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Imaginarium Promotes Creative Writing

    Imaginarium is coming soon! From the Facebook page: “Are you a reader, a writer, a publisher, an editor, game-designer, screenwriter, comic writer, or involved in any kind of creative writing/storytelling? Are you a reader? If yes, then Imaginarium is the perfect event for you! 100% about creative writing, and only $55 to access more than 140 workshops and panels in 12 categories, featuring over 130 pro guests! Network, learn the craft of writing, have fun, find opportunities in a relaxed convention atmosphere. Register today for the big weekend September 19-21 at the easy to access Crowne Plaza Hotel…


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Meet the Authors

Two big opportunities for Louisville area and Southern Indiana readers are coming soon. Imaginarium will take place in Louisville this September, promising loads of authors with books for sale, an art show, film festival, costume contest, and all kinds of literary fun, including prizes for attendees! Learn more and get tickets now: Enter the Imaginarium Stay tuned to LouisvilleKY.com for more information on registering for prizes, before you even walk through the door. Bullitt County Public Library Author’s Faire is coming November 8th, promising more local authors, books for sale, prizes, readings, and loads of literary merriment, free of charge….


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Local author spotlight welcomes Barry Bernson!

    Not going to lie, LouisvilleKY.com readers!  I’m not a TV person.  Well, I didn’t used to be a TV person.  My husband has converted me, and now I’m pleasantly addicted to a half-dozen shows.  Okay, maybe a dozen.  Okay, maybe more.  😉 Regardless, one of the things my husband introduced me to when he moved into Casa de la Harmon-Tash was WDRB’s morning show.  If, like me, you just haven’t been able to watch without Barry Bernson manning the desk, I’ve got a treat for you today! Welcome, Barry!  Tell us about your book. So many people (viewers…


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Local author spotlight welcomes Rebecca York!

Readers, today’s spotlighted author is a veteran of the publishing industry.  Like many established writers, she’s prolific and taking advantage of today’s indie platforms, though she continues to be published traditionally, as well.  Welcome, Rebecca York! Welcome, Rebecca, and congrats on topping 20,000 books in independent book sales!  Tell us about your latest project. Well, my latest Decorah Security book is ON EDGE, a novella.  I’ve also published a science fiction romance short story called CONQUEST.  And my most successful indie book to date is a collection from Decorah Security, a novel, a novella and two short stories. The Decorah…


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Did I miss Thunder for this?

Okay, so yesterday was a beautiful day for Thunder–I know, because the skies were never the bluer, the waterfront never more green.  At least that’s how it looked on my LCD.  The view from my living room was tremendous! Truthfully, I would I have loved to have gone to Thunder, but I had my hands full with work.  And I don’t mind one bit, because the results were fantastic. For the past year, almost every post I’ve contributed to this blog has been about other people’s books.  Louisville, Kentucky and its surrounding area are brimming with talented writers, and it…


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Louisville Area Author Spotlight welcomes Mysti Parker!

Welcome, Mysti! Tell us about your latest project. Serenya’s Song is the second installment of my stand-alone fantasy romance series. It starts where the first book, A Ranger’s Tale, ended and stars one of the prominent male characters from Book One. It’s a bit longer and considerably darker than the first book, so lovers of both romance and dark fantasy will enjoy it. More specifically, Serenya’s Song is a second chance love story. For both Serenya Barnaby-Crowe and Jayden Ravenwing, fate has dealt them a lousy hand when it comes to love. They meet in the small town of Summerwind,…


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Local Author Spotlight welcomes Kit Ehrman!

Oooh, St Patrick’s is in the air & Derby Day will be here before you know it.  This week we welcome Columbus, Indiana writer Kit Ehrman, a devotee to the Churchill Downs scene. Tell us about your latest project, Kit.  Didn’t you write a book about the Kentucky Derby? My most recently available book, TRIPLE CROSS, is the fourth installment in my amateur sleuth mystery series that is set in the horse world. It’s available everywhere online, both in print and e-book editions. In TRIPLE CROSS, barn manager Steve Cline is in Louisville for the running of the Kentucky Derby. Although…


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Louisville Author Spotlight welcomes Sheri Wright!

This week we welcome a fixture in the local poetry scene, the well-regarded Ms. Sheri Wright! Welcome, Sheri! Tell us about your latest project. My new poetry collection, The Feast of Erasure, was released over the summer. This is my most personal book, often drawing on my own experiences, as well as those of people close to me at some point. The theme here is diminishment, death, grief and loss, although not always in a negative context. Sometimes, what we let go of is cause for celebration despite apprehension of change. I also explore the results of not taking responsibility…


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Congrats to Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence for winning the Best Actress Academy Award!

An alumnus of Walden Theater‘s student program has taken home the coveted golden statuette.  I’m sure the students & faculty are all abuzz! Well done, Miss Lawrence! Lawrence won for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, but was nominated two years ago for her performance in Winter’s Bone.  She is perhaps best known as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movies.   Check for local screenings of Silver Linings Playbook


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Local author spotlight welcomes Julie Kibler

Welcome Louisville-born Julie Kibler, whose debut novel will be available in bookstores next week! Tell us about your book! Calling Me Home (St. Martin’s Press, February 12, 2013) is my first published novel. It’s about a young white woman who falls in love with the black son of her family’s housekeeper in Northern Kentucky in the late 1930s. Their potential relationship isn’t just dangerous; intermarriage between blacks and whites was illegal in Kentucky until 1967 when the U.S. Supreme court overturned laws prohibiting it. Plus, there’s a sign at the edge of Isabelle’s town that warns blacks to be gone by…