Author Archive

Harry Lewis at Halloween

October 20th, 2014 at 9:48 am

From Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays: “Under the shadows of cedars toward the cemetery’s north end lies Harry Lewis, a bachelor, retired from the U.S. Railway Postal Service. He kept to himself mostly, didn’t speak to kids, and he wore a city man’s hat. “One Halloween, my friends and I dared ourselves […]

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A Flyover Review

September 30th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

David Beeson, from way over the ocean in England, wrote a lovely review of my Flyover People book: In praise of praise for a place called home. However flat.   **** ***

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Little Library

September 20th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Found this cute Little Free Library in Strong City this morning, near the park/caboose. We also noticed that restoration work is being done on the Strong City Depot.

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Gazette article

September 14th, 2014 at 9:47 am

So, this story about my new book, Waiting on the Sky, was in the Emporia Gazette prior to last Thursday’s reading at the Lyon County History Center.   ***

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Thurs. Sept. 4 at 6 p.m.

August 28th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

  I’m thrilled to be giving a book talk/reading at the future home of the Lyon County History Center, 709 Commercial in Emporia, on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:00 p.m., The Lyon County Historical Society is in fund-raising mode, working at bringing in money to renovate the building in downtown Emporia. Right now the museum […]

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Review by Terry Needham

August 17th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Terry Needham   And today, a lovely review came in from Terry Needham, an author from Illinois. Terry’s review of Waiting on the Sky:   Cheryl Unruh is one of my favorite Kansas authors. She gives this place called Kansas a voice. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it roars . . . and occasionally, but rarely […]

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Review by Tracy Simmons

August 17th, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Tracy Simmons My friend Tracy Million Simmons, author of a great novel set near Dodge City, Tiger Hunting, and co-author of the soon-to-be-released The Green Bike,  has posted a review of my new book Waiting on the Sky. Read Tracy’s review of Waiting on the Sky.  ***** ***

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Winner of book giveaway

August 3rd, 2014 at 12:30 pm

      And the winner of the book giveaway is…. Seth Bate of Winfield. The random number generator selected the number 25. Seth’s 22 was closest. Thank you to all who played. This was fun. I’ll have another giveaway again, so stay tuned.

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Book Giveaway

July 30th, 2014 at 8:32 pm

8.3.14 – UPDATE: SETH BATE of Winfield is the winner of the book giveaway. The random number generator chose 25. Seth’s number was closest at 21.     Hey, I think it’s about time to give away a copy of my new book, Waiting on the Sky: More Flyover People Essays. Wanna play along? Here’s […]

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What’s Next?

July 17th, 2014 at 1:37 pm

From a “research” hike earlier this month. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Writing a book is like making a pie: it’s a lot of work to make one, but it gets gobbled up quickly, and then people want more. So, that’s a good thing, really, that people want more, but book writin’ takes a while. And […]

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Go read this book now…

July 8th, 2014 at 10:52 am

… said Diana Staresinic-Deane about my new book, WAITING ON THE SKY. Diana Staresinic-Deane, author of Shadow on the Hill: the true story of a 1925 Kansas murder, wrote a beautiful review. Here are some excerpts: I try, really try, to articulate the soulful bond I feel with the Kansas earth and Kansas sky, but […]

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