Authors Directory

This database contains information about authors who live in Missouri. You can find out about their publications, the genre and audience they write for, whether they accept speaking engagements, and how to get in touch with them. Entries are grouped by author's last name.

The Missouri Authors Directory--a project of the Missouri Center for the Book (MCB)--has been several years in the making and will be updated monthly. This directory includes information on nearly 500 authors currently living and writing in Missouri.  The MCB is currently undergoing reorganization and cannot accept applications for inclusion in the directory until further notice.  We appreciate your patience.

NOTE: The Missouri Center for the Book encourages all writers to pursue their muse.  However, the designation "Author" connotes a category of achievement validated by the acknowledgment derived from what may be regarded as a traditional path to publication.  While the publishing landscape is changing and may in future render such distinction problematic, for the present inclusion in the Center's Authors Directory requires publication in book form via conventional remunerative third party avenues.

 

The Missouri Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the national Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Missouri Center is governed by a board of directors composed of authors, publishers, librarians, educators, and community leaders. The board develops programs and plans activities to stimulate public interest in books and reading across the state.

Authors - A

Adams, Billy J.

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Poetry, Essays
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Poems Published in, Lost and Found Poetry Anthology, Fountain City Publishing, 2004
Poems published in Life on the Edge Poetry Anthology, 2005
Poems and nonfiction in Gems from the Past Anthology, 2006
Poems published in Grist MSPS Poetry Anthology, 2005, 2006, 2007
Poems published in Lucidity, Art with Words, Spare Mule
Article in each issue of WSJC Quarterly Newsletter, 2005 & 2006.
Awards:
Poetry awards from Lucidity and Art with Words
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
12600 McKinstry Rd.
DeSoto, MO. 63020-3444
Phone: (636)337-0523
Email: badams0523@esagelink.com

Adams, Chase

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Missouri, Christmas
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri Arts Council Writer's Biennial '94, The Missouri Review, 1994
The Distillery: Artistic Spirits of the South, Vol. 1, No. 2, Matlow State College, Tullahoma, TN, 1994
Helmsman, Vol. 1, No. 1, Berkshire Publishing Co., LaPorte, TX, 1995
The Little Man in the Christmas Tree, self published.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee: Variable

Adams, Faye

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Children's Books
Audience: Children/Adult/Young Adult
Published Works:
Pathways, Fountain City Publishing, 2005
God Speaks, Fountain City Publishing, 2003
On The Lighter Side, Fountain City Publishing, 2003
Versus for Kids of All Ages, Fountain City Publishing, 2003
Chester, the Lonely Crow, 2005
Cookies & Blackberry Wine, 2006
Poems in Anthologies: 
Lost & Found, Fountain City Publishing, 2004
Pearls of the Pen, Fountain City Publishing, 2003
Life on the Edge, Poetry Anthology, 2005
Gems from the Past, Anthology, 2006
Grist, MSPS Poetry Anthology, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Digging, elizaPress Anthology, 2007
HIMS, elizaPress Anthology, 2007
Poems Published in Journals:
"Silent Guides" in Lighthouse Digest
Spare Mule, The Quarterly Newsletter of The Missouri State Poetry Society, 2004 & 2006
Ideals, Mother's Day Edition, 2005 & Easter edition, 2006
The Ozarks Mountaineer, Jan/Feb 2006 and May/June 2006
Lucidity Biannual Poetry Journal, 2005 & 2006
Other published works:
Poetry and nonfiction in Art with Words, Quarterly Poetry Journal, 2005, 2006 & 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Honorable Mention, By Line Magazine Inspirational Poetry Contest, 2004
Honorable Mention, By Line Magazine Light Verse Contest, 2003
First Place,Impromptu Contest, AR Writer's Conference, 2003
Fifth Place, NLAPN Illustrated Poetry Award, 2003
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
12600 McKinstry Rd.
De Soto, MO. 63020
Phone: (636)337-0523
Email: aloe095@esagelink.com

Adler, Karen

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Kansas City Cuisine w/ Shifra Stein, Pig Out Publications, 1990
Hook on Fish on the Grill, Pig Out Publications, 1992
A Kansas City Christmas Cookbook w/ Jane Guthril, Pig Out Publications, 1994
Que Queens-Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking w/ Judith Fertig, Pig Out Publications, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: yes
Contact Information:
4245 Walnut St.
Kansas City, MO 64111-1718
Phone: 816-531-3119    
Fax: 816-531-6113
Email: kadler@unicom.net

Ahlemann, Chris

Missouri County: Saline
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Call, Northwest Publishing, Salt Lake City, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Allee, Anita L.

Missouri County: Morgan
Genre: Fiction, Western, Missouri-related, Historic Fiction, Contemporary Ministry Materials
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Mississippi River Road, InstantPublisher.com, 2006
Who's the Boss- Colorado Homesteading and the Great Die-Up Blizzards of the Late 1880's, InstantPublisher.com, 2005
Two Together, InstantPublisher.com, 2005
Yankee Spy in New Orleans, InstantPublisher.com, 2004
High Country Adventure, InstantPublisher.com, 2004
Closed, Do Not Enter, InstantPublisher.com, 2003
Child of the Heart, InstantPublisher.com, 2003
76 self-published puppet scripts.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Negotiable
Contact Information:
13268 Church Road
Versailles, MO 65084-4722

Allen, Reta (Spears-Stewart)

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction/Fiction/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult, Children, Young Adult
Published Works:
"Before I was a Kid" Pacific Press Publishing Association: 1991,1993
"Toby's Big Truck Adventure" Public Press Publishing Association; 1993
"Route 66 Rail Haven: An Offspring of the 'Mother Road';" Barnabas Publishing Services; 1998
"Remembering the Ozark Jubilee Starring Red Foley;" Pubishing by Stewar, Dillbeck and White Productions;  Won American Eagle Award by Country Music  Association of America for Best Country Book of the Year, 1995
"Twelve Friends of Jesus;" Children's picture book; Barnabas Publishing; 1999
"She Made Up Her Mind-To Do What God Said, No Matter What;" Children's picture book; Barnabas Publishing;1999
"Could An Angel Eat a Pizza?" Children's picture book; Barnabas Publishing; 1991 1999
"Jesus, You Did it Again!"  Children's picture book; Barnabas Publishing; 1991 1999
"A Dog Named Shirlahassee Frooginaut;" Children's picture book; Publish America; 2010
Do you accept speaking engagements? Yes
Do you charge a fee?  Depends on circumstances
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Email: retawriter@gmail.com

Anders, Leslie

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Ledo Road, University of Oklahoma, 1965
The Eighteenth Missouri, Bobbs-Merrill, 1968
Education for Service: Centennial History of Central Missouri State College, Intercollegiate Press, 1971
The Twenty-First Missouri, Greenwood, 1975
Gentle Knight, Kent State, 1985
Confederate Roll of Honor: Missouri, West-Central Missouri Genealogical Society, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: In-State (normally)
Contact Information:
318 Goodrich Drive
Warrensburg, MO 64093-2219

Anderson, Alice Padova

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Corfu Cooking, Athena Publishing, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
506 Medavista
Columbia, MO. 65203
Phone: (573)443-3881

Anderson, Robert Dean

Missouri County: Morgan
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Limb of the Judas Tree, Aux Arcs Novels, 2002
The Bank Robber, Aux Arcs Novels, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
26183 Indian Creek Lane
Barnett, MO 65011
Phone: (573)392-2696

Email: bdanders@socket.net

Appel, Cindy

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Missouri-related, Inspirational
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Fixer-Uppers, Wing ePress., 2001.
Anthologies:
Country Boy, City Girl, America House, 2002
God Allows U-Turns, Promise Press, 2001: More God Allows U-Turns, Promise Press, 2001
Three Naked Ladies Playing Cellos, Damn Yankee Press, 200.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Star Columnist Award, Fort Wort Star-Telegram Online, 1996
Honorable Mention for Commentary/Criticism, Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Award, 1989
Chronicle Essay Winner, Writer's Digest, 2001
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Dependent on schedule
Contact Information:
Phone:
(314)842-9019

Appel, Phyllis

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult, Children, Young Adult
Published Works:
The Missouri Connection: Profiles of the Famous and Infamous Graystone Enterprises LLC 2010
Do you accept speaking engagements? Yes
Do you charge a fee? Depends on circumstances
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information: phyllisappel@graystoneenterprises.com

Applewhite, Claire

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Journalism, Mystery, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Wrong Side of Memphis, L & L Dreamspell, 2009
Crazy for You, L & L Dreamspell, 2010
St. Louis Hustle, L & L Dreamspell, 2011
Candy Cadillac, L & L Dreamspell, 2011
Awards:
2011 Faulkner Creative Writing Competition, Semi-Finalist, 2005, 2006, Finalist 2007, 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
13074 Starbuck Road
St. Louis, MO 63141
Phone: (314) 469-6359
Email: claireapplewhite@gmail.com
Websitewww.claireapplewhite.com

Archer, Stephen M.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks, Visual & Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Co-Editor, A Selected and Annotated Bibliography for the Secondary School Theatre Teacher and Student
Revised, American Educational Theatre Association, 1970
How Theatre Happens, Macmillan, 1978
American Actors and Actresses: A Guide to Information Sources, Gale Research, 1983
How Theatre Happens, 2nd edition, Macmillan, 1983
Junius Brutus Booth: Theatrical Prometheus, Southern Illinois University Press, 1992
Theatre: Its Art & Craft, Collegiate Press, 1992
Theatre: Its Art & Craft 2nd edition, Collegiate Press, 1999
Contributions to larger works:
Five Monographs: "The Murray-Kean Company," "The Detroit Yiddish Theatre," "The Goodman Theatre of Chicago," "The Center Stage, Baltimore," and "The Theatre Union, New York," for American Theatre Companies, 3 vols, 1986-88
One hundred entries for The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 1989
One hundred entries for The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 1992
"E plurbius unum: Bernhardt's 1905-06 Farewell Tour," The American Stage: Social and Economic Issues from the Colonial Period to the Present, Cambridge University Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
American College Theatre Festival Amoco Gold Medallion for Excellence in Criticism, 1983
Contemporary Authors, 1984
Who's Who in America, 1985
Who's Who in Entertainment, 1988
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Emporia State University, September 1995
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  Variable
Contact Information:
715 Spring Valley Road
Columbia, MO. 65203-2248
Phone: (573)442-0611

Email:  ArcherSM@Missouri.edu

Armstrong, Margorie Moore

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Fictional-Fact, Youth, History
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Cherokee Trail, Indian University Press, Muskogee, OK, 1994
School Someday, Convention Press, 1976
Baptists Who Shaped A Nation, Broadman Press, 1975
The Indomitable Baptists, Doubleday, 1975
Religion Can Conquer Communism, Thomas Nelson, New York (now Nashville, TN), 1975
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
2900 S. Jefferson Ave.,
#330, The Cambridge
Springfield 65807-3660

Austin, S.A.

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Romance/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
It's All Only Make-believe, First Books Library, 2002
Dear Easy Writer, iUniverse, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Email: annaustin@hotmail.com
Website: http://saaustin.bravepages.com

Avery, Morgan

*Also writes as Shirley Kennett
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Mystery
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Act of Betrayal, Pinnacle, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Rarely charges a fee.
Limitations on travel: 50 miles, unless hotel is provided
Contact Information:
Phone:
(636)938-7163

Authors - B

Baack, Donald

Missouri County: Jasper
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Textbooks, Health/Self help, Business/Economics, Parenting
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Organizational Behavior, Houston, TX: DAME Publications, Inc., 1998; How To Survive Your Child's College Education: From Application to Graduation, NY: Citadel Press/Carol Publishing Group, 1997; Organizational Behavior: Creating Quality and Value in the Workplace, (co-authored with Barry Wisdom), Houston, TX: DAME Publications, Inc., 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Distinguished Paper Award, presented by Richard D. Irwin Company, Southwest Decision Sciences Institute meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 1996
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable

Contact Information:Rt. 6, Box 370-21, Joplin 64801-9806

Bagnall, Norma Hayes

Missouri County: Buchanan
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Missouri, History
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Literature Guide to the Book of Three, Bookwise Curriculum, 1990; On Shaky Ground: The New Madrid Earthquake, 1811-12, University of Missouri Press, 1996.
(Numerous articles, essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in a variety literary publications, along with the monthly review, "Children's Bookshelf," St. Joseph News Press, 1985-current.)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes

Contact Information:Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Bailey, Kathryn Mary

Missouri County: Franklin
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Mystery
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
The Adventures of Andria on the Farm, Huckleberry Hollow, 1997
Also contributed poetry ("The Manor of Stratford") to: Inspirations, Iliad Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable

Contact Information:
Huckleberry Hollow Book Publishers
P.O. Box 642
St. Clair, MO 63077-0642

Bailey, Robin Wayne

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Shadowdance, Borealis Books, 1996; Triumph of the Dragon, Roc Books, 1995; Flames of the Dragon, Roc Books, 1994; Brothers of the Dragon, Roc Books, 1993; The Lost City of Zork, Avon Books, 1991; Nightwatch, TSR Books, 1990; Enchanter, Avon Books, 1989; Philip Jose Farmer's The Dungeon #4: The Lake of Fire, Bantam Books, 1989; Bloodsongs, Tor Books, 1986; Skull Gate, Tor Books, 1985; Frost, Pocket Books, 1983
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances

Contact Information:

808 West 39th Terrace
 Kansas City 64111-4002

Baker, Fran

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri-related, Historical Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Miss Rose and the Rakehell, 2012, Pursuing Miss Pippa, 2011, Miss Francie's Folly, 2011, The Talk of the Town, 2011; Romeo, Romeo, 2009; Once a Warrior, Delphi Books, 1998; The Lady and the Champ, Doubleday/Bantam, 1993, Thorndike Large Print 2005; San Antonio Rose, Bantam, 1991, Thorndike Large Print 2004; King of the Mountain, Bantam, 1989, Thorndike Large Print 2003; The Widow and the Wildcatter, Bantam, 1988, Delphi Books Large Print 2005; Seeing Stars, Bantam, 1986; On Love's Own Terms, Simon & Schuster, 1984; Love In the China Sea, Simon & Schuster, 1982; When Last We Loved, Simon & Schuster, 1982.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Waldenbooks Bestseller List
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None

Contact Information:


P.O. Box 6435
Lee's Summit, MO. 64064-6435

phone: (816)478-2156
e-mail: fran@franbaker.com
website: www.franbaker.com

Baker, James F.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Glimpses of Meramec Highlands, Meramec Highlands Books, 2005; King Trolley and the Suburban Queens, Meramec Highlands Books, 2005.
Awards: Kemper Local History Award for Glimpses of Meremac Highlands, Kirkwood Historical Society, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No more than a two hour drive depending on fee.
Contact Information:
Phone: (314)822-8499

Or contact publisher:

Meramec Highlands Books
1015 Barberry Lane
Kirkwood, MO. 63122

Baker, Martha

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Travel, Health/Self help, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Business/Economics, Missouri, St. Louis
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri Botantical Garden Guidebook, MBG, 1988; St. Louis: Gateway to Tomorrow,Windsor, 1990
(Articles have appeared in various newspapers and magazines)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 150 miles


Contact Information:
6364 Washington Ave.
St. Louis 63130-4705


Baker, Pat

Missouri County: Polk
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Mom, Take Time, Baker Book House, 1975; A Minute in The Morning, Baker Book House, 1975; Giving God What You Are, Broadman, 1980; I Now Pronounce You Parent, Baker, 1982; Help! I've Just Given Birth To A Teenager, Baker, 1980; The Frazzled Mother's Guide to Inner Peace, Tyndale, 1988; When A Woman Takes God At His Word, Tyndale, 1985; Dear Diary: The Secret Feelings of a Junior High Girl,Tyndale, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Drive up to 150 miles, will fly farther

Contact Information:

214 West Summit
Bolivar 65613-1030

Balzer, Howard

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography/Autobiography, Sports
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Kurt Warner The Quarterback, GHB Publishers, 2000; Isaac Bruce, GHB Publishers, not yet published.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Second Place Column, Pro Football Writers of America, 1997;  Third Place Column, Pro Football Writers of America, 1996; First Place Column, Pro Football Writers of America, 1992; Third Place Column, Pro Football Writers of America, 1987.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable

Contact Information:
fax:  (240)371-7213

e-mail:  HBalzer@aol.com

Bang, Mary Jo

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Book Reviews, Poetry Editor at Boston review
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Downstream Extremity of the Isle of Swans, University of Georgia Press, 2001; Louise in Love, Grove/Atlantic Press, 2001; Apology for Want, University Press of New England, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:  Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, 2000;    University of Georgia Contemporary Poets Series Competition, 2000;   Hodder Fellowship, Princeton University, 1999; Great Lakes College Association New Writers Award, 1998;  Bakeless Award, 1996;  "Discovery,"  The Nation, 1995.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
phone:  (314) 454-1416

e-mail:  maryjobang@aol.com

Banks, Joan Brix

Pen Name(s): Alexa Brix
Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Suspense
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Death Claim, Charter, 1988; Edge of Darkness, Charter, 1989; Gently Down the Stream, Berkley, 1991; Blood Ties, Diamond, 1992
Norwegian translation of Gently Down the Stream: Djevelens gissel, BladKompaniet, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes 
Contact Information:

Contact author directly at:
 12005 Birch Dr.
 Joplin 64804-9323

Banks, Stanley E.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Blue Beat Syncopation, BkMk Press, 2002; Rhythm and Guts, Georgia A.B. Press, 1992; Coming froma Funky Time and Place , Georgia A.B. Press, 1988; On 10th Alley Way, BkMk Press, 1981.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Special Recognition from the Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, 2002; The Writers Place Award, 2000;National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship/Grant for Creative Writing in 1989; Langston Hughes Prize for Poetry, 1981.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes/No/Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes/No
Contact Information:

6001 Garfield
Kansas City, MO. 64130
phone: (816)501-3679
e-mail: BanksSE@Mail.Avila.edu
or Contact Publisher
BkMk Press
5101 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO. 64110

Barakat, Ibtisam S.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Leads "Write Your Life" Workshops
Audience: Children/YoungAdult/Adult
Published Works:
Tasting the Sky, a Palestinian Childhood, 2007.  Anthologized in the following publications, as well as many others: Shattered, Random House, 2002; The Flag of Children, Simon & Schuster, 2002; Why Do They Hate Me (a reprint from,Children of Israel, Children of Palestine, 1998), Simon & Schuster, 2002; Teaching Powerful Writing: 25 read aloud stories, Scholastic, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Tasting the Sky has been translated to French, Spanish/Catalan and Dutch so far, and poetry has been translated to Arabic and Spanish.
Awards: Best Non-Fiction Book for YA, International Reading Association, 2007, Arab-American Best Non-Fiction Book for YA, International Reading Association, 2007, Notable Book, American Library Association, 2007, A Book for a Global Society, International Reading Association, 2007, Top 10 Book for 2007, Booklist, Kirkus Review, and School Library Journal, for Tasting the Sky, Qalam Award in Fiction, Arab American Writers Association, 1999; Best Short Story Award, Simon and Schuster/Pocket Books: Children of Israel, Children of Palestine Anthology Contest, 1998; Outsatanding Poetry Award, National Library of Poetry, 1994.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 89
Columbia, MO. 65205
phone: (573)442-9213
e-mail: i_barakat@yahoo.com or
web: www.ibtisambarakat.com

Bargen, Walter

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Essays, Travel, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Fields of Thenar, Singing Wind Press, 1980; Mysteries in the Public Domain, UMKC BkMk Press, 1990; Yet Other Waters, Timberline Press, 1990; Rising Waters: Reflections On The Year of the Great Flood, Pekitanovi Publications, 1994; The Vertical River, Timberline Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
 P.O. Box 19
 Ashland 65010-9552

Barke, Amanda J.

