Past Authors

The Kansas Book Festival has been host to a number of high-profile authors including:
David Eisenhower, Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969
Sara Paretsky, VI Warshawski novels
Chester Nez, Code Talker
Shane Evans, Underground and Chocolate Me!
Alex Grecian, Black Country
Candice Millard, Destiny of the Republic
Alexandra Robbins, The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School
Joel RosenbergDamascus Countdown
Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest and Navigating Early
Frank White, One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time
Willie Wilson, Inside the Park: Running the Base Path of Life

We’ve also had the privilege of hosting a number of other amazing Kansas and nationally-known authors:
Tom Averill, rode, a novel about 1825 America
Amy Barickman, Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions
Roy Bird, Little Ike
Mark Bouton, How to Spot Lies Like the FBI
Beverly Buller, A Prairie Peter Pan: The Story of Mary White
Elizabeth Bunce, StarCrossed
Joshua Charles, The Original Argument
Julie Courtwright, Prairie Fire: A Great Plains History
Sharon Davis, Baking With Friends
Kennedy Younger Dold, Amelia and the Heroes of Old
Joe Drape – Soldiers First and Our Boys
Kelly Enright, Osa and Martin: For the Love of Adventure
Judith Fertig, Heartland: The Cookbook
Greg Fox, Fresh, Recipes from RowHouse
Stephen Fried, Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire that Civilized the Wild West
Linda Frost, Happy Birthday Kansas! A Sampler Quilt Celebrating 150 Years on the Prairie
Caryn Mirriam Goldberg, An Endless Skyway: Poetry from the State Poets Laureate and Needle in the Bone
Sue Hall, For the Love of Babies: One Doctor’s Stories About Life in the Neonatal ICU
Lisa Harkrader, The Adventures of Bean Boy
Cynthia Harris, Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford
Stephen T Johnson, My Little Pink Princess Purse
Katherine Karlin, Send Me Work
Robert & Molly Krause, The Cook’s Book of Intense Flavors
Louise Krug, Louise: Amended
James Leiker, The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory
Harriet Lerner, Marriage Rules
Denise Low, Ghost Stories of the New West
Patricia MacDonald, The Farmer Next Door
Jack Mayer, Life in a Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Eric McHenry, Mommy Daddy Evan Sage
Bonar Menninger, And Hell Followed With It: Life and Death in a Kansas Tornado
Diana Lambdin Meyer, Myths and Mysteries of Kansas
Judith Miller, To Love and to Cherish
Sandra Moran – Letters Never Sent
Lana Wirt Myers, Prairie Rhythms: The Life and Poetry of May Williams Ward
David Nichols, Eisenhower 1956
Mary O’Connell, The Sharp Time
George Paris, A Distant Home
Charlene Patton, Baking With Friends
Marci Penner, 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook
Matthew Polly, Tapped Out
Ramon Powers, The Northern Cheyenne Exodus in History and Memory
Deb Raney, After All
Steve Revare, Raw: A Novel
Lori Roy, Bent Road
Mary Doria Russell, Doc: A Novel
Tracy Seeley, My Ruby Slippers: The Road Back to Kansas
Molly Shapiro, Point, Click, Love
Wade Sisson, Racing Through the Night
Brad Sneed, Cock a Doodle Doo. Creak. Pop. Pop. Moo
Barbara Stuber, Crossing the Tracks
Pamela Dawes Tambornino, Maggie’s Story: Teachings of a Cherokee Healer
Martina Thompson, Carly Likes Blue
Roderick Townley, The Door in the Forest
Wyatt Townley, The Afterlives of Trees
Cheryl Unruh, Flyover People: Life on the Ground in a Rectangular State
Ralph Voss, Truman Capote and the Legacy of In Cold Blood
Joe Washington, Three Lives
Larry Welch – Beyond Cold Blood: The KBI From Ma Barker to BTK