#MyrtleMondays: National Book Festival News!

Any Victorian Lady of Quality will tell you, being boastful, braggadocious, or gloating is hardly ladylike. Well, gosh darn it, it’s not the 1890s anymore, it’s 2021, and Premeditated Myrtle has been having so much good news lately, it’s hard not to crow a little!

or another member of the Corvid family…

What now, you ask? Well, let’s let the Library of Congress answer that one!

The National Book Festival!! Every year, each state selects a book to represent the state’s literary heritage at the Library of Congress festival. Previous honorees (see them all, from every state and territory and every year, here) have included classics we all know and love, and it’s a young reader’s dream come true to grow up and find herself on a list alongside such amazing authors and their beloved books.

Even more exciting, this honor also means that I’ll be joining the Library of Congress and Kansas Centers for the Book for National Book Festival events all year. Stay tuned for details as they develop!

In particular, I will be speaking at the Kansas Book Festival in Topeka (or Zoom) on September 18 (time TBA), in conversation with fellow local author Lisa Harkrader and librarian Patty Collins.

At the Kansas Book Festival in 2011, with my dear friends and fellow Kansas Notable Book winners, state Poet Laureate Wyatt Townley, and Roderick Townley, author of the 2017-2018 Great Reads book, A Bitter Magic

But wait, there’s more! Journalist Laura Spencer from our local public radio station, KCUR, wrote a lovely article about the Myrtle Hardcastle Mysteries this past week. Check it out! “This Kansas City Writer’s Book About a 12-Year-Old Sleuth in Victorian England Keeps On Winning” I’ll let Laura toot Myrtle’s horn in that one.

One step closer to having my own card in Authors…

One Response to “#MyrtleMondays: National Book Festival News!”

  1. Judith Ann

    Congratulations on this new honor!
    This is so neat! I am very happy for you.


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