Missouri County: Christian
 Genre: Christian Fiction & Children's picture books
Audience: Children, Young Adult, Adult
Published Works: A Distant Rumble, PublishAmerica.net.; editor, the Liberty Press.
Works in Progress: The Sleepy Little Sun
Have any works been translated into other languages? no
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
305 W. Hayes Rd
Clever, MO 65631

Barlowe, Dave

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Children's Education
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: The Nexus Rift, Emerald Falcon Press, 2002; The Seekers, Emerald Falcon Press, 2002; The Tome of Knowledge, Emerald Falcon Press, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
810 Liberty Village Dr.
Florissant, MO. 63031
Phone: (314)623-6647
E-mail: falconander@yahoo.com
website: www.emeraldfalconpress.com

Barnes, Harper

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Blue Monday, Patick Press, 1991 
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Post Dispatch
900 N. Tucker Blvd.
St. Louis 63101-1069

Barnes, Jim

Missouri County: Macon
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography/Biography, Translation (from German, French), Literary criticism
Audience: Adults
Published Works:
POETRY: Paris, University of Illinois Press, 1997; The Sawdust War, University of Illinois Press, 1992; La Plata Cantata, Purdue University Press, 1989; A Season of Loss, Purdue University Press, 1985; The American Book of the Dead, University of Illinois Press, 1982; The Fish on Poteau Mountain, Cedar Creek Press, 1980; This Crazy Land, Inland Boat Series, Porch Press, 1980; Summons and Sign: Poems by Dagmar Nick, translated from the German, Chariton Review Press, 1980;Numbered Days: Poems by Dagmar Nick, translated from the German, New Odyssey Press, 1988
CRITICISM: Fiction of Malcolm Lowry and Thomas Mann: Structural Tradition, The Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1990
AUTOBIOGRAPHY: On Native Ground, The University of Oklahoma Press, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes,  French, Italian, German, and Slavic
Awards: Translation Prize from The Translation Center at Columbia University for Summons and Sign, 1980; Pushcart Prize for Poetry, 1980; St. Louis Poetry Center's Stanley Hanks Memorial Award, 1989; Writer-in-Residence, University of Maryland Far East Division, 1992; Oklahoma Book Award for The Sawdust War, 1993; Poet-in-Residence for Paris Writers Workshop, 1994; Munich Translator-in-Residence at Villa Walberta (Germany), 1995;   American Book Award for On Native Ground:  Memoirs and Impressions, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
914 Pine St.,
Macon 63552-1851
e-mail:  jbarnes@truman.edu

Barth, Kelly

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
These and Other Lands, Heartland Fiction Collective, 1986; The Place that Holds Our History, Missouri Writer's Biennial, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Contact Information:Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Barthel, Joan

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction/Journalism/Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Girl Singer(with, Rosemary Clooney), Doubleday, 1999; Love or Honor, Avon, 1990; A death in California, Dell, 1982; A Death in Canaan, Dell, 1977.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes;  Italian, German, & Spanish.
Awards:  Honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York, 1990;  Alumni Merit Award, St. Louis University, 1980;   Gavel Award, American Bar Association, 1979;  A death in California was a Book-of-the-Month Club Featured Alternate, Condensed in The New York Times Magazine, and made into a Four-hour Miniseries on ABC-TV;  A Death in Canaanwas a Literary Guild Featured Alternate, and made into an Emmy nominated film for CBS-TV.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
4525 Lindell Blvd. Apt. 1104
St. Louis, MO. 63108-2016
Phone:  (314)367- 8086
Fax:  (314)367-0076

Bates, Ilene

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Romance, Travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Moment In Time Xlibis Public 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (417)291-7337
E-mail: ilenebates@yahoo.com

Batterson, Jack

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Blind Boone: Missouri's Ragtime Pioneer, University of Missouri Press, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages?  No
Speaking Engagements:
Author does not accept.
Contact Information:
311 Westridge Dr.
Columbia, MO. 65203-8183
(573)875-0652
E-mail:  maryalan65203@yahoo.com

Batz, Jeannette

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self help, Contemporary Social Issues
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Half Life: What We Give Up to Work, Virginia Publishing, 1993; contributed to: A Child's Story: Recovering Through Creativity, Cracom Publishing, 1993; contributed to: A History of the Central West End, Virginia Publishing, 1992; contributed to:The Flood of 1993: Stories From A Midwestern Disaster, The Patrice Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Depends of availability of transportation
Contact Information:
C/O Hartmann Publishing
1221 Locust Suite 900
St. Louis 63103-2364

Bauman, G. Duncan

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Missouri Related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Behind the Headlines: A Memoir of His Days as Publisher of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Patrice Press
2915 N. Peter Seward Dr.
Tuscon, AZ. 85745

Beasley, Conger Jr.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Travel, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
NOVELS: Hidalgo's Beard: A California Fantasy, Andrews and McMeel, 1979; The Ptomaine Kid: A Hamburger Western, Andrews and McMeel, 1981;
SHORT FICTION: My Manhattan, Woods Colt Press, 1986; The Magic Deer,Wordcraft of Oregon, 1986; The Blood of Dead Poets, Wordcraft of Oregon, 1996;
NONFICTION: Canyon de Chelly: The Timeless Fold, Sweetlight Books, 1988;Sundancers and River Demons: Essays on Landscape and Ritual, University of Arkansas Press, 1990; We Are A People in This World: The Lakota Sioux and the Massacre at Wounded Knee, University of Arkansas Press, 1995; Eyes Open in the Dark: 8 Essays, BkMk Press, 1996;
POETRY: Over DeSoto's Bones, Ahsahta Press, 1979; Looking Up From the Bottom of the World, Timberline Press, 1986;
EDITOR: The Hermitage Journals of John Howard Griffin, Andrews and McMeel, 1982; Missouri Short Fiction, BkMk Press, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 22524
Kansas City 64113-0524

Beck, Al

Missouri County: Marion
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Gnomes & Poems, Lorien House Publishing, 1992; Sight Lines, Lorien House Publishing, 1996;  Songs From The Rainbow Worm, Lorien House Publishing, 1997; Beaucoup Haiku, Lorien House Publishing, 1999;  God Is In The Glove Compartment, Lorien House Publishing, 2000. Survival Weapons, 2001; Warm Verses, Cold Turkey, 2002; Rapping Paper, Mythic Thundermugs, 2002;Conversations With Lizard's Bones and Wizard's Stones, 2003;  Lifepsychles, 2004;  Beyond The Scars and Gripes, 2005; Eclectricity, 2005; Carpe Needs A New Diem,2007; Right Brain's Bloomin' Again, 2008; Lessons From an Open Mind, 2009;Curosity's Cushion, 2010; An Awesome Possum Shares Wild Wisdom, 2011, Willowbrook Illinois Press.
*Author has Published extensively in poetry periodicals.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Silver Medals For Painting & Poetry, Missouri Bicentenial Arts Commission, 1976.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  Variable
Contact Information:
5987 County Rd. 231
Monroe City, MO  63456
phone:  (573)439-5039
e-mail:  abeck@marktwain.net
or Contact Publisher:
Bruce Petsche
Willowbrook Illinois Press
77 Lake Hinsdale Drive, Suite 412
Willow Brook, IL 60527

Beck, Joseph G.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Visual & Performing Arts, Reference/Music Education, Church Music
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Selected Writings of John Finley Williamson, Authorhouse, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes/No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
AuthorHouse Publisher
1663 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN. 47403
(800)839-8640
www.authorhouse.com

Beck, Leah

Missouri County:  St. Charles
Genre:  Christian/Children's Grief Counseling
Audience: Children
Published Works:
My Grandma's Angels, Wine Press, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, Spanish.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
Carol Beck
P.O. Box 193
Cottleville, MO. 63338
E-mail:  bcalm@juno.com

Bell, Rose

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Health/Self Help, Religous, Biblical, Marriage
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Modern Marriage:  How They Keep It Together, Tivoli Publishing Company, 1990;You Can Be Happy, Tivoli Publishing Company, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Tivoli Publishing Company
2718 Brooklyn Ave.
Kansas City, MO. 64109
(816)474-5187

Bennett, Connie

 

Pen Name(s): Constance Bennett
Missouri County: Stoddard
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
As Connie Bennett: Suspicions, Harlequin Intrigue, 1995; Fifty Ways to Be Your Lover, Harlequin American, 1994; Single... With Children, Harlequin Superromance, 1994. Also published by Harlequin Superromance: Windstorm,1993; Tourist Attraction, 1992; Believe In Me, 1991; Playing By The Rules, 1990;Changes In The Wind, 1989; When I See Your Face, 1989; Thinking Of You, 1988;Share My Tommorrow, 1988. As Constance Bennett: Moonsong, Berkley Publishing Group, 1992; Blossom, Berkely Publishing Group, 1991; Morning Sky,Berkley Publishing Group, 1991; Pirate's Pleasure, Zebra Books, 1986; Pirate's Vixen, Zebra Books, 1985
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on nature of engagement and reimbursement
No cotact information available through the MCB at this time.

 

Bernhardt, Peter

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Science/Medicine, Missouri, Natural History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Natural Affairs: A Botanist Looks at the Attachments Between Plants and People,Villard Press, 1993; Wily Violets and Underground Orchids: Revelations of a Botanist, Morrow, 1989, Vintage paperback, 1990 
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes also writes in Spanish
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: St. Louis area only unless expenses are paid
Contact Information:
c/o Department of Biology
St. Louis University
St. Louis 63103

Bidleman, Jane

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
River City Rhapsody by the Word Seed Ensemble: Jane Bidleman, Marsha Cann, Michael Castro, Eugene B. Redmond, published by Drumveices Review, Department of English, Southern Illinois University, 1993; Break Word With the World: A Commemorative Collection of Poems/Anecdotes/Commentaries,collaboratively published by Literati Internazionale, Black River Writers Press, and Eugene B. Redmond Writers Club, 1991; Break Word With the World II, A Commemorative Collection, published by Department of English Language and Literature at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, 1993; Break Word With the World III, A Commemorative Collection, published by the Department of English Language and Literature at SIU Edwardsville, 1994; Soulard Culture Squad Review #1, editor, published by the Soulard Culture Squad, 1986.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
 Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:Contact the Missouri Center for the Book
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances

Blase, Melvin

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Business/Economics
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Institution Building: A Source Book, University of Missouri Press, 1984
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No 
Contact Information:
9100 East St. Charles Road
Columbia, MO 65202-9804

Bloess, Herman E. (Bud) Jr.

Missouri County:: Benton
Genre:: Fiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience:: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Kick the Can, General Printing Service, Columbia, Missouri, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
PO Box 154
Warsaw 65355-0154

Boan, Jim

Missouri County: Stoddard
Genre: Non-fiction, Autobiography/Biography, MIssouri Related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Rising Sun Sinking, Eakin Press, (2000), Okinawa (reprint of Rising Sun Sinking),John Gresham Military Library Series ,(2005), At the Masthead: Fond Memories of Publishing a Weekly, Sweetgum Press (2009).
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author declines
Contact Information:
609 West Bloomfield
Bloomfield, MO 63825

Boehm, Philip

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Translations
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
TRANSLATIONS: F. Kafka: Letters to Milena, 1990; Ingeborg Bachmann, Malina,1990; Christoph Hein, The Tango Player, 1991; Peter Schneider, The German Comedy, 1993; Rafik Schami, Damascus Nights, 1994; Peter Schneider, Couplings,1996; Ida Fink, Traces, 1997; Tilman Spengler, Spinal Discord, 1997. Also, various plays into Polish with E. Sklodowska.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Translates literature from other languages (German, Polish) to English
Awards: Austrian State Prize for Litereary Translations, 1990
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: some
Contact Information:
7141 Stanford Ave.
St. Louis 63130-2336

Bogan, James

Missouri County: Phelps
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Trees in the Same Forest, Cauldron, 1976; Sparks of Fire: Blake in a New Age,North Atlantic, 1982; Burden of Dreams, North Atlantic, 1984; Ozark Meandering,Timberline, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Art Department
University of Missouri at Rolla
Rolla, MO 65401

Bohlken, Bob

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Bobby Grows Up While Grandpa Listens, Rush, 1986; How the Rabbit Became the Easter Bunny, Rush, 1991; The Optimistic Mukies, Rush, 1993; How To Talk Northwest Missouri Talk, Rush, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Northwest Missouri
Contact Information:
402 South Munn Ave.
Maryville, MO 64468-2151

Boisseau, Michelle

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Textbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Sunday in God-Years, University of Arkansas Press, 2009; Trembling Air, a PEN USA finalist, University of Arkansas Press, 2003; Understory, winner of the Morse Prize, Northeastern University Press, 1996; Writing Poems, 7th ed. (co-authored with Robert Wallace), HarperCollins, 1995; No Private Life, Vanderbilt University Press, 1990; East of the Sun and West of the Moon, St. Louis Poetry Center, 1989. Various poems published in The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review,Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, Yale Review, Ploughshares, and The Threepenny Review.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No>
Awards: NEA Poetry Fellowship, 1989; Poetry Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, 1995; Al Smith Poetry Fellowship, Kentucky Arts Council, 1988; 2nd Place, Hanks Missouri Poets Contest, St. Louis Poetry Center, Inc., 1997; Walter E. Dakin Fellow 1996, Sewanee Writers conference, The University of the South; Samual French Morse Poetry Prize 1996, Northeastern University Press; Finalist (top 10), Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award for best manuscript in process, Poetry Society of America, 1995; Editor's Award, poetry, Cream City Review, 1993; Pushcart Prize Nominations, 1986-1997; Lucille Medwick Award (Best Poem on a Humanitarian Theme), Poetry Society of America, 1992; Honorable Mention, short story, 1990 Literary Awards, The Greensboro Review, 1991; Bread Loaf Scholarship in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writers conference, Middlebury College, VT, 1989; 1st Prize, Stanley Hanks Poetry Chapbook Contest, St. Louis Poetry Center, 1989; Finalist (top 20), Redbook short story contest, 1989; Cecil Hemley Award (Best Poem on a Philosophical Theme), Poetry Society of America, 1988; 1st Prize, National Poetry Competition, Chester H. Jones Foundation, 1985; 1st runner-up, Narrative Poetry contest, New England Review and Bread Loaf Quarterly, 1985; Ark River Review Chapbook Competition, Wichita State University, 1980
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable 
Contact Information: Department of English
UMKC, 5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499

Borst, William A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Culture, Missouri-Related, Baseball History and Trivia
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Liberalism: Fatal Consequences, Huntington House, 1999; The Best of Seasons: The 1944 St. Louis Cardinals & St. Louis Browns, McFarland, 1995; Still Last in the American League, The St. Louis Browns Revisited, Northmont Publishing, 1992;Ohio State Trivia, quinlan, 1988.
*Several self-published works with the St. Louis Browns Historical Society.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
9028 Haverford Terrace Ln.
St. Louis, MO. 63117- 1050
(314)997-5907
e-mail: BBPROF@aol.com

Brewer, Carolyn Glenn

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Caught in the Path, Prairie Fugue Books, 1997; A Tornado's Fury, A Community's Rebirth
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1283 W. 71st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64114-1237

