2017 Presenting Authors

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Children:
Su Colstrom – It’s Hard to Hug a Cow
Andrea Davis Pinkney – A Poem for Peter
Sue Lowell Gallion – Pug Meets Pig
Jody Jensen Shaffer – Prudence the Part-Time Cow

Young Adult:
Brenda Heller & Jimmy Adams – Timeworm
Tessa Elwood – Split the Sun
Alex George – Setting Free the Kites
Robert Krenzel – A Nest of Hornets

Poetry:
Dennis Etzel, Jr. – Fast Food Sonnets
JT Knoll, Al Ortolani, Melissa Fite Johnson & Adam Jameson – Ghost Sign: Poems from the White Buffalo

Sports:
Mark Eberle – Kansas Baseball 1858-1941

Fiction:
Joshilyn Jackson – Almost Sisters & The Opposite of Everyone
Alex Ryan – Hong Kong Black
Cote Smith – Hurt People
Janelle Diller – Never Enough Flamingos
Kevin Kraft – Doboro the Bottlenecker

Non-Fiction:
Candice Millard – Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, A Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill
Tom Clavin – Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson and the Wickedest Town in the American West
David A. Nichols – Ike and McCarthy
Mike Matson – Spifflicated
Julianne Couch – The Small-Town Midwest: Resilience and Hope in the Twenty-First Century
Greg Olson – Ioway Life: Reservationa nd Reform, 1837-1860
Noah Lederman – A World Erased: A Grandson’s Search for His Family’s Holocaust Secrets
KelLee Parr – My Little Valentine