My second collection of Kansas essays is now available!
Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays.
I write about life in Kansas – about the wind and the weather and the seasons, about small towns, about growing up in a small town. I write about the people and how we live on this big old land under this big old sky.
Here’s a line from Waiting on the Sky:
When the world closes up shop, when the sky turns from blue to black for the very last time, when the final poem is written and read, this is where I want to be – out in my beloved Flint Hills.
And from Marci Penner, director of the Kansas Sampler Foundation:
Cheryl Unruh has Kansas sunlight flowing through her veins. What comes out in her stories about weather, death, growing up, friends, family and small towns is pure Kansas. Want to understand Kansas rural culture? This book is for you.
Because I’m an indie writer, I do all of the distribution myself. Every book that is sold goes through my hands. I deliver or mail them to stores or mail them to customers.
Right now I’m in the process of distributing the book to various retailers in Kansas: independent bookstores, museums, art galleries. It takes time, because, when possible, I love to travel from town to town and meet the booksellers, get to know them. I want to know these people.
So far, Waiting on the Sky (and Flyover People) books ($15 each) are available at these Kansas locations:
Town Crier, 716 Commercial, Emporia
Bluestem Farm & Ranch Supply, 2611 W. Hwy 50, Emporia
The Raven Book Store, 6 E. 7th, Lawrence
Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts, Lawrence
Southwind Gallery, 3074 S.W. 29th, Topeka
Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 Poyntz, Manhattan
Flint Hills Discovery Center, 315 S. 3rd Street, Manhattan
Eighth Day Books, 2838 E. Douglas, Wichita
Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita
Great Plains Nature Center Gift Shop, 6232 E. 29th, Wichita
The Big Well Museum Gift Shop, 315 S. Sycamore, Greensburg
The book is also available at my Quincy Press website, $20 includes sales tax and shipping charges.
Help me out, if you’re willing. Please share this link with your friends – on Facebook, on Twitter, via e-mail. Thank you so much!