darlene has been a reader and writer since childhood, and began her career as a newspaper reporter. She writes day or night, whenever the words/mood/deadlines strike, and almost always has a cup of tea and a bit of dark chocolate nearby! Show less
Maija Rhee Devine
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Maija Rhee Devine received an M.A. at St. Louis University in Missouri and taught Asian culture courses at University of Kansas. Her autobiographical book...Show more Maija Rhee Devine received an M.A. at St. Louis University in Missouri and taught Asian culture courses at University of Kansas. Her autobiographical book about Korea, The Voices of Heaven, won four awards and her TEDx Talk about the novel’s relevance to today’s Korea and other Asian countries is at: http://youtu.be/GFD-6JFLF5A. Her works have appeared in journals including The Kenyon Review. She also authored a poetry chapbook, Long Walks on Short Days. Her work-in-progress is a nonfiction book about comfort women of WWII. Her op-eds on this topic were published in The Korea Times and Kansas City Star. www.MaijaRheeDevine.com. Show less
Lewis W. Diuguid
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Lewis Walter Diuguid worked for The Kansas City Star newspaper in a number of positions including columnist , editor , photographer , and reporter from 19...Show more Lewis Walter Diuguid worked for The Kansas City Star newspaper in a number of positions including columnist , editor , photographer , and reporter from 1977 to 2016. He is also a founding member of the Kansas City Association of Black Journalists and last year was recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists with its Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award. Show less
Patrick Dobson
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Patrick Dobson has lived most of his life in Kansas City, MO. His second book, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer, was published in 2015 a...Show more Patrick Dobson has lived most of his life in Kansas City, MO. His second book, Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer, was published in 2015 and won the Thorpe Menn Literary Excellence Award and the High Plains Book Award. His first book, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. He is a writer, college professor, and union ironworker. He earned a doctorate in History and American literature at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. He publishes new essays on his website http://patrickdobson.com. Show less
Pete Dulin
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Based in Kansas City, Missouri, food and beverage writer Pete Dulin is the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland (The History ...Show more Based in Kansas City, Missouri, food and beverage writer Pete Dulin is the author of Kansas City Beer: A History of Brewing in the Heartland (The History Press). His travel guidebook, Expedition of Thirst: Exploring Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries Across Central Kansas and Missouri (University Press of Kansas) will be published in November 2017. His other books include KC Ale Trail and Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City’s Best Chefs and Cooks. His work has appeared in Feast, Flatland, the Kansas City Star, Visit KC, the Boston Globe and other publications and websites. Show less
Diane Eickhoff
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Diane Eickhoff grew up on a farm in Minnesota, taught school in Appalachia and New York, and helped edit a newspaper for an anti-poverty program in Alabam...Show more Diane Eickhoff grew up on a farm in Minnesota, taught school in Appalachia and New York, and helped edit a newspaper for an anti-poverty program in Alabama. She has written widely for publications aimed at high school and younger readers. Her biography, Revolutionary Heart, was named a Kansas Notable Book in 2007. The book’s adaptation for young adult readers, Clarina Nichols, was named to the ALA’s 2017 Amelia Bloomer List. With her husband Aaron Barnhart she presents programs for MCPL, the Kansas and Missouri humanities councils, and the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the University of Kansas. Show less
Tessa Elwood
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Tessa Elwood is a Midwestern web-designer obsessed with coffee, gadgets, and Dragon Age. She writes YA sci-fi and is particularly fascinated by messy live...Show more Tessa Elwood is a Midwestern web-designer obsessed with coffee, gadgets, and Dragon Age. She writes YA sci-fi and is particularly fascinated by messy lives and complicated loyalties. Her debut, INHERIT THE STARS, was an Indie Next Pick for December 2015. Site: tessaelwood.com Show less
Karin Enders
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Karin is a New York Girl living in a Midwest world. A connoisseur of great words, fine bourbon, and strong coffee, she’s married to the love of her life w...Show more Karin is a New York Girl living in a Midwest world. A connoisseur of great words, fine bourbon, and strong coffee, she’s married to the love of her life who is also her best friend. The mother of two grown men, she is proud to say that they can cook and clean up after themselves, and always open doors for the ladies (you’re welcome, world). Even though her boys no longer live at home, the three dogs she’s rescued have taken up their empty space. Show less