Brodsky, Louis Daniel

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, Bibliography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Poetry published by Time Being Books: The Thorough Earth (1989); Four and Twenty Blackbirds Soaring (1989); Mississippi Vistas (1990); Falling from Heaven (co-written by William Heyen, 1991); Forever, for Now (1991); Mistress Mississippi (1992); A Gleam in the Eye (1992, 2009); Gestapo Crows (1992); The Capital Café (1993); Disappearing in Mississippi Latitudes (1994); Paper-Whites for Lady Jane (1995); Five Facets of Myself (1995); The Easy Philosopher (1995); "A Hard Coming of It" and Other Poems (1995); The Foul Rag-and-Bone Shop (1995); The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume One, 1963-1967 ( 1996); Points in Time (1996); Taking the Back Road Home (1997); Trip to Tipton and Other Compulsions (1997); "The Talking Machine" and Other Poems (1997); Tiffany Shade (1997); Three Early Books of Poems by Louis Daniel Brodsky: 1967-1969 (1997); Trilogy: A Birth Cycle (1998); Monday's Child (1998); Point of Americas II (1998); The Eleventh Lost Tribe (1998); Toward the Torah, Soaring (1998); Cold Companionable Streams (1999); Preparing for Incarnations (1999); The Kingdom of Gewgaw (2000); Stranded in the Land of Transients (2000); Voice Within the Void (2000); La Preciosa (2001); The Uncelebrated Ceremony of Pants-Factory Fatso (2001); Birds in Passage (2001); Résumé of a Scrapegoat (2001); The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Two, 1967-1976 (2002); You Can't Go Back, Exactly (revised, expanded edition, 2003); Shadow War: Volume One (second edition, 2004); Shadow War, Volume Two (second edition, 2004); Shadow War, Volume Three (second edition, 2004); Shadow War, Volume Four (second edition, 2004); Shadow War, Volume Five (second edition, 2004); The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Three, 1976-1980 (2004); Peddler on the Road (2005); Combing Florida’s Shores (2006); Showdown with a Cactus (2006); A Transcendental Almanac (2006); Once upon a Small-Town Time (2007); Still Wandering in the Wilderness (2007); The World Waiting to Be (2008), The Complete Poems of Louis Daniel Brodsky: Volume Four, 1981-1985 (2008); Dine-Rite (2008), By Leaps and Bounds (2009), Rabbi Auschwitz (2009), At Water's Edge (2010), Seizing the Sun and Moon (2010).
Fiction published by Time Being Books: Yellow Bricks (1999); Catchin' the Drift o' the Draft (1999); This Here's a Merica (1999); Leaky Tubs (2001); Rated Xmas (2003); Nuts to You! (2004); Pigskinizations (2005); With One Foot in the Butterfly Farm (2009), Getting to Unknow the Neighbors (2010).
Other Published Works:
William Faulkner, Life Glimpses (University of Texas Press, 1990).
Co-edited with Robert Hamblin: Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky: A Descriptive Catalogue (University Press of Virginia, 1979); Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection: Volume I: The Bibliography (University Press of Mississippi, 1982); Volume II: The Letters (1984); Volume III: The De Gaulle Story (1984); Volume IV: Battle Cry (1985); Volume V: Manuscripts and Documents (1989); Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen by William Faulkner (University Press of Mississippi, 1987); Stallion Road: A Screenplay by William Faulkner (University Press of Mississippi, 1989).
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Center for Great Lakes Culture, 2004 best Book of Poetry for, You Can't Go Back Exactly.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
10411 Clayton Road, Suites 201-203
St. Louis 63131-2912
phone: (314)432-1771
e-mail: ldbrodsky@sbcglobal.net
website:www.louisdanielbrodsky.com
publisher's website: www.timebeing.com

Brooks, Stephen J.

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction for Children
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Creatures of the Night, Purple Sky Publishing, 2005; The Fairy Ball, Purple Sky Publishing, 2006; Unicorn Races, Purple Sky Publishing, 2007; Sleep Peacefully My Princess, Purple Sky Publishing, 2005; Alexander Asenby's Great Adventure, Purple Sky Publishing, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes, depending on circumstances
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
phone: (816) 746-4881
e-mail: sjb2faa@yahoo.com

Brophy, Patrick

Missouri County: Vernon
Genre:Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Bushwhackers of the Border: The Civil War Period in Western Missouri, Vernon County Historical Society, 1980; Osage Autumn: The Exploration Period in Western Missouri, Vernon County Historical Society, 1985; Found No Bushwhackers: The 1864 Diary of Sgt. James P. Mallery, Vernon County Historical Society, 1989 (edited); Three Hundred Years: Historical Highlights of Nevada and Vernon County, Missouri, DGL Info-write, Boulder, CO, 1993; Osages, Bushwhackers, Etc: Self-Guided Historical Tours of Vernon County, Missouri, Vernon County Historical Society, 1994 (compiled and edited)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: yes
Contact Information:
411 South Adams Street
Nevada, MO 64772-3107

Browder. Catherine

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri
Audience:Adult
Published Works:
The Clay That Breathes: A novella and stories, Milkweed Editions, Minneapolis, MN, 1991; The Heart, Helicon Nine Press, Kansas City
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
3611 Gladstone Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64123-1145

Brown, Cinita D.

Missouri County: Douglas
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
The Black Kettle Ride, Ozark Publishing, Inc., 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
 RR 2, Box 463
Ava, MO 65608-9616

Bryant, D. G.

Missouri County: Osage
Genre: Fiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Theodosia's Flock, Booklocker, 2007.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Information:
dgbryant@wildblue.net
Website: www.dgbryant.net

Buchanan, Dawna Lisa

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Fiction/Essays/Professional/Academic
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Falcon's Wing, Orchard Books, 1992.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Ohiona Award  for Juvenile Literature, 1993;  Hemingway (Honorable Mention), 1988.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  depends on cost/scheduling
Contact Information:
23 SE 240 Rd.
Warrensburg, MO. 64093
Phone:  (660) 747- 9194
Email:  dbuchanan@cmsu1.cmsu.edu

Bumas, E. Shaskau

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Missouri, Plays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Price of Tea in China, University of Massachusetts Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, also writes in other languages
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Washington Univ.
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1122
St. Louis 63130-4899

Bumgarner, Barri L.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, True-Crime, Thrillers and Contemporary Young Adult
Audience: Young Adult, Adult
Published Works: Dregs, Tigress Press, 2007; " Retribution" in Mysteries of the Ozarks, Vol. II, Skyward Publishing, 2006; 8 Days, Tigress Press, 2004; Dregs(screenplay), TRYPS, 2004; Slipping, Tigress Press, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 8 Days Nominated for Missouri Book of the Year, Slipping, Missouri Writers' Guild, Best Fiction 2006 Runner-up; Writer's Digest Honorable Mention, 72nd Annual Writing Competition.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts. Former teacher offers multiple talks at schools, to writers' groups, and to reading clubs.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (573)814-1611
Email: BarriBum@aol.com
Website: www.barrilbumgarner.com

or contact publisher

Janet Musick
Tigress Press
phone: (573) 808-1717
fax: (573)214-3221
e-mail: jmusic@tigresspress.com

Bundschu, William B.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Young/Adult
Published Works: Abuse and Murder on the Frontier, Little Blue Valley, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
3310 South Crysler Ave.
Independence, MO.64055
Phone: (816)252- 3158
Fax: (816)252-9609
E-mail: schubill@comcast.net

Burch, Lynda S.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Musical Children's E-Books
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Edge of Paradise, Wings E-Press, Inc., 2002; Weather or Not! Fall, Writer's Exchange E-Publishing Inc., 2002; Weather or Not! Winter, Writer's Exchange E-Publishing Inc., 2002; Weather or Not! Spring, Writer's Exchange E-Publishing Inc., 2002; Weather or Not! Summer, Writer's Exchange E-Publishing Inc., 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes/No/Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes/No
Contact Information:
Website: www.LyndaSBurch.com
E-mail: lyndasburch@att.net

Burchett, Kenneth E.

Missouri County: Taney
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Visual & Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri Related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Bibliographical History of the Study and the Use of Color from Aristotleto Kandinsky, London & Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005 2005. 416 pp.;
Review of Colour Harmony and the Visual Message, Anatal Nemcsics;
Color Research & Application, International Journal of Color Technology and Application, 30(3), p.243 John Wiley & Sons, (2002); "Color Harmony" Color Research adn Application, 27(1), p328-31, Wiley, (1993); "Artist and audience, living with art", Studies in Art Education, Journal of the National Art Education Association, 34(3) p 176-178,  NAEA, (1991); "Problems of color education in art" Inter-society Color Council News, 333, ISCC, (1991); "Color harmony attributes" Color Research and Applictaion, 16(4) p. 275-278 Wiley, (1990); "Faber Birren" Leonardo, Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 23(1) p. 160 Pergamon, (189); "Twelve books on color", Color Research and Application, 14(2), p.96-98, Wiley.

Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
kenb@uca.edu

Burger, Harry

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Biancastella: A Jewish Partisan in World War II, University Press of Colorado, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
261 Horseshoe Dr.
Kirkwood, MO  63122-3731

Burgin, Richard

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Founder and Editor of Boulevard Magazine.
The Identity Club, Ontario Review Press, 2005; The Spirit Returns, John Hopkins University Press, 2001; Ghost Quartet, Triquarterly Books, 1999; Jorge Louis Borges: Conversations, University Press of Mississippi, 1998; Fear of Blue Skies, John Hopkins University Press, 1998; Private Fame, Triquarterly Books, 1999;Man Without Memory, University of Illinois Press, 1989; Conversations With Isaac Beshevis Singer, Doubleday, 1985; Conversations With Jorge Luis Borges, Holt, Rnehart, & Winston, 1969; The Man With Missing Parts, Identity Press, 1974 (reprinted by Alexander Street Press, 2004).
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: "The Identity Club" reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories 2005; Pushcart Prize for "Miles," 2002; Pushcart Prize for "Bodysurfing," 1999;Boulevard Magazine named "Best Literary Journal" by the Riverfront Times;Pushcart Prize for "The Victims," 1986; Boulevard Magazine named, "Best Addition to the Literary Scene" by Philadelphia Magazine, 1986; Pushcart Prize for "Notes on Mrs. Slaughter," 1982.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (314)862-2643
or contact agent
Giles Anderson Literary Agency
435 Convent Avenue, Ste. 5
New York, New York, United States

Burnett, Betty

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience:Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Along the Rio Grande, North American Rivers Series, Lerner, 2001; Ferdinand Magellan: Explorer of the Pacific Ocean, Rosen Publications, 2002; Cool Careers Without College for Science Wizards, Rosen Publications, 2001; Coping with Multiple Sclerosis, Rosen Publications, 2000; Along the Missouri River, North American Rivers Series, Lerner, 2000; St. Louis: It's Neighbors and Neighborhoods, Regional Commerece Association, 1991; St. Louis: Gateway to Tomorrow, Windsor Publications, 1990; St. Louis at War: The Story of a City 1941-45, Patrice Press, 1987; The Time of Favor, the Story of Catholicism in Southern Illinois, Patrice Press, 1987; One Hundred Years of Caring, Missouri Baptist Hospital , Patrice Press, 1985.
Compiled and Edited: The Great Flood of 1993: Stories from a Midwestern Disaster,Patrice Press, 1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
6808 Washington, 2E
St. Louis, MO. 63130-4631
Phone:  (314)725-1892
E-mail: bettyburnett@msn.com

Burns, Michael

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Poetry, Missouri, editor - literary studies
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
BOOKS OF POETRY: It Will Be All Right in the Morning, University of Arkansas Press, 1998; The Secret Names, University of Missouri Press, 1994;The Secret Names, University of Missouri Press, 1994; And As For Darkness, Green Tower Press, 1987; When All Else Failed, Timberline Press, 1984;
EDITED BOOKS: Discovery and Reminiscence: Essays on the Poetry of Mona Van Duyn, University of Arkansas Press, 1998; Miller Williams and the Poetry of the Particular, University of Missouri Press, 1991; Jumping Pond: Poems and Stories from the Ozarks, self-published with grants from the Missouri Arts Council and the Southwest Missouri State Foundation (Mark Sanders, co-editor)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Missouri Writers Biennial Award, 1992; National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, 1995.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: may need to have expenses paid
Contact Information:
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield,  MO 65804-0027

Butler, Elizabeth

Given Name: Eva Ridenour
Missouri County: Howard
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism, Mystery, Romance, Western, Travel, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Master of the Night, B&E Publishing, 2002; J.D.'s Rustler, B&E Publishing, 2001;Trailboss, B&E Publishing, 2000; The Colonel's Widow, B&E Publishing, 1999.
Magazine articles published in, Grit, Persimmon Hill, Boy's Life, Family Motorcoaching, and several religous magazines.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes/No
Awards: Hidden Treasure List for All About Romance, an Internet reviewer's newsletter.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
204 N. Central
Armstrong, MO. 65230
Phone: (660)273-9972
E-mail: bepub@socket.net

Authors - C

Cady, Elwyn Loomis Jr

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Science/Medicine, Law
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Law and Contemporary Nursing, Littefield, Adams, 1961, 1963; Chapters inGradwohl's Legal Medicine, Mosby, 1954; Stephenson's Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation, Mosby, 1958, 1964, 1969, 1974; Stephenson's Immediate Care of the Acutely Ill and Injured, Mosby, 1974; Volz' Federal Practice Manual, West, 1960, 1970, 1989; Polsky's MedicoLegal Reader, Oceana, 1956; Jenson's History and Trends of Professional Nursing, Mosby, 1959, 1965, 1969; Jensen's Practical Nursing, Mosby, 1958, 1962
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1919 Drumm Avenue
Independence 64055-1836

Campbell, Janet Bruce

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Kansas Monarchs: Champions of Black Baseball, University Press of Kansas, 1985
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
701 East Gregory Blvd.
Kansas City 64131-1324

Carey, Ken

Missouri County: Shannon
Genre: Nonfiction, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri, spirituality/consciousness/nature
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Published by Harper Collins, San Francisco: The Starseed Transmissions, 1991;Vision, 1991; Return of the Bird Tribes, 1991; Flat Rock Journal, 1994; The Third Millennium, 1995 
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
HC 67, Box 70
Mountain View 65548-9005
Contact Publisher:
Harper Collins
Harper San Francisco 1160 Battery St.,
San Francisco, CA 94111-1213

Carnahan, Jean

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Don't Let the Fire Go Out!, University of Missouri Press, 2004; Menus, Missouri Mansion Preservation, 1998; If Walls Could Talk: The Story of Missouri's First Families, Missouri Mansion Preservation, 1998.

Carroll, Lenore

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Western/Historical Fiction (American)
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Novels:  One Hundred Girls' Mother, St. Martin's Press, 1998; Abduction from Ft. Union, Walker & Co., 1998;  The Heart Remembers, HarperCollins, 1993; Love With A Warm Cowboy, HarperCollins, 1993; Annie Chambers, Watermark Press, 1989.
Short Fiction:  "The Tourist,"  Dark Cravings, M.A. Boston, 1999;    "Traveling Princess,"  American West, Loren Estleman, 1999;   "Cowboy Blues,"  Great Stories of the American West II, Martin Greenberg, 1996;    "Reunion,"   New Trails, John Jakes and Martin Greenberg, 1994;   "Ojo Caliente,"  South Dakota Review, John Milton, 1993;  "Energy Field,"  Thin Ice, Kathleen Jurgens, 1992;  "Music is a Mind Altering Substance,"  Uncle, John Mort and Don Blevins, 1991;  "Grandpa Talks,"  White Aloe Creek Review, John Lofflin, 1991;    "It Ain't Been Forever Yet," Black Hills Writers group Contest, 1990;    "Letter Home,"   RE:  Arts & Letters, Lee Schultz, 1991; "Float Trip,"   White Aloe Creek Review, 1990;  "Welcome Home,"  Kansas Stories 1989, James Girard, 1989;    "Eldon's Pentinte,"  Razored Saddles, Joe Lansdale, 1989;    "Trooper's Story,"  The New Frontier, Joe Lansdale, 1989.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: First Prize, Black Hills Writers Group Contest for, "It Ain't Been Forever Yet," 1990;  Nominee, Spur Award, Western Writers of America for, Annie Chambers, 1991.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Some limitations
Contact Information:
3731 Wyoming St.
Kansas City, MO. 64111
phone:  (816)531-1771
lcarroll@primary.net

Carter, Maxine

Missouri County: Howell
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Teething Thirties (a novel), The William-Frederick Press, New York, 1968; The Falkland Islands: Anglo-Argentine Conflict (an epic), Mountain View Gazette Publishing, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Carter, Stephen

Pen Name(s): Carter Stephenson
Missouri County:: Boone
Genre:: Fiction, Missouri
Audience:: Adult
Published Works:
Grace Among the Thorns, Scythe Books, Div of Winston Derek Pub, Nashville, TN
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: advance notice and paid expenses
Contact Information:
5618 Pinehurst Lane
Columbia, MO 65202
Phone: (573)447-1553
E-mail: cartola8@aol.com

Casey, Sam

Missouri County: Webster
Genre: Essays, nature - human interest
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
(Magazine writer and founder of 60-member Rolla Area Writer's Guild)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Rolla - 1-44 - Springfield
Contact Information:
RR 2, Box 287
Marshfield 65706-9661

Casteel, Rod

Missouri County: Schuyler
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Science Fistion
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Crimson Rose, Ellora's Cave, 2002; Taneika: Daughter of the Wolf, Ellora's Cave, 2002; Texas Thunder, Ellora's Cave, 2002; Mistress of Table Rock, Ellora's Cave, 2003; The Toymaker, Ellora's Cave, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (660)457-3308
E-mail: rcasteel@rcasteel.net

Castro, Jan G.

