Ark Valley News founder Les Anderson has published "Never Take a Snake for a Ride," a collection of his "More or Les" columns — complete with cover art by The Eagle's own Richard Crowson. The columns are selected from works published from 1975 through 2009.
The book is being sold as a benefit for the Valley Center Public Library.
Anderson, now a professor in Wichita State University's Elliott School of Communication, has two book-signings set for Saturday: one from 10 a.m. to noon at the Valley Center Public Library, 321 W. First, and one at 4 p.m. at Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas, Wichita. He also has a signing set for 1 to 3 p.m. June 5 at Best of Times, 6452 E. Central, in Normandie Center.
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Best-selling romance writer Debbie Macomber , on tour for her latest book, "Hannah's List," will sign books Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sam's Club, 6200 W. Kellogg.
"Hannah's List" is the seventh book in Macomber's Blossom Street series, which centers on a yarn store and the lives of the knitting women who frequent it.
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Local author BD Tharp has several more book-signings scheduled for her book, "Feisty Family Values," a novel set in Riverside that follows the lives, loves and crises of three women.
On Thursday, she'll be at the Haysville Community Library, 210 S. Hays, at 7 p.m. On May 20, she'll be at the Ark City Public Library, 120 East Fifth Ave., at 6:30 p.m.
And on May 27, she'll be at the Derby Public Library, 1600 Walnut Grove Road, at 7:30 p.m., after meeting with the Joyful Page Turners book club there.
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Young-adult author Sharon Draper will appear in Wichita for a reading and signing of her latest book, "Out of My Mind," which is told from the point of view of an 11-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who can't talk or walk, but has a story to tell nonetheless.
She'll be at Watermark Books, 4701 E. Douglas, at 2 p.m. Saturday.