Lisa Campbell Ernst
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I treasure creating humorous stories about feisty, quirky characters. The joy and challenge of weaving together words and pictures to tell stories is an a...Show more I treasure creating humorous stories about feisty, quirky characters. The joy and challenge of weaving together words and pictures to tell stories is an adventure each and every day. It is a serendipitous adventure that is at turns joyous, surprising, frustrating and fun, but always unique. I love my job. Now I live in Kansas City, Missouri, (another wonderful city, closer to family,) and I have a family of my own: a great husband, two terrific daughters, three rascally rescue dogs, and a couple of crazy rescue cats. Show less
Robert Long Foreman
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Robert's first book, AMONG OTHER THINGS, a collection of essays, was published last year by Pleiades Press, after winning the inaugural Robert C. Jones Pr...Show more Robert's first book, AMONG OTHER THINGS, a collection of essays, was published last year by Pleiades Press, after winning the inaugural Robert C. Jones Prize for Short Prose. He has won a Pushcart Prize for fiction, and “Weird Pig,” a short story, was recently chosen by Aimee Bender for inclusion in Best Small Fictions 2018. Six of his essays have been listed as "Notable" in the Best American Essays anthologies. He has published short stories and essays in such magazines as Agni, Crazyhorse, Electric Literature, and Kenyon Review Online. He earned a Ph.D. in English with a Creative Writing emphasis at the University of Missouri. He lives in Parkville. Show less
Sue Lowell Gallion
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Sue Lowell Gallion is a printer's daughter, so she has a life-long love of type, paper, and the aroma of ink. Her work has been published in Highlights, H...Show more Sue Lowell Gallion is a printer's daughter, so she has a life-long love of type, paper, and the aroma of ink. Her work has been published in Highlights, High Five, and Clubhouse Jr. Sue lives with her family in Leawood, Kansas. She is the author of PUG MEETS PIG and PUG AND PIG AND TRICK-OR-TREAT. Show less
Colby Garrelts
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Colby and Megan Garrelts met in the kitchen of Chicago's TRU, where they worked for chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand. After working in kitchens in Las Ve...Show more Colby and Megan Garrelts met in the kitchen of Chicago's TRU, where they worked for chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand. After working in kitchens in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the couple returned to Colby's hometown of Kansas City to open Bluestem, a fine dining restaurant. Bluestem has garnered both local and national acclaim with multiple James Beard nominations. The Garreltses live in Leawood, Kansas, with their children and furry dependents. Show less
Greg Gildersleeve
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Greg Gildersleeve grew up in the northwestern corner of Missouri, where comic books caught his eye at a young age. Flash forward x-number of years. Greg h...Show more Greg Gildersleeve grew up in the northwestern corner of Missouri, where comic books caught his eye at a young age. Flash forward x-number of years. Greg has published a comic book, GOLD DUST (2005), a novel, THE POWER CLUB (2013), and a novella, FALSE ALARM (2015), which shows what a lifetime of reading comics (or reading anything) will do to you. In addition to writing, Greg serves as an assistant professor of English at an online university. He lives in the KC area, where he hangs around too many coffee shops, listens to classic and modern rock, and daydreams a lot. Show less
Joel Goldman
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While practicing law as a trial attorney, one of my colleagues blew off some steam in my office by complaining about one of the other partners. Naturally,...Show more While practicing law as a trial attorney, one of my colleagues blew off some steam in my office by complaining about one of the other partners. Naturally, I suggested that we should write a murder mystery, kill the guy off in the first chapter, and spend the rest of the book figuring out who did it. That joke did more than make my friend laugh. It launched my writing career with my first legal thriller, Motion to Kill, featuring the sexy, brilliant, wisecracking attorney, Lou Mason. That was in 1992. Motion to Kill was published in 2002, making me a ten-year overnight success. I wrote four more crime novels in the Lou Mason Thriller series, including the Edgar-nominated The Last Witness and Deadlocked, which was nominated for the Shamus award and won the Thorpe Menn award for best book by a Kansas City author in 2005. Show less
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