Missouri County:
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Art and Life of Georgia O' Keeffe, New York: Crown, 1985, London: Virago, 1985, (updated paperback) New York: Crown, 1995; Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms, co-editor with Kathryn Van Spanckeren, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Press, 1988; Mandala of the Five Senses, 1975
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes -- also writes in other languages
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
7420 Cornell Ave.
St. Louis 63130-2914

Chandra, G.S. Sharat

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
April in Nanjangud, Alan Ross Ltd., London Magazine Editions, 1971; Once or Twice, Hippopotamus Press, U.K., 1974; The Ghost of Meaning, Lewis-Clark State College, Confluence Press, Idaho, 1976; Heirloom, Oxford University Press, 1982; Family of Mirrors, BkMk Press, 1993; Immigrants of Loss, Hippopotamus Press, 1993-94
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
UMKC
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City 64110-2446

Chapin, Sandy Ray

Missouri County: Wright
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Searching for Booger County, Boogeyman Books, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 184
Mountain Grove, MO. 65711
Phone: (417)948-2628

Cheaney, Janie B.

Missouri County: Polk
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Textbooks
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Playmaker, Random House, 2000; Wordsmith Craftsman, Common Sense Press, 1992;Wordsmith Apprentice, Common Sense Press, 1994;  Wordsmith:   A Creative Writing Course for Young People, Common Sense Press, 1992.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: prefers within 200 miles
Contact Information:
1002 E. 340th Rd.
Flemington, MO. 65650
Phone:  (417)777- 3028
Fax:  (417)777- 4202
E-mail:  jbcheaney@alltel.net

Claassen, William

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction/ Spirituality/Travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Alone in Community:  Journeys into Monastic Life Around the World, Forest of Peace Publishing, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Associated Press Missouri APME Writing Contest, 1993;  Second Place- Feature Writing, The Columbia Missourian.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
2204 Hominy Branch Ct.
Columbia, MO. 65201
Phone:  (573) 817- 0355
E-mail:  cclaasse@coin.org

or contact publisher

Forest of Peace Publishing
251 Muncie Rd.
Leavenworth, KS. 66048- 4946
Phone:  (800)726- 9033
Web site: www.forestofpeace.com

Clewell, David

David Clewell
Missouri County:
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Room To Breathe, Milwaukee: Pentagon Press, 1977; The Blood Knows To Keep Moving, Boston: Chowder Review, 1980; As Far as the Eye Can See, St. Louis: Neverthless Press, 1989; Blessings In Disguise, New York: Viking/Penguin, 1991;Lost In the Fire, St. Louis: Garlic Press, 1993; Now We're Getting Somewhere,Madison: University of Wisconson Press, 1994, Taken Somehow by Surprise, University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. 
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Poet Laureate of Missouri, 2010-1011, National Poetry Series winner for "Blessings in Disguise" and Felix Pollak Poetry Prize winner for "Now We're Getting Somewhere"
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
4013 Russell Blvd.
St. Louis 63110-3609

Cobb, Vickie Layton

Missouri County: Stone
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Missouri, Children's Christian/Religious
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Fallen Leaves, Volume One: True Ozark Pioneer Stories; Fallen Leaves, Volume Two: A Visit to White River Country, 1993; Gentle Rains
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
RR 4, Box 83
Galena 65656-9106

Cohen, Carol Knipp

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Night Light, poetry CD, 2004. Numerous poems published in various literary magazines. Former poetry editor of Boulevard.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Recevied Best of Issue Award, Cape Rock magazine (Cape Girardeau) Fall, 1988 for "Pollen." Nominated by Ascent magazine (Urbana, IL) for G.E. Younger Poet Series, April 1987. Received special recognition by Mona Van Duyn, judge, for Ascent prize.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on the circumstances of the event
Contact Information:
7831 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63130
Phone: (314) 862-2503
E-mail: carcoh7@sbcglobal.net

Contine, Lilah

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Travel, Health/Self Help, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Ports Foreign, Self Published; Memories of an Island Paper Report, Self Published.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Honorable Mention in Children's Non-Fiction, Writer's Digest, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
3063 Ridgeview DR.
St. Charles, MO. 63301
Phone: (636)724-7447

Cook, Elsa E.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Satin Dolls, Pocket Books, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: expenses only
Limitations on travel: no limitations if expenses are paid
Contact Information:
8112 Pershing
Clayton, MO 63105-3725

Cook, Glen

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Heirs of Babylon, NAL /Signet, 1972; A Shadow of All Night Falling, Berkley, 1979; October's Baby, Berkley, 1980; All Darkness Met, Berkley, 1980; Shadowline,Warner, 1982; Starfishers, Warner, 1982; Stars' End, Warner, 1982; The Swordbearer, Pocket, 1982; The Fire In His Hands, Pocket, 1984; The Black Company, Tor, 1984; Shadows Linger, Tor, 1984; A Matter of Time, Ace, 1985; The White Rose, Tor, 1985; Doomstalker, Warner/PopLib, 1985; Warlock,Warner/PopLib, 1985; Passage At Arms, Warner/PopLib, 1985; With Mercury Toward None, Baen, 1985; Cere Mony, Warner/PopLib, 1986; Reap The East Wind,Tor, 1987; Sweet Silver Blues, NAL/Signet, 1987; The Dragon Never Sleeps,Warner/PopLib, 1988; An Ill Fate Marshaling, Tor, 1988; Bitter Gold Hearts,NAL/Signet, 1988; The Tower of Fear, Tor, 1989; Shadow Games, Tor, 1989; The Silver Spike, Tor, 1989; Dreams of Steel, Tor, 1989; Old Tin Sorrows, NAL/Signet, 1989; Dread Brass Shadows, NAL/Signet, 1990; Sung In Blood, NESFA Press, 1990; Red Iron Nights, NAL/ROC, 1991; Deadly Quicksilver Lies, NAL/ROC, 1994;Petty Pewter Gods, NAL/ROC, 1995; ADDITIONAL CONTRACTED TITLES: Bleak Seasons, Tor; She Is The Darkness, Tor; Water Sleeps, Tor; Blooded Steel Heart,NAL/ROC
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable

Cooper, Martha L.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Local History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Civil War and Nodaway County, Part I, 1989; Civil War and Nodaway County, Part II, 1989; Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (Black History), 1986; Hidden Histories of Nodaway County, Vol. I, 1992; Hidden Histories of Nodaway County,Vol. II, 1994; Keirsey, Kiersey, Kersey, Past and Present (family history), 1988;Keirsey and Allied Lines (family history), 1983; (also the author of various other family histories, poems, and pamphlets)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: local
Contact Information:
321 S. Charles St.
Maryville,  64468-2908

Cope, Ray M.D.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works: From Mersey to Missouri: A New and Different World, The Book Guild, 2005; Doctor on the Move, 2005.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel:Would not wish to go beyond mid-state.
Contact Information:
908 Martin Drive
Columbia, MO. 65203
Phone: (573)445-8121
E-mail: copejray@hotmail.com
Eeb site: www.doctoronthemove.com

Copeland, Lori

Genre: Romance, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
(1982-1987) DELL - Candlelight Ecstasy: Playing for Keeps, A Tempting Stranger,All or Nothing, Rainbow's End, Out of Control, A Winning Combination, Spitfire,Forever After, Tug Of War, Hot On His Trail, When Lightening Strikes, Passion's Folly,A Love of Our Own; SUPREMES: Two Of A Kind, Only The Best, High Voltage, More Than She Bargained For, Tale Of Love-Single Title; HARLEQUIN American: The Trouble With Thorny, Tall Cotton; LOVESWEPT: Darling Deceiver.
LOVESWEPT: Tis The Season, 1990; Squeeze Play, 1991; Melancholy Baby, 1991;Taste of Temptation, 1992; Built to Last, 1992. LOVESPELL (Dorchester Line): Two Of A Kind, 1993; LEISURE - Reprints: Playing For Keeps: A Tempting Stranger,1990; Out of Control: A Winning Combination, 1990; Out Of This World: Forever After, 1991; Up For Grabs: Hot On His Trail, 1991; Spitfire: Tug Of War, 1991; A Valentine Sampler: Tale of Love, 1992; Two of A Kind, 1993; Only the Best, 1993;High Voltage, 1993. DELL - Historicals: Fool Me Once, 1990; Sweet Hannah Rose,1991, Forever, Ashley, 1992; The Claxton Brothers Series: Avenging Angel, 1987;Passion's Captive, 1988; Sweet Talkin' Stranger, 1989. FAWCETT: Someone To Love, 1995; The Sisters of Mercy Flats Trilogy: Promise Me Today, 1992; Promise Me Tomorrow, 1993; Promise Me Forever, 1994. AVON: Timesless Love, 1993.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1340 W. Battlefield, Suite 106
Springfield 65807-4102

Corbett, Suzanne

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, Missouri-related, Food & Wine
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Pushcarts & Stalls- The Soulard Market & History Cookbook, Palmerston & Reed, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Has recieved 73 awards for writing, editing and production from The National Federation of Press Women.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
11912 Charter House Ln.
St. Louis, MO. 63146-5227
Phone:  (314)997- 7578
Fax:  (314)997- 7712
E-mail:  corbettsuzanne@aol.com

Cornman, Sabrina M.

Missouri County: Howell
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri, Christian Fiction for Young Adults
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Lepi and the Majic Tree, The Friends of the Library, Mountain View, Missouri, 1993.
(Blue Zara, unpublished; At Grandma's House, unpublished)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 100 miles
Contact Information:
RR 2
Mountain View 65548-9802

Corrigan, Patricia

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, Nature
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:Chemotherapy and Radiation for Dummies, Wiley Publishing Company, 2005; Wild Things: Untold Tales from the First Century at The Saint Louis Zoo, Virginia Publishing Company, 2002; Convertible Dreams: Saturday Morning Musings on Life, Lunch and Matters of the Heart, Virginia Publishing Company,2001; The Whale Watcher's Guide, NorthWord Press, 1999; Our Wild World: Cougars, NorthWord Press, 2001; Our Wild World: Whales, NorthWord Press, 2001; Beavers for Kids, NorthWord Press, 1996; Manatees for Kids, NorthWord Press, 1996; Sharks for Kids, NorthWord Press, 1995; Dolphins for Kids, NorthWord Press,1995; Angels In The Kitchen, Pocketbooks,1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Counts, Mamie Evelyn

Pen Name(s): Evelyn Counts
Missouri County: Saline
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Pickins' From the Poetry Patch, Marshall Democrat News, 1982; Pickins' From the Poetry Patch - Second Crop, Downtown Print, 1989; Tales of the Sante Fe Trail,Downtown Print, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: local
Contact Information:
219 E. Highlander
Marshall 65340-3363

Courtaway, Robbi

Missouri County: St. Louis
Publication types: Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult
Speaking engagements: Accepts, please contact author directly for more information.
Publications: Wetter than the Mississippi: Prohibition in St. Louis and Beyond,Reedy Press, October 2008; Spirits of St. Louis: A Ghostly Guide to the Mound City's Unearthly Activities, Viginia Publishing Co., 1999; Spirits II: Return of the Gateway City Ghosts, Virginia Publishing Co., 2002
Awards:
First place, special articles - arts and entertainment, National Federation of Press Women - Missouri Affiliate, March 2007
Third place, best story about religion, Missouri Press Association, September 2006
First place, feature writing, local Pulitzer Prize competition, Suburban Newspapers of Greater St. Louis, July 2005.
First place, special articles - history, National Federation of Press women-Missouri Affiliate, March 2005
Honorable mention, special articles - history, national competition, National Federations of Press Women, August 2005
Third place, overall excellence, Kirkwood-Webster Journal newspaper, Missouri Press Association, 2004
Second place, five-part series on court-ordered desegregation in the St. Louis Public Schools, Suburban Newspapers of America, 1993
Contact Information:
110 East Rose Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119-4720
Telephone:  (314) 963-9533
E-mail: rcourtaway@sbcglobal.net

Cox, Vicki

Missouri County: Laclede
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Margaret Sanger, Chelsea House, 2005; Fidel Castro, Chelsea House, 2004; Hosni Mubarak, Chelsea House, 2003; Marion Jones, Chelsea House, 2002; Diana, Princess of Wales, Chelsea House, 2001; Rising Stars and Ozark Constellations, Chelsea House, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Best Column- Newspaper/Magazine, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2003, 2002, & 2001; Best Book About Missouri, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2002; Best Juvenile Book, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2001; Best Essay, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2001;Best Newspaper Article, Missouri Writer's Guild, 1997, & 2000; Best Magazine Article, Missouri Writer's Guild, 1998, & 2000; Best Photo/Article Combination, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2000; Best Humorous Article, Missouri Writer's Guild, 2000; Best Ozark Article, Missouri Writer's Guild, 1999.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1895
Lebanon, MO. 65536
Phone: (417)532-1756
E-mail: vcox01@llion.org

Cramer, Rebecca

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary social issues
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The View from Frog Mountain, Book World Inc., 2000; Mission to Sonora, Book World Inc., 1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Publication Award, Johnson County Community College, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
5534 Holmes St.
Kansas City, MO. 64110
Phone:  (816) 523- 7895
E-mail:  rcramer@jccc.net
Website:  http://www.jccc.net~rcramer

Crum, Kimball

Missouri County: St. Francois
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
My Sister is Missing!!, Read Me Publishing, 1994; Brian's Lunch, Read Me Publishing, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages?No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
1119 Hawthorne Road
Bonne Terre, MO. 63628-3870
(573)431-3720
E-mail: kcrum@centralr3.org.

Crump, Marguerite

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self-Help
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Don't Sweat It! Everybody's Answers to Questions You Don't Want to Ask, Free Spirit Publishing, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes- Time constraints
Contact Information:
Phone: (573)442-1680
E-mail: margueritekc@msn.com

Cunningham, Jo

Missouri County: Green
Genre: Collectibles- Specifically American Dinnerware
Audience:Adult
Published Works:
The Autumn Leaf Story, Self- published, 1976; The Collector's Encyclopedia of American Dinnerware, Collector Books, 1982;  The Best Collectible Dinnerware,Schiffer Publishing, 1994; Homer Laughlin, A Giant Among Dishes, Schiffer Publishing, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
535 E. Normal
Springfield, MO. 65807
Phone: (417)831-1320

Curtis, C.H. Skip

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Why'd They Name It That?, Curtis Enterprises, 1992; The Missouri US 66 Tour Book, Curtis Enterprises, 1994; Birthplace of Route 66- Springfield, MO, Curtis Enterprises, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
424 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO. 65802
Phone: (417)866-4743
E-mail: oldno3@mchsi.com
Website: www.birthplaceofroute66.com

Cusumano, Joseph D. P.h.D

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self help
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
If You Build It- Creating Your Own Spiritual Field of Dreams, Psychospiritual Publications, 1999; Transforming Scrooge:  Dickens' Blueprint for Spiritual Awakening, Llewellyn, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
3601 Hempstead Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
Phone:  (636) 493-0719
Cell: (314) 398-3264
Fax:  (314) 837-7828
E-mail:  drjoe50@msn.com
Web site: fps-stl.biz

Authors - D

Dablemont, Larry

Missouri County: Polk
Genre: Outdoor
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Greatest Wild Gobblers... Lessons Learned from Old Timers & Old Toms, Lightin' Ridge Books, 1999
Front Bench Regulars... Wit and Wisdom from Back Home in the Hills, Lightin' Ridge Books, 1999
Memories from a Misty Morning Marsh... a Duck Hunters Collection, Lightin' Ridge Books, 1999
Dogs, Ducks and Hatrack Bucks... Short Stories for the Outdoorsman, Lightin' Ridge Books, 1999
Ain't No Such Animal, and Other Stories From the Ozark Hills , Lightin' Ridge Books, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Missouri Conservation Communicator of The Year, Missouri Conservation Federation, 1994.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Lightin' Ridge Books
PO Box 22
Bolivar, MO 65613
Phone:  (417)777-5227
Email:  lridge@ipa.net

Dailey, Janet

Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Westerns
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Published by HARLEQUINN:
No Quarter Asked, 1976
Boss Man From Ogalala,1976
Savage Land, 1976
Fire and Ice, 1976
Land of Enchantment, 1976
The Homeplace, 1976
After the Storm, 1976
Dangerous Masquerade, 1977
Night of the Cotillion, 1977
Valley of the Vapors, 1977
Fiesta San Antonio, 1977
Show Me,1977
Bluegrass King, 1977
A Lyons Share, 1977
The Widow and the Wastrel,1977
The Ivory Cane, 1978
The Indy Man, 1978
Darling Jenny, 1978
Reily's Woman, 1978
To Tell the Truth, 1978
Sonora Sundown, 1978
Big Sky Country,1978
Something Extra, 1978
The Master Fidler, 1978
Beware of the Stranger,1978
Giant of Mesabi, 1978
The Matchmakers, 1978
For Bitter or Worse, 1979
Green Moutain Man, 1979
Six White Horses, 1979
Summer Mahoghany, 1979
The Bride of the Delta Queen, 1979
Tidewater Lover, 1979
Strange Bedfellow,1979
Low Country Liar, 1979
Sweet Promise, 1979
For Mike's Sake, 1979
Sentimental Journey, 1979
A Land Called Deseret, 1979
Kona Winds, 1980
That Boston Man, 1980
Bed of Grass, 1980
The Thawing of Mara, 1980
The Matting Season, 1980
Lord of the High Lonesome, 1980
Southern Nights, 1980
Enemy in Camp, 1980
Difficult Decision, 1980
Heart of Stone, 1980
One of the Boys, 1980
Wild and Wonderful, 1981
A Tradition of Pride, 1981
The Traveling Kind, 1981
Dakota Dreamin', 1981
Northern Magic, 1982
With a Little Luck, 1982
That Carolina Summer, 1982
Published by SILHOUETTE:
The Hostage Bride, 1981
The Lancaster Men, 1981
For the Love of God, 1981
Wildcatter's Woman, 1982
The Second Time, 1982
Mistletoe and Holly, 1982
Separate Cabins, 1983
Western Man, 1983
Terms of Surrender, 1982
Foxfire Light, 1982
The Best Way to Lose, 1983
Leftover Love,1984
Published by POCKET:
Touch the Wind, 1979
The Rogue, 1980
Ride the Thunder,1980
Night Way, 1981
This Calder Sky, 1981
This Calder Range, 1982
Stands a Calder Man, 1983
Calder Born, Calder Bred, 1983
The Pride of Hannah Wade,1985
Published by POSEIDON PRESS:
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue, 1984
The Glory Game, 1985
The Great Alone, 1986
Published by LITTLE BROWN:
Heiress, 1987
Rivals, 1989
Masquerade, 1990
Aspen Gold, 1991
Tangled Vines, 1992
The Proud and the Free, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for Speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact Publisher:

 Richard Curtis
171 East 74th Street
New York, New York

Dains, Mary K.

