You will enjoy the memories of growing up in the fifties! Linda Colvin Funk has written down 40 years of stories about Topeka, Kansas and farming near Nortonville, Kansas into one book. Some of her work has been published in Washburn’s “Inscape,” The “Kansas City Star Magazine,” and Reminisce and “Reminisce Extra.” Inside, among other photos, you’ll see their personal photos of Topeka and farming, Clay Street, the ’51 flood, and selling vegetables on the curb. The names and subjects of interest are: the Santa Fe railroad strike, Hayden High School, Holy Name Catholic Church, Mrs. Konrade, Mr. Walker and Jimmy and Tammy Miller of Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoyed my own memories of childhood for the few years I lived in Topeka as I read her book. It is bound well for many generations to understand Topeka in the fifties from the eyes of a child now grown. I bought one and will keep it for a long time! Five stars for the writing and the memories!
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Meet Mark Bouton ~ Thursday, October 16th from 3pm to 6pm, at Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts in Topeka, KS
I read Mark Bouton’s book, “How to Spot Lies like the FBI.”
Mark does a great job, discussing not only the tells that have been on countless TV shows and interviews, but reveals tips from his own experiences as an FBI agent. He explains the situations that got him out of trouble and the situations others have used to reveal the truth.
Mark’s book is a great read for writers wishing to expand their descriptive ability when it comes to fleshing out a character. He describes nuanced physical reactions that may indicate someone’s not telling the whole truth.
I’ve decided to buy a copy of this book for the Jim Overturf Writers’ Reference Library to be opened with our Writers Workshop Space in Creative Corners Gallery, Books & Gifts at 115 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas. It is worth every penny for those who wish to improve their observational skills.