Author Next Door: Charlie Cutter

Author Next Door: Charlie Cutter

By Jodee Taylor Charlie Cutter grew up an only child with an English teacher for a mother. So he read. And he read really good books. “My mother had me read all these classics like Dickens, Homer and Shakespeare and that provided a great foundation for Western...

Author Next Door: Stephen and Carolyn Lewis

By Molly Stadler “Carolyn Lewis’s short stories demand to be read,” says Stephen Lewis, and he’s not just saying that because he was her husband but as a writer himself, who knows what he is talking about. Mr. Lewis is right. Carolyn Lewis’ new book, The Wolflkeeper,...
Author Next Door: Dennis Turner

Author Next Door: Dennis Turner

By Molly Stadler As an atheist and a pacifist, it seems odd that law professor and author Dennis Turner would write about nuns during World War Two. But What Did You Do in the War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied and Deceived the Nazis in World War Two is about more...
Author Next Door: Charles Eisendrath

Author Next Door: Charles Eisendrath

By Molly Stadler Charles R. Eisendrath is tall, dark, handsome, smart, and successful—and, yes, he told me to write all of that. As a young intern for the National Writers Series, I was kind of nervous about interviewing Eisendrath. On paper he’s extremely...
Author Next Door: Heather Shumaker

Author Next Door: Heather Shumaker

Heather Shumaker Seeks to Inspire By Molly Stadler Heather Shumaker writes for the children, the next and newest generation of readers and writers. The books they are reading have an enormous impact on their thoughts and feelings about literature, and can influence...
Author Next Door: Jacki Erickson

Author Next Door: Jacki Erickson

By Anna Faller For most of us, the paranormal is pretend. Our childhood monsters have met their makers, and the world of spirits is purely storybook. But, local author Jacki Erickson, J.R. Erickson to her readers, disagrees. “We’re very good at questioning anything...
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