Missouri County: St. Clair
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Partners With God: Biographical Sketches of Our Ministers, 1832-1982, First Christian Church, Columbia, 1982
Show Me Missouri Women: Selected BiographiesVol. I, Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1989
Thomas Hart Bent, Artist, Writer, Intellectual, State Historical Society of Missouri, 1989
Show Me Missouri Women: Selected Biographies Vol II, Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 50-100 miles
Contact Information:
RR 1 Box 310
Schell City, MO 64783-9611

Dalton, John

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Heaven Lake, Scribner, 2004
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
First Place- Fiction, Barnes & Noble 2004 Discover Award
Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters for Best First Fiction of 2004
James Michener Award, 1993
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
709 Cordell Ct.
Olivette, MO 63132
Phone: (314)993-6418
Email: johndalton@daltonnovel.com
Web site: www.daltonnovel.com

Damon, Valerie Hubbard

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Illustrated Children's Books and Teacher's Guides
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Grindle Lamfoon And The Procurnious Fleekers, Star Publications, 1979
Willo Mancifoot and the Mugga Killa Whomps, Star Publications, 1985
Fire Ferret Town,Pan Educational Institute, 1987
Tea with Adella Dine Crow, Star Publications, 1990
Creative Teachers' Guide to Grindle Lamfoon, Star Publications, 1983
Creative Teachers' Guide to Willo Mancifoot, Star Publications, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Inormation:
1211 West 60th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64113-1318

Davis, Dianna L.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Family
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Dear Mom, Dear Reed, Love Cessie, The Running Duck Press, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 220964
St. Louis, MO 63122-0964
Phone:  (314) 984-0580
Email:  diannadavis@usa.net

Davis, Jeffrey A.

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Christian
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Invasion of the Togakura, Publish America, 2003
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Preferably within Missouri
Contact Information:
Email:
adventureauthor@lycos.com

DeSha, Sandra Donovan

Pen Name(s): Sandra Donovan
Missouri County: St. louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Audlt
Published Works:
Kensington Publishing, Zebra Books: Deception's Fire, 1998
Rapture's Reward,1989
Restless Passions, 1992
Silver Seduction, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagments: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on Circumstances
Contact Inormation:
2683 South Big Bend #15
St. Louis, MO 63143-2100

Denson, Sara Ann

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Children and Adult
Published Works:
Christmas Turtles, Purple Sky Publishing, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
Email:
saraanndenson@embarqmail.com
Web site: www.saraanndenson.com

Di Blasi, Debra

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction/Poetry/Essays/Autobiography/Biography/Mixed-Media/Cross-Genre/Screenplays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Prayers of an Accidental Nature (short stories), Coffee House Press, 1999
Drought & Say What You Like (novellas), New Direction Books, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
First Place, Big Ugly Review Flash Fiction Award, 2004
First Place, National League of American Pen Women Essay Contest, 2003
First Place, Christopher Isherwood Foundation Award, 2003
Special recognition, Moondance International Film Festival Competition, 2002
First Place, National League of American Pen Women Poetry Contest, 2002
Cinovation Screenwriting Award for, Drought (screenplay), 1999
Thorpe Menn Award for, Drought & Say What You Like, 1998
Eyster Prize for Fiction for, "An Interview With My Husband,"  1991
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Jaded Ibis Productions, Inc.
5540 Central
Kansas City, MO 64113
Web site:  www.home.earthlink.net/~ddiblasi/

DiCamillo, Jennifer

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery Romance, Western, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Health/Self Help
Audience: Children/Adult/Young Adult
Published Works:
The Price of Peace, Publish America, 2004
Passing Images, Rain Publishing, 2007.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Email: poorboy@atlascomm.net
Web site: www.jenniferdicamillo.com

Dixon, Chet

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction/Poetry/Health/Self help/Autobiography/Biography/Contemporary Social Issues
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Learning, Changing, Leading:  Keys to Success in the 21st Century, University of Missouri Printing Services, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engaements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel:  None if in Missouri
Contact Information:
1918 S. Ingram Mill Rd.
Springfield, MO 65808
Phone:  (417)882-1990

Dixon, Karen S.

Missouri County: Livingston
Genre: Children's and Parenting
Audience: Young Adult and Adult
Published Works:
Alexander the Moose, Publish America, 2004
Buck Up - Be A Parent, Publish America, 2005
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: None
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Email: cafdixon@yahoo.com
Web site:
www.christopherdixon.com

Dodson, Cathlynn Richard

Missouri County: Callaway
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Mystery, Romance, Health/Self-Help, Plays/Screenplays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Miss Cornett's Courtship, Hummingbird House, 1998
Walking Wonders: Stepping Your Way to a More Creative Life, Time/Warner, 2001;Shadowed Memories, Booksforabuck.com, 2004
Awards:
Semi-finalist for "The Precious Ones," Austin Heart Film Festival, 1994
Semi-finalist for "Legacy," Chesterfield Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, 1998
Quarter-finalist for "A Place to Call Home," Lone Star Screenwriting Competition, 1998
Quarter-finalist for "The Precious Ones," and "Legacy," Writers Network Screenwriting Competition, 1998
Finalist for "Legacy," Empire Screenwriting Competition, 1998
Finalist for "Legacy," Telluride Indiefest, 1999
Finalist for "Legacy," Moondance Screenwriting Competition, 2001
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (573)592-1996
Email: crdodson@sbcglobal.net

Dorsey, M. Eileen

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Business/Economics, Money, Financial Planning, Investments, Taxes, Est
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
How to Achieve Your Financial Goals, Dorrance Publishing, August, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None as long as expenses are paid
Contact Information:
1001 Craig Road Suite 260
St. Louis, MO 63146-6212

Dotson, Jack Dotson

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre:
 Fiction, Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works: 67 - Feet in the Air, Plaides Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Contact Information: 
32080 Fishing River Road
Lawson, MO  64062
Phone: 816-630-6163
Email: jackadotson@yahoo.com

Doty, Gene

Pen Name(s): Eugene Warren
Missouri County: Phelps
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Christographia, Houghton, NY: Ktaadn Poetry Press, 1973
Rumors of Light, St. Louis: GrafiikTrakt/1, 1974
Christographia 1-32, St. Louis: Cauldron Press, 1966
Gemoetries of Light, Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers, 1981
Fishing at Easter, kansas City: BkMk Press, 1981
Similitudes, Berkeley: Carmarthen Oak Press, 1983
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Department of English
University of Missouri-Rolla
Rolla, MO 65401-0249

Douglas, Julie

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Fun Facts and Games, GHB Publishers, 2000
M is For Michigan, GHB Publishers, 2000
The Internet (Enslow 2002)
A Parent's Guide to St. Louis (Parent Guide Press/Mars Publishing 2002).
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author does not accept at this time
Contact Information:
8795 Sturdy Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63126
Phone:  (314) 984-0116
Email:  julied3@sbcglobal.net

Douglas, Lydia M.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction/Health/Self-Help
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works:
Stepping Stones to Success, Prioritybooks, 2005
Taking Care of Business, Prioritybooks, 2008
Reaching Higher Heights, Prioritybooks, 2008
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 2535
Florissant, MO 63033
Phone: (314) 741-2531
Email: Ldoug48305@aol.com
Web site: www.booksbyLydia.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Web site:
www.Prioritybooks.com

Dreyer, Eileen

Pen Name(s): Kathleen Korbel
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Books by Eileen Dreyer:
A Man to Die For, Harper Collins, 1991
If Looks Could Kill,1992
Nothing Personal, Harper Collins, 1994
Bad Medicine, Harper Collins, 1995
Malice Domestic Anthology 4, Pocket books, 1996
Books by Kathleen Korbel-Silhouette Books:
Playing the Game, 1986
A Stranger's Smile, 1986
Worth Any Risk, 1987
A Prince of a Guy, 1987
Edge of the World,1988
The Princess and the Pea, 1988
Perchance to Dream, 1989
The Road to Mandeley, 1989
The Ice Cream Man, 1989
Hotshot, 1990
Lightning Strikes,1990
A Fine Madness, 1991
Jake's Way, 1991
Timeless, 1992
Isn't It Romantic?, 1992
Walk on the Wild Side, 1993
Simple Gifts, 1994
A Soldier's Heart, 1994
Don't Fence Me In, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 2-hour drive from St. Louis, or fly/paid expenses
Contact Information:
PO Box 8614
St Louis, MO 63126-0614

DuNard, Dorothy

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Anthologies, Fiction, & Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
"The Day I Met Jane Froman," in The Columbia Missourian, January 2003
Two-Room Outhouse, The Hole Truth and Nothing Butt, 2004
Gift-Wrapped Memory, Chicken Soup for the Soul, 1998
Songs on the Wind, The National Library of Poetry, 1995
Show Me Missouri Women, The Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1989
Missouri Women Writers, Sheba Review, 1987.
Co-Edited: 
How to Save Money on Your Health Care Costs, by Steven J. Addonizio, M.D.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
First Place, Springfield Writer's Guild, "Grief Taught Me Butterfly Language," 2002
First Award, Best Speech Text, Missouri Writer's Guild, "I can see. . . Life is Beautiful," 2001
First Award Poem, Missouri Poets and Friends, "Virtual Dreamality," 1999
Second Place, Missouri Writer's Guild Best Magazine Article for, "Journey into Ancient Civilizations," 1991
First Place, Columbia Chapter Missouri Writer's Guild for the Short Story, "Family Reunion," 1989
Honorable Mention, Missouri Writer's Week Award for Poetry, Sestina
Honorable Mention, Missouri Writer's Week Award for Poetry, Story Poem
Contact Information:
921 South Greenwood Avenue
Columbia, MO 65203-2814
Email:  GinkoBabe@aol.com

Dufur, Brett

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Travel, Autobiogrpahy/Biography, Missouri, History/Heritage/Guidebooks
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Katy Trail Guidebook: Guide to Services, Towns, People, Places and History Along Missouri's Katy Trail, Sedalia to St. Louis, Pebble Publishing, 1995
Missouri Interpretive Nature Guide, Pebble Publishing
Have any works been translated into other languages? Multi-lingual writer
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 431
Columbia, MO 65205-0431

Dunne, Gerald T.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Autobiography/Biography, Legal History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Monetary Decisions of the Supreme Court, Rutgers University Press, 1960
Justice Joseph Story, Simon & Schuster, 1971
Hugo Black, Simon & Schuster, 1977
Grenville Clark, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986
The Missouri Supreme Court,University of Missouri Press
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: St. Louis and Eastern Missouri
Contact Information:
701 S. Skinker
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 725-3361

Dunway, Michele

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Journalism, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Nonfiction:
 
Middle/Junior High Curriculum Guide, Journalism Education Association, 1999
Fiction:  
A Little Office Romance, Harlequin American, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
Email: 
michele@micheledunaway.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Harlequin
300 East 42nd St. 6th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone:  (212)682-6080

Durry, Eaudore J. Jr.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Contemporary Social Issues, Psychology, Spirituality
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Close Encounters of a Very Special Kind, Rivendell Books, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Email: butch@rivendellbooks.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Rivendell Books
P.O. Box 9306
Richmond Hights, MO. 63117- 0306
Phone: (314) 609- 6534

Authors - E


Earhart, Julie Failla

Missouri County: City of St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Kent's Heavenly Adventure, A Toots & Maynard Publishing, 2006
Home Sweet Home & Other Dangerous Places, A Toots Publication, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Phone: (314) 353-4562
Email: jearh13191@aol.com
Website: www.writerhousestl.com

Early, Gerald

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Science/Medicine, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Soul and the Veil: Fisk University and the Role of Black Higher Education in American Society, 1995
One Nation Under a Groove: A Meditation of Motown and American Culture, Ecco Press, 1995
Culture of Bruising, Ecco Press, 1994
Daughters, On Family and Fatherhood, Addison-Wesley Press, 1994
Speech and Power: Essays by Black American Writers, Vol. 2, Ecco Press, 1993
Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity, and Ambivalence of Assimilation, Viking, 1993
Speech and Power: Essays by Black American Writers, Vol. 1, Ecco Press, 1992
Tuxedo Junction: Eassays on American Culture, Ecco Press, 1990
My Soul's High Song: The Selected Writings of Countee Cullen, Doubleday, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Washington University
Campus Box 1109
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Contact by letter including name of organization and date of enagement

Easterla, David A.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Textbooks, Science/Medicine, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
(Co-authored with M.B. Robbins) Birds of Missouri: Their Distribtuion and Abundance, University of Missouri Press, 1992
(have written 140 scientific publications)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid expenses
Contact Information:
Department of Biology
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO 64468

Eaton, Mary Joe

Missouri County: Cass
Genres: Poetry, Textbooks
Audience: Children, Young Adult, Adult
Published Works: For Poets, Scholastic, 1973; Grab Me a Bus, Scholastic, 1973; Feel-My-Way,August House, 1980
Have any of your works been translated into other languages? No
Do you accept speaking engagements? No
Contact Information:
702 Park Circle
Belton, MO 64012
Phone: 816-868-8121
Fax: 816-318-9499
Email: jeaton@kcmsd.net

Eberhardt, Anna

Pen Name(s): Tiffany White
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
As Tiffany White:
Open Invitation, 1989
Cheap Thrills, 1990
Forbidden Fantasy,1991
A Dark and Stormy Knight, 1992
Bad Attitude, 1993
Naughty Talk, 1993
Love Me, 1994
A Kiss in the Dark, 1994
Valentine Bachelors (Harlequin Anthology, Sleepless in St. Louis), 1995
Naughty by Night, 1995
Male for Sale,1995
As Anna Eberhardt:
Whispered Heat, 1992
Sweet Amy Jane, 1994
Charming Chloe, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Eckert, Opal E.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Tales of Nodaway County (co-editor and contributor), Nodaway County Historical Society, 1977
Grassroot Reflections, Vol. 1, 1976-1978, Nodaway Historical Society, Grassroot Reflections, Nodaway County Council on Aging, 1982
Nodaway County Legislators, Brown to Brown (co-editor and contributor), Nodaway County Heritage Collection, Inc., 1991
Nodaway County Missouri: A Pictorial History, 1910-1994, The Donning Company, 1994
Nodaway County Farming Heritage, High School Journalism Curriculum Guide (co-editor), Missouri Department of Education
(Also writes a weekly column for the Maryville Daily Forum)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: Immediate Area Only
Contact Information:
610 West Halsey #5
Maryville, MO 64468-2163

Ediger, Dr. Marlow

Missouri County: Adair
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks, Travel
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
Improving School Administration, Simpson, 1999
The Holy Land, Simpson, 1998
Science Curriculum, Discovery Publishing House, 1996
Scientific Attitude vis-a-vis Scientific Aptitude, Discovery Publishing House, 1996
Relevancy in the Elementary Curriculum, Simpson, 1991 (second edition)
Teaching Reading & the Language Arts in the Elementary School, Simpson, 1997
The Modern Elementary School, Simpson, 1997
Elementary Education (A Collection of Essays), Simpson, 1996
Social Studies Curriculum in the Elementary School, Simpson, 1996
The Elementary Curriculum, Simpson, 1988 (second edition)
Issues in Developing The Relevant Elementray Curriculum, Simpson, 1974
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Missouri State Senate Resolution, 1985
Reading Improvement, Project Innovation Award for Writing, 1985
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None

Edwards, Martha Prine

Missouri County: Phelps
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Journalism, Mystery, Missouri-related
Audience: Children, Young Adult, Adult
Published Works:
General Manager & Editor for the St. James Leader-Journal
Writer for Vim & Vigor Magazine
Former Managing Editor for Engineering Management Journal
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author does not accept

Eickhoff, Diane

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Biography, History, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult and Adult
Published Works:
Revolutionary Heart: Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights, Quindaro Press, 2006
Frontier Freedom Fighter: Clarina Nichols and the Early Women's Rights Movement, (audiobook), Quindaro Press, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Winner, First Place, Kansas Notable Book, 2007 (Kansas Center for the Book)
Book of the Year Award in Biography, 2007 (Foreword Magazine)
Finalist in Nonfiction, Kansas City Star and The Writer's Place Award for best books by Missouri and Kansas authors
Ben Franklin Awards, finalist, biography/autobiography, 2007
IPPY finalist, biography, 2007.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Contact author
Contact Information:
Website:
www.clarinanichols.com
Email: diane@tvbarn.com

El-Baz, Mary

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Health, Self-Help, Missouri-related, Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Building a Healthy Lifestyle: A Simple Nutrition and Fitness Approach. Universe, 2005
Easy and Healthful Mediterranean Cooking, Universe, 2005
Flavoring with Culinary Herbs: Tips Recipes, and Cultivation, Universe, 2005
The Essence of Herbal and Floral Teas, 2006
Transform your Core 6-week Workbook, Universe, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: None
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 410194
St. Louis, MO 63141

