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Edward M Eveld
July 16, 2011
Author of the mystery-fantasy series called "The Dresden Files," Jim Butcher began publishing the popular series in 2000. "Twice he has reached the Top 5 on the New York Times best-seller list." His newest...
Author is Writing a Better Outlook
December 31, 2010
Raytown author Derrick Barnes has completed his second book, “We Could Be Brothers,” a story about the friendship between two 13-year old African-American boys. Barnes first series of books, “Ruby...
Big Award for Local Artist Is a Thrill
March 15, 2011
"Shane W. Evans, a Kansas City artist, received an Image Award for Literature at the 42nd annual NAACP's Image Awards...." The award was for his illustrations in the book ''My Brother Charlie'' that deals...
Big Fire from Pile of Books
June 10, 2007
Article discusses contraversy generated by Prospero Books owners Tom Wayne and Will Leathem. Wayne and Leathem set fire to a pile of books in front of their used book store to protest the lack of interest...
Book Bank is a Rich Resource
June 22, 2008
Short article about the Heartland Book Bank, a nonprofit organization that distributes donated books to home schools, social service agencies, detention centers, and other nonprofits. In operation since...
Comic Book Publisher Develops Anti-Smoking Campaign
Describes the launch of an anti-smoking campaign by the African-American comic book hero Omega Man.
Ford Names Winner
July 16, 2007
Local comic book creator and crime-fighting activist Alonzo Washington recently won a national essay sweepstakes contest. Washington, who lives in Kansas City, Kansas, submitted an essay in a Ford Motor...
Grandad, in All His 'Glory'
November 13, 2010
Photographs and article about David Eisenhower and his book "Going Home to Glory" detailing the life of his grandfather President Dwight D. Eisenhower. David Eisenhower, with wife Julie Nixon Eisenhower,...
Here You Have It: Most of the Best
File containing a review of "Muscle and Blood," a nonfiction book by Rachel Scott, a 27-year-old former Kansas Citian and author compared "with Rachel Carson (of 'Silent Spring' fame)." Description of...
November 17-23, 2005
Article describing an unusual promotional version of a comic book that appeared as a 20 page insert in the Kansas City Star in 1982. The comic book, which was intended to advertise the downtown Jones Store,...
Life of Superhot Superhero Now in Hands of KC Writer
May 4, 2008
Local writer Matt Fraction is launching a comic book series called "The Invincible Iron Man" to coincide with the release of the movie "Iron Man." Fraction is one of what he estimates to be over a dozen...
Life's About a Dream
July 18, 2012
Article profiles local author Veda Rogers and her new book "Life's About a Dream." The memoir describes her years operating the Vasser Playhouse in Vasser, KS, with her husband Bruce Rogers. Both Veda...
September 18, 2011
Feature article about Leawood, Kansas, author Candice Millard and her new book "Destiny of the Republic." Her first book, "The River of Doubt," about Theodore Roosevelt after his presidency, was published...
Marion Shannon Obituary
Obituary for Marion Shannon, a salesman for the Vernon Law Book Company and past president of the Kansas City chapter of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, dying at the age of 75 on June 26,...
December 23-30, 1999
Discusses Wilborn's book "Saturday Matinee in Olde KC" [MVSC BROWSING 977.8411 W66S], a collection of old photographs of theaters and other entertainment venues.
Merger Fever Threatens Book World
Describes challenges facing independent bookstores.
Pendleton Heights Captures Then and Now in New Book
September 21, 2011
Article describes a new book published by the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association featuring "then" and "now" photos of 83 homes and businesses. Local photographer David Remley captured current images...
Plot Twists As Scene Changes
May 19, 2009
Feature article in the weekly business section reviews the demise of many independent book sellers and states, "Today, Rainy Day Books in Fairway is considered the only general-market independent bookstore...
Prominent Kansas Citians
File containing an entire section of the paper about prominent Kansas Citians in the Kansas City Blue Book.
Spiderman Drawn to Northeast? No, IN Northeast
Comic book artist and writer Steve Lightle has lived in the Northeast area for 12 years. He develops comic books as "Peking Tom & Bobbi Sox" between projects for companies as General Motors, Hi-C fruit...
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