Erbschloe, Michael

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Contemporary Social Issues, Business/Economics, Computer Security
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
IT Managers Guide to Physical Security, Elsevien Digital Press, 2004
Trojans, Worms, and Spyware, Butterworth-Heineman, 2004
Implementing Homeland Security In Enterprise IT, Elsevien Digital Press, 2003
Guide to Disaster Recovery, Thompson-Course Technology, 2003
Socially Responsible IT Management, Elsevien Digital Press, 2002
Information Warfare: How to Survive Cyber Attacks, McGraw-Hill, 2001
Executives Guide to Privacy, McGraw-Hill, 2001;Net Privacy, McGraw-Hill, 2001
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone:
(636) 475-4603
Email: michaelerbschloe@worldnet.att.net

Ernst, Lisa Campbell

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1983
The Prize Pig Suprise, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1984
Up to Ten and Down Again, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1986
Hamilton's Art Show, Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1986
Nattie Parsons' Good-Luck Lamb, Viking Kestrel, 1988
When Bluebell Sang, Macmillan Books for Young Readers, 1989
Ginger Jumps,Bradbury Press, 1990
Miss Penny and Mr. Grubbs, Bradbury Press, 1991
Walter's Tail, Bradbury Press, 1992
Zinnia and Dot, Viking, 1992
The Tangram Magician (with Lee Ernst), Abrams, 1993
Squirrel Park, Bradbury Press, 1993
The Luckiest Kid on the Planet, Macmillan, 1994
Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale, Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995
The Letters are Lost, Viking, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Jodie Cohen
Author Promotions
Simon & Schuster Children's Marketing
1230 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Phone: (212)698-7432
Fax: (212)698-4350

Erwin, Vicki Berger

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Mystery of the Secret Dolls, Scholastic, 1993
A Haunting Melody, Fearon/Globe, 1993
Jamie and the Mystery Quilt, Scholastic, 1989 
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Paid expenses
Contact Information:
Contact Publisher:

Michelle Bayar
Scholastic
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Evangelista, Antia

Missouri County: Howell
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Health/Self help, Contemporary Social Issues, Science/Medicine, Business/Economics, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Hidden Places, Secret Words (editor, illustrator), Northwoods Press, 1980
Hypnosis, A Journey Into The Mind, Arco (division of Simon and Schuster), 1980
Dictionary of Hypnotism, Greenwood Press, 1991
How to Develop a Low-cost Family Food Storage System, Loompanics, 1995
Backwoods Home: Best of the Third Year (contributor), Backwoods Home, 1992
Numerous aritcles and stories have been published in various magazines.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Evangelista, Nick

Missouri County: Howell
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Textbooks, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Hidden Places, Secret Words (illustrator/poet), Northwoods Press, 1980
Encyclopedia of the Sword, Greenwood Press, 1995
The Art and Science of Fencing, Masters Press, 1996
Fighting with Sticks, Loompanics Unlimited, 1998
Blood-Lust Chickens and Renegade Sheep, Loompanics Unlimited, 1999
The Inner Game of Fencing, Contemporary/Masters Press, 2000
Country Living is a Risky Business, Loompanics Unlimited, 2000
The Woman Fencer, Wish Publishing, 2001
Numerous articles and stories have been published in magazines as varied as the Los Angeles Magazine to Missouri Farm.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Eyres, John

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Textbooks, Self Help, Guidance & Resource, Financial Planning
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Showin' Ya The Ropes: A Young Adult's Resource Guide to Navigating Life, Kenzie Publishing, 2005
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone:
(314) 495-2089
Email: johnweyres@aol.com
Web site: www.showinyatheropes.com

Authors - F

Faherty, William Barnaby S.J.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, History, Religious History, Space, St. Louis
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Destiny of Modern Woman, in the Light of Papal Teaching, Westminister: Newman Press, 1950
A Wall for San Sebastian, Fresno: Academy Guild Press, 1962
Living Alone, A Guide for the Single Woman, NY: Sheed and Ward, 1964
The Catholic Ancestry of Saint Louis, Vol. 2 of the Bicentennial Historical Series, Archdiocese of St. Louis, 1965
Better the Dream: Saint Louis University and Community, 1818-1968, St. Louis University, 1968
Frenchmen and French Ways in the Mississippi Valley (contributor), University of Illinois Press, 1969
Dream by the River: Two Centuries of Saint Louis Catholicism, 1766-1967, Piraeus Publishers, 1973
Wide River, Wide Land, Piraeus Publishers, 1976
The Religious Roots of Black Catholics of St. Louis, St. Louis University, 1977
From One Generation to the Next--150 Years of Catholic Education in Saint Louis, Catholic School Office, 1978
The Saint Louis Portrait, Tulsa: Continental Heritage, Inc. 1978
Moonport--A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (co-authored with Charles D. Benson), Washington: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1978
Jesuit Roots in Mid-America, Florissant, MO: St. Stanislaus Historical Museum, 1980
Deep Roots and Golden Wings, St. Louis: River City Publishers, Inc., 1982
A Priest for All Reason (anothology of Father Faherty's writings over 46 years, edited by Angela Harris and Dick Friedrich), St. Louis: River City Publishers, Inc. 1981
To Rest in Charity: A History of the Alexian Brothers in Saint Louis, 1869-1984, St. Louis: River City Press, 1984
Henry Shaw: His Life and Legacies, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987
Rebels or Reformers: Dissident Priests in American Life, Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1988
The Great Catherdral, St. Louis Archdiocese, (2nd ed) 1989
A Gift to Glory In: The First Hundred Years of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 1859-1960, Ocean Park, WA: Harris-Friedrich, 1989
St. Louis: A Concise History, Convention and Vistors' Commission, 1990
Parks College: Legacy of An Aviation Pioneer, Ocean Park, WA: Harris-Friedrich, 1990; American Catholic Heritage, Kansas City, 1991
The Fourth Career of John Bannon, Portland, OR: C&D Publishers, 1994
Exile in Erin, A Confederate Chaplain's Story: The Life of Father John B. Bannon, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
3601 Lindell Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63108-3301

Fann, Lisa

Missouri County: Shannon
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works:
Uprooted, Open Book Publishing, 2002; Nowhere to Turn, Press-Tige Publishing, 2001
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Rt. 2 Box 2607
Birch Tree, MO 65438
Phone: (573) 292- 3368
Email: lfann@socket.net

Farmer, Charles J.

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Travel, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri, Outdoor Participation Sports Stories and "How-To"
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:

Devil's Pool, 1994
Low Impact Camping and Backpacking, Johnson Worldwide Assoc., 1994
Ozark Adventures, Charles J. Farmer Publishing, 1992
Tips for Fishermen, Early Winters Publishing, 1982
The Family Book of Camping Lists,Stackpole Books, 1981
The Digest Book of Canoeing, DBI Books, 1979
The Digest Book of Canoes, Kayaks and Rafts, DBI Books, 1977
Backpack Fishing, Jolex Publishing, 1976
Campground Cooking, Digest Books, 1974
Creative Fishing,Stackpole Books, 1973
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid airfare, mileage, gas, lodging, food
Contact Information:
407 South 3rd Avenue
Ozark, MO 65721-9478

Farnsworth, Robert M.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, Literary Criticism
Audience:
Published Works:

Richard Wright, Impressions and Perspectives (co-edited with David Ray), University of Michigan Press, 1973
Edited with afterword, Melvin B. Tolson's A Gallery of Harlem Portraits, University of Missouri Press, 1982
Edited with introduction, Caviar and Cabbbage: Selected Columns by Melvin B. Tolson from the Washington Tribune, 1937-1944, University of Missouri Press, 1982
Melvin B. Tolson, 1898-1966: Plain Talk and Poetic Prophecy, University of Missouri Press, 1984
Edited with commentary, Edgar Snow's Journey South of the Clouds,University of Missouri Press, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Contact Information:
4520 Rockhill Terrace
Kansas City 64110-1592

Ferrier, Grace Bacon

Missouri County: Osage
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Teacher, Teacher. I Done It. I Done It. I Done Done It, 1987
Post Oak Sprouts Along Belly Ache Creek, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
First Place for Best Nonfiction,  Society of Midland Authors, 1987.
Speaking Engagements: Author may accept
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
Phone:
  (573) 943- 6824

Fertig-Thompson, Danette

Pen Name(s): Danette Chartier, Annette Daniels
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Alabama Twilight, Pinnacle, 1993
Stolen Fire, Zebra, 1993
Midnight Promises, Zebra, 1994
A Timeless Moment, Pinnacle, 1995
Dark Legacy, Pinnacle, 1996 (all co-authored with Annette Chartier-Li)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Travel expenses for long distances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Fiedler, David W.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Enemy Among Us: German and Italian POWs in Missouri During World War II, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 200 miles
Contact Information:
320 Autumn Peak Drive
St. Louis, MO 63026-3953
Phone: (314)996-1362
Fax: (314)996-1121
Email: DWFiedler@aol.com

Fields, Wayne

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Cooper: A Collection of Critical Essays, Prentice-Hall, 1979
What the River Knows: An Angler in Mid-Stream, Poseidon Press, 1990
The Past Leads a Life of Its Own,Poseidon Press, 1992
A Union of Words: The Eloquence of the American Presidency, Free Press, 1995
(Numerous papers, essays, and articles have also been published.)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
Campus Box 1064
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Finneran, Kathleen

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction/Essays/Memoir
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
"New Houses" in, Seeking St. Louis: Voice from a River City, Misouri Historical Society Press, 2000
The Tender Land: A Family Love Story, Mariner Paperbacks, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Missouri Arts Council Writer's Biennial, 1990
Whiting Writers Award, 2001
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2003
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
6324 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314)727- 2183
Email: kmfinneran@hotmail.com

Fischer, Richard

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Storyboards with Sylvia Duncan, St. Louis: Milliken Publishing Co., 1990: The Yellow Zone; The Red Zone; The Green Zone; The Blue Zone
Co-authored with Sylvia Duncan, The Little Biddle Riddle Book of St. Louis, The Patrice Press, 1991.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
3430 A Crittenden St.
St. Louis, MO 63118-1106

Fisher, John C.

Missouri County: Dunkin
Genre: Nonfiction/Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Adult/Young-Adult
Published Works:
Catfish, Fiddles, Mules and More: Missouri's State Symbols, University of Missouri Press, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None if mileage is paid
Contact Information:
Phone: (573) 888-3620
Publisher Contact Information
University of Missouri Press
2910 LeMone Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201

Fitzpatrick, Tony

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Science/Medicine, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Signals from the Heartland, NY: Walher and Co, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Some
Contact Information:
Washington University
One Brooking Drive
Box 1070
St. Louis, MO 63130-4862

Foley, John Miles

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Essays, Textbooks, Research and scholarship/translations
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Oral-Formulaic Theory and Research: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography, NY: Garland Publishing, 1985, 1986, 1989
The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology, Indiana University Press, 1988, 1992
Traditional Oral Epic: The Odyssey, Beowulf, and the Serbo-Croatian Return Song, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990, 1993
Immanent Art: From Structure to Meaning in Traditional Oral Epic, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991
The Singer of Tales in Performance, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995
Books Edited:
Oral Traditional Literature: A Festschrift for Albert Bates Lord, Columbus, OH: Slavica Publishers, 1981, 1983
Oral Tradition (a special issue of Canadian-American Slavic Studies), 1981
The Oral Tradition in Literature: Interpretation in Context, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1986
Comparative Research on Oral Traditions: A Memorial for Milman Parry, Columbus, OH: Slavica Publishers, 1987
East European Folklore (a special issue of Southeastern Europe), 1987
Oral-Formulaic Theory: A Casebook, NY: Garland Publishing, 1990
De Gustibus: Essays for Alain Renoir, NY: Garland Publishing, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes. Writes in English, French, & Serbo-Croatian
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
6120 S. Howard Orchard Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203-9470

Fox, Timothy J.

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
From the Palaces to the Pike: Visions of the 1904 World's Fair, St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1997
Where We Live: A Guide to St. Louis Communities (Editor), St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 250 miles
Contact Information:
6437 Nottingham Ave. Apt. 2E
St. Louis, MO 63109-2613

Fricke, Mary Elizabeth

Missouri County: Gasconade
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Romance, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Dino, Godzilla and the Pigs (My Life on Our Missouri Hog Farm), Solto Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact Publisher:

Solto Press
853 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Frizzell, Robert W,

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Missouri-related
Audience: Adult 
Published Works:
Independent Immigrants: A Settlement of Hanoverian Germans in Western Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-8262-1761-5
Half a dozen scholarly articles on Missouri topics and dozens of scholarly reviews of relevant history books
Awards:
Governor's Book Award, Missouri Humanities Council, 2008
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fees for speaking: Circumstantial
Contact information:
224 E. Seventh St.
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660-582-1590
Email: librdir@nwmissouri.edu

Authors - G

Ganey, Terry

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
St. Joseph's Children: A True Story of Terror and Justice, Lyle Stuart Publishing Co., 1989
Innocent Blood (paperback version of St. Joseph's Children), St. Martin's Press, 1990
Under the Influence: The Unauthorized Story of the Anheuser-Busch Dynasty, Simon and Schuster, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes-Innocent Blood was reprinted in Japan
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Within Missouri
Contact Information:
2016 Wooded Lane Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65101-3858

Garton, Victoria

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Kisses in the Raw Night, Kansas City, MO: BKMK Press, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Travel expenses paid
Contact Information:
Contact Publisher:

BkMk Press
Scofield Hall, Room 109
1711 E. 51st St.
Kansas City, MO 64110-2357

Gass, William H.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Omensetter's Luck, Signet, The New American Library, 1967, Meridian Books, 1969, Plume Books, 1972, 1974, Collins, 1967(English edition)
Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, Northwestern University Press, 1968
Alfred Knopf, 1971
Dalkey Archive Press, 1989
The Tunnel, 1995
In the Heart of the Heart of the Country
Harper and Row, 1968
Perennial Library, 1969
Pocket Books, 1977
David Godine, 1981, 1988
Jonathan Cape, 1969-English edition (translated into French, Japanese, Italian, German, Hungarian, and Spanish)
Fiction & the Figures of Life, Knopf, 1971
Vintage, 1972
David Godine, 1978, 1988
Wildwood House, 1972-English edition (translated into Spanish & Portuguese)
On Being Blue, David Godine, 1976, paperback, 1977
Carcanet, 1978-English edition 7th printing, 1991 (translated into Japanese and Italian)
The World Within the Word, Alfred Knopf, 1978
David Godine, 1980, 1988
The Habitations of the Word, Simon & Schuster, 1984 (translated into French)
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
The Pushcart Prize, 1992, 1987, 1983, 1976; Selected for the Best American Essays for 1992 by Susan Sontag and for 1986 by Elizabeth Hardwick; Getty Scholar, The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1991-92; The National Book Cirtics Circle Award for Criticism, 1985; Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, 1983; Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1982; Selected for Martha Foley's Best American Short Stories, 1980, 1968, 1962, 1961, 1959; American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Medal of Merit for Fiction, 1979; Selected for Martha Foley's 200 Years of Great American Short Stories, 1976; American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, 1975; Chicago Tribune Writers' and Critics' Poll: One of the ten best American writers, and one of ten best Midwest American writers, 1973; Guggenheim Foundation Grant for Fiction, 1970-1971; Yaddo Writers' Colony, 1969, 1968; Indiana University Wirters' Conference Award for Fiction, 1968; Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Fiction, 1965-66; Longview Foundation Prize for Fiction, 1959; Philosophy Essay Prize, Cornell University, 1949.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
International Writers Center
Washington University
Campus Box 1071, 1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

George, Marian Kurtz

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Nursing is My Bag
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Mileage paid
Contact Information:
215 West 12th #1
Maryville, MO 64468-1310

Gianoli, Paul

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Blueprint, K. M. Gentile Publications, 1980
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
2600 S. 14th Ave.
Nixa, MO 65721-8720

Giffen, Jerena East

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Science/Medicine, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The House on Hobo Hill, Jefferson City Public Schools, 1964
First Ladies of Missouri, Von Hoffman Press, Inc. 1970
Plus Two for Joy Hill, Jefferson City Public Schools, 1976
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Time/Expenses paid
Contact Information:
1606 Hayselton Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-1212

Giglio, James N

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
H. M. Daugherty and the Politics of Expediency, Kent State University Press, 1978
Truman in Cartoon and Caricature (co-authored with Greg Thelen), Iowa State University Press, 1984
The Presidency of John F. Kennedy, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1991
John F. Kennedy: A Bibliography, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Department of History
SMSU
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804-0027

Gilbert, Joan

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Trail of Tears Across Missouri, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996
Home of Whispers, Paperback Library, 1971
Summerhill Summer, St. Louis: The Bethany Press, 1967
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Gilgun, John

Missouri County: Buchanan
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Everything That Has Been Shall Be Again: The Reincarnation Fables of John Gilgun,Bieler, 1981
Music I Never Dreamed Of, NY: Amethyst, 1989
The Dooley Poems, Los Angeles: Robin Price, 1991
From the Inside Out, Wichita: 3-Phase, 1991
Your Buddy Misses You, Wichita: 3-Phase, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 7152
St. Joseph, MO 64507-7152

Gill, Suzanne L.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks
Audience: Children=software, Adult=books
Published Works:
File Management and Information Retrieval Systems; a manual for managers and technicians,1st, 2nd, 3rd editions, Libraries Unlimited Inc., 1981-1983
Software Show Me Missouri-Information Resource Consultants, Apple IIe and IBM-PC
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: 100 miles=free
Contact Information:
1556 Walpole Dr.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-4615
Phone: (314) 530-7966
Email: sgill@stlnet.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Libraries Unlimited Inc.
P.O. Box 6633
Englewood, CO 80155-6633
Phone: (303) 770-1220

Gilman, Carolyn Ives

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
FICTION BOOKS:

Ison of the Isles (novel) CZP Publications, 2012
Isles of the Forsaken (novel) CZP Publications, 2011
Arkfall (novella) Phoenix Pick, Arc Manor Publishers, 2010
Aliens of the Heart (story collection). Aqueduct Press, 2007
Candle in a Bottle (novella) Aqueduct Press, 2006
Halfway Human (novel) Avon, 1998. Reprinted by Arc Manor, 2010
SHORT FICTION:
“The Ice Owl,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (November/December 2011)
“Dwindle Chick,” in Phantom Drift (Fall 2011)
“Economancer,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (June/July 2009)
“Arkfall,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (September 2008).  Reprinted in Year’s Best SF 14, ed. David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, 2009
“Okanoggan Falls,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (August 2006).  Reprinted in  The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Fourth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 2007) and Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition, ed. Rich Horton (Prime Books, 2007)
“The Invisible Hand Rolls the Dice,” in Interzone (October 2001).  Reprinted in Tales of the Unanticipated (April 2002)
“The Real Thing,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (July, 2001).  Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Nineteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 2002)
“Dreamseed,” in Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/November, 2000)
“Frost Painting,” in Bending the Landscape: Fantasy, ed. Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (White Wolf, 1997). Reprinted in The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fifteenth Annual Collection, ed. Gardner Dozois (St. Martin’s Press, 1998) and Lightspeed, June 2011
“Candle in a Bottle,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/November, 1996). Reprinted by Aqueduct Press, 2006
 “Fade Out,” in River Styx 44 (1995).  Reprinted as "The More Things Change" in Tales of the Unanticipated (Fall/Winter 1995-96)
“Random Noise,” in Realms of Fantasy (April, 1995)
“The Wild Ships of Fairny,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (March, 1994)
 “Burning Bush,” in Universe 2 (Bantam Books, 1992)
“Lost Road,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (February, 1992). Reprinted in Land/Space: An Anthology of Prairie Speculative Fiction, ed. Candas Jane Dorsey and Judy McCrosky (Edmonton, Alberta: Tesseract Books, 2002)
“The Honeycrafters,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October/ November, 1991).  Reprinted in Hugo and Nebula Anthology 1993, ed. Brad Templeton (ClariNet Communications, 1993) and The Best From Fantasy & Science Fiction: A 45th Anniversary Anthology, ed. Edward L. Ferman and Kristine K. Rusch (St. Martin's Press, 1994)
“Wordworld,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (June, 1991)
“Glass Angel,” in Interzone (December, 1990)
“Angels Alone,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (March, 1990).  Reprinted in Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, ed. Lynne Jamneck (Lethe Press, 2008)
“The Gamemaker,” in Full Spectrum II (Bantam/Doubleday, 1989)
 “Circus Geneticus,” in The Leading Edge, Winter, 1988
“The Language of the Sea,” in Writers of the Future Vol. 3  (Bridge Publications, 1987)
“The Trial of Victor Genovese,” in Tales of the Unanticipated, Fall, 1986
NONFICTION BOOKS:
Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide (Smithsonian Books, 2003)
The Grand Portage Story (MHS Press, 1992)
 with Mary Jane Schneider, The Way to Independence: Memories of a Hidatsa Indian Family 1840‑1920 (MHS Press, 1987)
Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade (Minnesota Historical Society, 1982)
 with Rhoda Gilman and Deborah M. Stultz, The Red River Trails (MHS Press, 1978)
 with Lucile M. Kane and June D. Holmquist, The Northern Expeditions of Stephen H. Long (MHS Press, 1978)
NONFICTION ARTICLES:
″People of the Pen, People of the Sword: Pittsburgh in 1774,″ in Frontier Cities (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)
″Lewis and Clark,″ in The Great Explorers (Thames and Hudson, 2010)
″Telling Reality: Why Narrative Fails Us,″ in Narrative Power: Encounters, Celebrations, Struggles (Aqueduct Press, 2010)
″The Chouteau Map Reconsidered,″ in Gateway, v. 29 (2009)
″L’Année du Coup: The Battle of St. Louis, 1780,″ in Missouri Historical Review, April and July 2009
″The Mystery of the Indian Map,″ in Gateway Heritage, Fall 2008
″Lewis and Clark and the Fur Trade,″ in Museum of the Fur Trade Quarterly, Fall/Winter 2007
"Meriwether Lewis On the Divide," in I Wish I’d Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life Dramatic Events That Changed America (Doubleday, 2006)
″How Benjamin Franklin Almost Bought East St. Louis,″ in Gateway Heritage, Spring 2006
"A World of Women," in Lewis & Clark: New Perspectives, a special issue of Gateway Heritage, Fall 2003-Winter 2004
"Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara," in Dictionary of American History (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003)
″The Forensic Conservator and the Science of Lewis and Clark,″ in Gateway Heritage, Winter 1999-2000
"A Day in the Life: The Gens Libres," in Minnesota History, Winter 1998-99
"The Culture That Was Supposed to Die," in Hennepin County History, Summer, 1988
 "The Way to Independence: An Exhibition at the Minnesota Historical Society," in American Indian Art Magazine, February, 1988
"Coming Home," in On the Reservation, an issue of Roots, Spring, 1986
 "Grand Portage Ojibway Indians Give British Medals to Historical Society," in Minnesota History, Spring, 1980
 "Collection with a Mission: Frances Densmore's Chippewa Artifacts," in Minnesota Archaeologist, February, 1980
 with Nicholas Westbrook, "Minnesota Patchwork," in Minnesota History, Summer, 1979
 "John Goodricke and His Variable Stars," in Sky and Telescope, November, 1978
 "Perceptions of the Prairie: Cultural Contrasts on the Red River Trails," in Minnesota History, Fall, 1978
"Jonathan Carver: The Story of an Unlikely Explorer," in Roots, Spring, 1976
"Journal of a Voyage, 1766-67, by James Stanley Goddard," in The Journals of Jonathan Carver and Related Documents, 1766-1770, ed. John Parker (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976)
AWARDS:
Nominated for Nebula Award by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of American in 1992, 2009, and 2011
Missouri Conference on History Award for Best Article of 2010
Missouri Historical Review Article Prize, 2009
Legacy Award from Missouri Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission, 2006, for Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide
Missouri Governor’s Humanities Award, 2004, for Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide
Missouri Conference on History Award for Best Book of 2003 for Lewis and Clark: Across the Divide
Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for The Grand Portage Story, 1992
Outstanding Academic Book of the Year award from Choice magazine (Association of College and Research Libraries) for The Way to Independence, 1988
Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History for The Way to Independence, 1988
Second prize in Writers of the Future Contest, 1986
Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History for Where Two Worlds Meet: The Great Lakes Fur Trade, 1983
Theodore C. Blegen Awards for best staff‑written article in Minnesota History, 1978 and 1980
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Contact Information:
Email:
ciglmn@gmail.com

Givens, Steven J.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Indian Gold ("Triangle Club Series"), New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Publishing 1996
The Violin Lesson and the Cross Street Band, illustrated by Janet Miller, New Canaan Publishing, 1997
Levi Dust ("Stories from the Kerry Patch" series), Canaan Publishing, 1997
Tornado Warnings ("Triangle Club Series"), New Canaan Pub., 1997
Building Family Prayer & Traditions, Hapmphsire, UK: Redemptorist Publications, 1996
Getting Confirmed: A Journey of Questions and Answers, Hampshire, UK: Redemptorist Publications, 1995
Arch Celebration, St. Louis: Spirit Graphics, 1990
Hundreds of feature articles and essays have been published in local, regional, national, and international newspapers and magazines in America and Great Britain
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
10 Rhinegarten Dr.
Florissant, MO 63031-8610

Goldman, Roger

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Autobiography/Biography, Law and Law Education
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
William J. Brennan, Jr.: Freedom First (co-authored with David Gallen), Carroll and Graf, 1994
Thurgood Marshall, Justice for All (co-authored with David Gallen), Carroll and Graf, 1992
Alcohol, Drugs and the Bill of Rights, St. Louis Public Schools, 1992
Individual Rights: The Universal Challenge, Citizenship Education Clearing House, 1991
Teaching About the Bill of Rights in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms (co-authored with L. Riekes and S. Slane), PAD Public Service Center, 1991
Conflict, Courts and Trials (3rd ed.) (co-authored with L. Riekes, C. Kelly, C. Marske), West, 1991
The Bill of Rights and YOU (co-authored with L. Riekes, S. Jinkins, and P. McKissack), West, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Nominated for 1993 NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work for Thurgood Marshall, Justice for All
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Gonder, Glen W.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Textbooks
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Adventures, 1996; Big Cat, 1996; Puppy Love, 1996; Wheels, Bank Robbery,1996;Deep Woods,1996; Hiawatha's How Wheel, 1996; Teacher's Manual, 1997;Home/Church School Supplement to Teacher's Manual, 1998; Jess, 1990; Pocket Poems, 1992; Hugs, Bugs & Flutterbys, 1992; Nodern Mursury Chymes and Tairy False, 1992; Summer of '82, 1996; Creations and Recreations, 1996; Through Open Eyes, 1996
All books are published by Osage Bend Publishing Co., Inc.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 1997 - Featured "MO Author" at Webb City Public Schools; 1998 - A Featured "MO Author" at Children/Young Adults Literature Festival at Southeast MO State University in Cape Girardeau.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: ?
Contact Information:
213 Belair Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0703
Phone: (573) 635-5580
E-mail: obpc@socket.net

Graham, Nancy Niemeyer

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Song in the Dark, Midwest Poetry Reivew, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
7915 Maple Ave.
Raytown 64138-1954

Graham, Shannon C.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Terror at Hillcrest, Condor Publishing, 1978; Morgan Rutledge, Condor Publishing, 1978
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:

Graham, Shellee

Missouri County:  St. Louis
Genre:  Nonfiction, Travel, Missouri-related, Pop-Culture, Some Photography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Tales from the Coral Court:  Photos and Stories from a Lost Route 66, Virginia Publishing, 2000;  Return to Route 66, Council Oak Books, 1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel:  Requires payment for traveling expenses if distance is over 20 miles
Contact Information:
Phone:  (314) 291- 7393
E-mail:  shellee66@earthlink.net

Graveman, Dianna

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri related, Short fiction and Nonfiction in magazines, anthologies, & literary journals.
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Publications
(print and online): CBS-St. Louis, AOL/Patch, Baby Corner, You and Me Magazine, Kansas City Voices, Teachers of Vision Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger, Gold Dust Magazine (UK), Cuivre River Anthology (volumes II,III, IV), Looking Back Magazine, MudRock Stories and Tales, Mid Rivers Review, Daily Devotions to Writers, Christmas Miracles (St. Martin's Press), Suburban Journals, God Allows U-Turns for Women, Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul, Love Stories Magazine, and  from Adams Media: Teacher Miracles, The Kid Turned Out Fine, Letters to My Teacher, Letters to My Mother, Cup of Comfort for Grandparents, and several more.
Books: From Arcadia Publishing: St. Charles: Les Petites Cotes (2009), Missouri Wine Country: St. Charles to Hermann (2010), Hermann (2010), and Washington (2010).
Please list any writers’ awards you have received.
 Southeast Missouri Writers Guild, fiction, 2011; Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award, fiction, 2010;  Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award, fiction, 2009; Whispering Prairie Press Award, fiction, 2009; Kansas City Voices, “Best of Prose,” 2009; Saturday Writers, flash fiction, 2009; Writers Society of Jefferson County, nonfiction, 2009; Women on Writing, 2009; Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award, nonfiction, 2008;  Missouri Writers Guild President’s Award, fiction, 2008;  Catholic Press Association Award, fiction, 2008; Catholic Press Association Award, fiction, 2007; Missouri Writers Guild Award, inspirational nonfiction, 2007; Missouri Writers Guild Award, nostalgic nonfiction, 2007; Erma Bombeck writing competition, global/human interest, 2007;  Editor’s choice, Teacher Miracles, Adams Media, 2006; ByLine Magazine, poetry, 2005;  ByLine Magazine, nonfiction, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information: www.diannagraveman.com or www.gravemanbooks.com
dgraveman@sbcglobal.net

Gray, Rockwell

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, Local History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Century of Enterprise, St. Louis 1894-1994, St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Press, 1994; The Imperative of Modernity: An Intellectual Biography of Jose Ortega y Gasset, University of California Press, 1989 (Spanish translation: El imperativeo de la modernidad, Madrid: Editorial Espasa-Calpe, 1994); Folktales of Chile(translator), ed. Yolando P. Saavedra, University of Chicago Press, 1968
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes--Spanish
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Campus Box 1122, Washington University, 1 Brookings Dr.
St. Louis 63130-4899

 

Gray, Sondra

Missouri County: Polk
Genre: Fiction, Other: Animal Adventures
Audience: Adult, Young Adult, Children
Published Works:
According to Punkin Tate Publishing/2006
According to Punkin Tate Publishing/2010
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information: ladygraygost@aol.com

Greenberg, Jan

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri, For Young Readers
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
FROM FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX PUBLISHERS: A Season in Between, 1979; The Iceberg and Its Shadow, 1980; The Pig Out Blues, 1982; No Dragons to Slay, 1984;Bye Bye Miss American Pie, 1986; Exercises of the Heart, 1988; Just the Two of Us,1989.
FROM DELACORTE PRESS PUBLISHERS: The Painter's Eye: Learning to Look at Contemporary American Art, 1991; The Sculptor's Eye: Looking at Contemporary American Art, 1993; The American Eye - 11 Artists of the 20th Century, 1995.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel:
Contact Information:
3 Brentmoor Park
St. Louis 63105-3003

Gregg, Dave

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Broken Ponies, Brown Printing, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel: 50 miles
Contact Information:
1605 A. Jefferson Heights
Jefferson City, MO. 65102
Phone: (573) 556-6434
E-mail: poetloquence@aol.com

Gregory, Raplh

Missouri County: Warren
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Journalism, Health/Self help, Missouri, State and Local History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
How We Solve Our Problems Scientifically, self published, 1943; Mark Twain's First America, self published, 1965; A History of Washington Missouri, Washington Press, 1991; The German-Americans in the Washington, Missouri Area, 1981,Washington Press, 1981; Centennial History of Emmaus Homes, 1993, St. Charles, MO: Emmaus Homes, 1993.
Published by Washington Historical Society, Washington, MO: History of Washington, Missouri to the Civil War, 1959; Washington, Missouri -- the Civil War Years, 1962; M.A. "Dad" Violette -- A Life Sketch, 1969; A History of Early Marthasville, Missouri, 1980; The Autobiography of Frederick Muench, 1985; Price's Raid in Franklin County, Missouri, 1990.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
308 East South Street
Marthasville 63357-1330

Greitens, Eric

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Non Fiction, Essays, Visual & Performing arts, Contemporary social issues
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Strength and Compassion Photographs and Essays, The Heart and the Fist
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:  Author accepts.
 Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
Rachel Wald,
1141 S. 7th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
 (314) 588-8805

Griffin, Sandra Ure

Missouri County:: St. Louis
Genre:: Fiction, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience:: Children
Published Works:
Earth Circles, Walker and Co., 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
623 Clear Spring Road
Ballwin 63021-722

Grigsby, Susan

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry
Audience: Young Adult/Children/Adult
Published Works: In The Garden with Dr. Carver, Albert Whitman & Company , 2010
Magazine/Journal: New Letters, Quarterly West, Sycamore Review, and Sou'wester
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: No
Contact Information: 3 Elm Avenue, Kirkwood St. Louis, Mo 63122-4836

Groner, Wayne E.

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, personal and corporate history, autobiography/biography/Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:  Drew-Levell Family History, Dorsey E. Levell, 2010, Dumb Luck or Divine Guidance, Council of Churches of the Ozarks, 2009, The Pastor's Guide to Fundraising Success,  Bonus Books, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
5721 South Honeysuckle Lane
Battlefield, MO  65619
417-883-4532
e-mail: waynegroner@yourmemoriesyourbook.com.
Blog: waynegroner.blogspot.com

Grove, Vicki

Missouri County: Benton
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Goodbye, My Wishing Star, Putnam, 1988; Junglerama, Putnam, 1989; Fastest Friend in the West, Putnam, 1990; He Gave Her Roses, Group Publishing, 1990; A Time To Belong, Group Publishing, 1990; Rimwalkers, Putnam, 1993; The Crystal Garden, Putnam, 1995; Circles of Love, Thomas Bouregy, 1988
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes--German, Dutch, Danish
Awards: Silver Angel Award for He Gave Her Roses
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 36
Ionia 65335-9327

Gruber, Loren C.

Missouri County: Saline
Genre: Fiction/Old & Middle English, & Old Icelandic Language & Literature
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic (with Meredith Crellin Gruber and Gregory K. Jember), The Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes (Chinese)
Awards: Best Juvenile Short Story, Missouri Writer's Guild, 1996 & 1997; First Place, Hodgepodge Writing for Children Contest,1996;  First Place, Reader's Choice, Hodgepodge Writing  for Children Contest,1996;   Two ADDYs for Commercial Radio Scripts,1984;
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 217
Marshall, MO. 65340-0217
Phone:  (660) 886- 5922
E-mail:  lcgruber@cdsinet.net

Guidry, Jacqueline

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Year the Colored Sisters Came to Town, Welcome Rain, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Thorpe Mess, 2002; Finalist- Chattahoochee Review's Lama York Competition, 1999; Yemassee Award for Best Fiction, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
4202 Roanoke Rd.
Kansas City, MO. 64111
Phone: (816) 753-8540
E-mail: JACQUELINEGUIDRY@yahoo.com

Gusewelle, C.W.

Missouri County:
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Paris Notebook, Lowell Press, 1985; An Africa Notebook, Lowell Press, 1986; Quick As Shadows Passing, Westphalia Press, 1988; Far From Any Coast, University of Missouri Press, 1989; A Great Current Running, Lowell Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: No provided expenses are covered and the fee is appropriate
Contact Information:

Authors - I

Ibur, Jane Ellen

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Teaching literacy through creative writing
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The First Anthology of Missouri Women Writers, Jefferson City, MO: Sheba Review, Inc., 1987
If I Had A Hammer: Women's Work in Poetry, Fiction and Photographs, Watsonville, CA: Papier-Mache Press, 1990.
(many works published in literary magazines)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Travel expenses paid
Contact Information:
3536 Victor St.
St. Louis, MO 63104-1736

Ingalls, Ann

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry/Other
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Little Piano Girl Houghton Mifflin 2010
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact:
Email: annvingalls@yahoo.com
Web site: www.anningallswrites.com

Authors - J

Jackson, David W.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Direct Your Letters to San Jose: The California Gold Rush Letters and Diary of James and David Lee Campbell, Orderly Pack Rat, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
7420 E. Gregory Circle
Kansas City, MO 64133-6280
Phone: (816) 313-6948
Email: david.jackson@orderlypackrat.com

Jackson, James P.

Missouri County: Warren
Genre: Nonfiction/Essays/Autobiography/Biography/Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Biography of a Tree, Jonathan David Co. 1979
Pulse of the Forest, American Forestry Association 1980
Passages of a Stream, Univeristy of Missouri Press 1984
Views From the Back Forty, Self-published with Authorhouse, 2007
Illustrated features in National Wildlife, American Forests, Audubon, Backpacker, American West, and Missouri Conservationist
Awards:
Best Major Work Award from the Missouri Writers Guild for The Biography of a Tree, 1980
Literary Award from the Missouri Library Association for Passages of a Stream, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Variable
Limitation on travel: 200 miles
Contact Information:
13129 Loop Road
Marthasville, MO 63357
Email: jamesjackson571@centurytel.net

Jackson, Leona "Lee"

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Textbooks, Cookbooks
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
From the Apple Orchard, Images Unlimited Publishing, 1984 (available in braille)
Careers in Focus: Family and Consumer Sciences, Goodheart-Willcox Publihsing Co., 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
124 N. Grand Ave.
Maryville, MO 64468-2048

Jaco, Charles

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Techno-Thriller
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Dead Air, Ballantine Books, 1998; Live Shot, Ballatine Books, 1999;
Have any works been translated into other languages?  No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
702 E. Monroe Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63122
Phone: (314) 965-7796, or (314) 444-3225
Web site: www.charlesjaco.com
Email:  cjaco@primary.net

Jarvis, Cheryl

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction/Essays/Journalism/Autobiography/Biography/Contemporary social issues
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Necklace: Thirteen Women and the Experiment That Transformed Their LIvesBallantain Books, 2008
The Marriage Sabbatical: The Journey That Brings You Home Perseus Publishing, 2001 Hardback, Broadway Books, 2002 hardback
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
Email:
cheryljarvis@earthlink.net

Jayne, Mitchell F.

Missouri County: Shannon
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Forest in the Wind, The Bobbs-Merrill Co, Inc., 1966
Old Fish Hawk, J.B. Lippincott Co., 1970
Old Fish Hawk (Audio), St. Louis: Wildstone Media, 1995
Home Grown Stories & Home Fried Lies, St. Louis: Wildstone Media
2000, Fiddler's Ghost, St. Louis: Wildstone Media 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: 100-200 miles
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 295
Eminence, MO 65466
Phone: (573)226-3531

Johns, Paul W.

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Unto These Hills: Tru Tales from the Ozarks, B-J Enterprises, 1980
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Missouri Writers Guild Major Work Award, 1982
Ozarks Writers League Dan Saults Award, 1990
Ozark Creative Writers Fred Beggs Memorial Award, 1993
Ozarks Writers League Cliff Edom Award, 1996
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 12
Nixa, MO 65714-0012
Email: pjinkwell@att.net

Johnson, Cathy

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Travel, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri, natural history/history
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Local Wilderness, Prentice Hall Press, 1987
Painting Nature's Details in Watercolor, North Light Books, 1986, paperback 1991
Watercolor Tricks and Techniques, North Light Books, 1987, paperback 1992 (translations in French, Dutch, and Italian)
The Nocturnal Naturalist, Globe Pequot Press, 1989
The Wild Foods Cookbook, Stephen Greene Press, 1989
Drawing and Painting from Nature, Design Press--Tab Books, 1989
On Becoming Lost: A Naturalist's Search for Meaning, Gibbs M. Smith, 1990
Missouri: Off the Beaten Path, Globe Pequot Press, 1990, 1993
Kansas: Off the Beaten Path, Globe Pequot Press, 1992, 1994
Sierra Club Guide to Sketching in Nature, San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 1991
A Naturalist's Cabin, NY: Penguin USA
Creating Textures in Watercolor,Cincinnati: North Light Books, 1991
The Naturalist's Path, Walker Publications, 1992
One Square Mile: An Artist's Journal of the American Heartland, Walker Publications, 1993
Nature Walks, Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1994
Living History: Drawing on the Past, Excelsior Springs, MO: Graphics/Fine Arts Press, 1994
First Steps in Watercolor, North Light Books, 1995
First Steps in Drawing, North Light Books, 1995
The Walker's Companion fpr the Nature Company (contributing Author), Time/Life Books, 1995
Who Was I; Creating a Living History Persona, Graphics/Fine Arts, 1995
Walk Softly; Mocassins in the Primary Documents, Graphics/Fine Arts, 1996
Sierra Club Guide to Painting in Nature, Sierra Club Books, 1999
Pyrates in Petticoats, Graphics/Fine Arts, 2001
Watercolor Pencil Magic, North Light Books, 2002

Creating Nature in Watercolor; an Artist's Guide, North Light Books, Cincinnati; 2007
Watercolor Tricks & Techniques, new edition, North Light Books, 2010
Artist's Journal Workshop, North Light Books, 2011
(Several of the art books have been published in other countries, including Japan, Holland, Germany, France, Australia and England)

Included in these nature books:

Mother Earth; Through the Eyes of Women Photographers and Writers, edited by Judice Boice, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, 1992
Women in Wilderness, anthology selected and edited by Susan and Ann Zwinger; included as one of the contributors; Harcourt Brace & Co., NY; 1995
The Earth at Our Doorstep, Contemporary Writers Celebrate the Landscapes of Home, edited by Annie Stine; Sierra Club Books, San Francisco; 1996
John Elder’s massive reference book, American Nature Writers, from Charles Scribner’s Sons, NY, 1996
No Boundaries; Spirit of Adventure; Introduction by Page Stegner; Tehabi Books for Ford Motor Co.; editorial director Nancy Cash; San Diego, 2001

Included in these art books:

The New Spirit of Watercolor ,Mike Ward, North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1989
Basic Watercolor Techniques, edited by Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1991
Basic Drawing Techniques, edited by Greg Albert and Rachel Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1991
Basic People Painting; edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1996
Basic Flower Painting; edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf; included among author/illustrators; painted the cover; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1996
Basic Techniques for Painting Textures in Watercolor, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1998
Basic Nature Painting Techniques in Watercolor, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 1998
Keys to Painting Trees & Foliage, edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf; included among author/illustrators; North Light Books, Cincinnati, OH, 2001.
 

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: 300 miles
Contact Information:
PO Box 321
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024-0321

Johnson, Vicki Vaughn

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Missouri, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Men and the Vision of the Southern Commercial Conventions, 1845-1871
Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
19210 St. Albans Valley Dr.
Glencoe, MO 63038-1739

Jones, Bartlett C.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Flawed Triumphs:  Andy Young and the UN, University Press of America, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  In Mid-Missouri only
Contact Information:
1504 S. Azalea St.
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone:  (573) 875-0870

Jones, Jack H.

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Impact With Intent, Author House, 2005
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Email:
jjones3797@aol.com
Web site: www.impactstories.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Author House
1663 Liberty Dr. Suite 200
Bloomington, IN. 47403

Jones, Tanya T.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Audience: Young Adult and Adult
Published Works: My Life as a Testimony, Authorhouse, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: USA
Contact Information:
Email:
ceehoney40@aol.com
Website: www.tanyatjones.com

Jones, Veda Boyd

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
April's Autumn, Avalon, 1991
Gentle Persuasion, Heartsong Presents, 1993
Under a Texas Sky, Heartsong Presents, 1993
The Governor's Daughter,Heartsong Presents, 1993
A Sign of Love, Heartsong Presents, 1994
Callie's Mountain, Heartsong Presents, 1995
The Secret of the Halloween Fires, Story Factory, 1995
Callie's Challenge, Heartsong Presents, 1996
Bible Story Coloring Book, Barbour Books, 1996
A Question of Balance, Heartsong Presents, 1997
Adventure in the Wilderness, Barbour Books, 1997
#13 in American Adventure Series; Cincinnati, Barbour Books, 1997
#17 in American Adventure Series; The New Citizen, Barbour Books, 1998
#31 in American Adventure Series; A Sense of Place, Heartsong Presents, 1998
Tara Lipinski, Chelsea House, 1998 (biography of Olympic ladies' figure skating champion)
Caves, Seedling Books, 1999
Women in Politics, 1999, Chelsea House. (Janet Reno, Madeleine Albright, Sandra Day O'Connor, Barbara Jordan, Geraldine Ferraro, Carol Moseley-Braun)
Nicole Bobek, Chelsea House, 1999 (figure skater)
Coming Home, 1999, #48 in American Adventure Series, last book in the series for Barbour Books
The Senate, Chelsea House, 2000
Selena, Chelsea House (They Died Too Young series), 2000
Thomas Jefferson, Chelsea House, 2000
Alexander Hamilton, , Chelsea House, 2000
Ewan McGregor (Star Wars actor), Chelsea House, 2000
Samuel Adams, Chelsea House, 2001
Ernest Hemingway, Chelsea House, 2001
Selena (Latinos in the Limelight series), Chelsea House, 2001
Indians of the Pacific Northwest, Lucent Books, 2001
George W. Bush, Chelsea House, 2003
Condoleezza Rice, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2004
Betsy's River Adventure, Barbour Books, Sisters in Time, 2004
Patrick Henry, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2005
Langston Hughes, Millbrook Press, 2005
Callie's Mountain anthology, Barbour, 2005
Christmas Dreams, novella anthology, Barbour, 2005 (available in Wal-Mart and Sam's Clubs)
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Wright Group/McGraw Hill, 2005
Sandra Day O'Connor, Wright Group/McGraw Hill, 2005
Abraham Lincoln, Wright Group/McGraw Hill, 2005
Maureen the Detective, Barbour Books, Sisters in Time, 2005
Emma's Secret, Barbour Books, Sisters in Time, 2005
Thurgood Marshall, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2006
Sacagawea, Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, 2006
Nellie and the Brave, Barbour Books, 2006
John F. Kennedy, Children's Press/Scholastic, 2006
George W. Bush, Chelsea House, 2006
Jones and Jones, Wendy Pye, 2006
Grover Cleavland, Enslow, TBA.
Romance novellas:
"The Best Christmas Gift" novella in Gift of Love anthology, Barbour Books, 2000
"Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace" novella in I Do anthology, Barbour Books, 1998
"The Christmas Wreath" novella in Christmas Dreams anthology, Barbour Books, 1997
"Summer Breezes" novella in Summer Dreams anthology, Barbour Books, 1997
"An Ozark Christmas Angel" novella in Christmas Treasures anthology, Barbour Books, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
505 West 34th St.
Joplin, MO 64804-3613
Web site: www.vedaboydjones.com

Jorgenson, Lloyd P.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Founding of Public Education in Wisconsin, Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1956
The State and the Non-Public School: 1840-1940, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
304 A E. Burnam Road
Columbia, MO 65203-3580

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Kacera, Clair L.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction/Textbooks/Science/Medicine/Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Ozark Range and Wildlife Plants, Agriculture Handbook No. 356, USDA, Forest Service, 1969
The Grasses of Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1961
The Challenge of Ecology, C.V. Mosby Company, 1973
The Challenge of Ecology(Spanish Translation), Compania Editorial Continental, 1973
The Challenge of Ecology(2nd edition), C.V. Mosby Company, 1978
The Tallgrass Prairie (Chapter 12 in, Ecosystems of the World), Elsevier Press, 1992
The Grasses of Missouri(2nd Edition), University of Missouri Press, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author does not accept
Contact Information:
500 Rockhill Rd.
Columbia, MO 65201
Email:  ckucera@coin.org

Kahn, Michael A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Cannan Legacy, 1988
Grave Designs, Signet, 1988
Death Benefits, Dutton, 1992
Firm Ambitions, Dutton, 1994
Due Diligence, Dutton, 1995
Sheer Gall, Signet, 1996
Bearing Witness, 2000
Trophy Widow, Forge, 2002
The Mourning Sexton, Doubleday, 2005 (written as Michael Baron)
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 1 hr max drive time unless special circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Karlovetz, Martha

Missouri County: Warren
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self Help, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Classroom is Bare. . . The Teacher is not there, Linmar Publications, 2003
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone:
(636) 398-5909
Email: marthalake@aol.com
Publisher Contact Information:
Linmar Publications
P.O. Box 1222
Lake Sherwood, MO 63357

Katcher, Brian

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri-Related
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works:
"Playing With Matches," Delecorte Press (Random House), 2008
"Almost Perfect," Delecorte Press (Random House), 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on the circumstances
Limitations: Will only travel in-state
Contact Information:
404 South Collier
Centralia, Mo 65240
Phone: (660) 676-8274
Email: bjkatcher@yahoo.com
Web site: www.briankatcher.com or www.myspace.com/bjkatcher

Keathley, Jean

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Pennies, Nickels and Dreams, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: within 50 miles
Contact Information:
13306 Streamwood Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141-6067

Keefe, James F.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Natural History, History, Conservation
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
World of Opossum, 1967
The First 50 Years, 1987
A Connecticut Yankee in the Frontier Ozarks (co-authored with Lynn Morrow), 1988
The White River Chronicles(co-authored with Lynn Morrow), 1994
Movie Scripts: This is the Mallard, 1963
A Place to Live, 1964
Headwaters, 1966
Downstream, 1969
Return of the Wild Turkey, 1970
More than Trees, 1976
Children's school readers written in the 1950s: The Little Stream; Citizens of the Soil; Buteo's Forest; In Your Hands
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
936 Moreau Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101-3517

Keene, Joseph (Joe) E.

Missouri County: Dunklin
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery, Romance, Westerns, Missouri, songwriting
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Baby Grand, Zebra, 1987
Poetry has been published in Writer's Digest (1995) and Mature Living Magazine(1994)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
P O Box 602
Kennett, MO 63857-0602

Kekec, John O.

Missouri County: St. Francois
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Essays, Drama, Short Stories, Historical, Biographies
Audience: Adult
Published Works:

 

Fire in the Hole (Historic Fiction)
One Sunday Morning, (Essay/Drama)
Back to Eden, (Novel)
Glimpses (Poetry)
Christ Jesus and the 1st Century Church (A Life of Christ and the 1st century church that followed)

Our Life together, (A Family Autobiography)
The Way It Was (A Collection of Short Stories)
The Kekec Family, The Kieslich Family, Our Westward Expansion and An America Family (Four Historical Family Stories)

Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
248 Church Street
Bonne Terre, MO 63628
Phone: (573) 358-5470
Email: johnkekec@yahoo.com

Kelley, Roxie

Missouri County: Camden
Genre: Essays, Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Just a Matter of Thyme, 1992
With Heart and Soul, 1995
Among Friends, 1994
A Matter of Moments, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
PO Box 1476,
Camdenton, MO 65020-1476

Kelly-Powell, Telester F.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Awakening, Tivoli Publishing Company, 1985
Awaiting Your Arrival, Tivoli Publishing Company, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
2718 Brooklyn Avenue
Kansas City, MO. 64109-1320
Phone: (816) 923-2546
Email: telesterfpowell@prodigy.net

Kemper, Rufus Crosby III

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Winston Churchill: Resolution, Defiance, Magnanaminity, Good Will, University of Missouri Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Cheif Executive
Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Kennett, Shirley

Pen name(s): Morgan Avery
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Mystery
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Burning Rose, Five Star, 2002
Gray Matter, Kensington, 1996
Gray Matter,Pinnacle, 1997
Chameleon, Kensington, 1998
Time of Death, Five Star, 2005
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Rarely charges fee
Limitations on travel: 50 miles, unless hotel is provided
Contact Information:
Phone:
(636) 938-7163
Web site: www.shirleykennett.com

Kinder, R.M.

Pen Name(s): Rose Marie Kinder
Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Essays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Near-Perfect Gift, University of Michigan Press, 2005
Sweet Angel Band, Kansas City, MO: Helicon Nine, 1991
An Absolute Gentleman, a literary suspense,Counterpoint Press, October 2007
Old Time Fiddling: Hal Sappington, Missouri Fiddler (biography, interview, music DVD) by R. M. Kinder and Kristine Lowe-Martin
Numerous short publications, most recently in Passages North, Chariton Review, and Descant
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
University of Michigan Press Literary Fiction Award, 2005
Willa Cather Award, Helicon Nine Editions, 2001.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
304 Grover
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Email: rmkinder@charter.net and rmkinder@sprintmail.com
Web site: rmkinder.net

King, Chris

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Journalism, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri, Songs
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Book:
James, Bob and Me (under consideration for publication)
Journalist for The Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine
Songs performed by "Eleanor Roosevelt" band on album entitled Head in a Hummingbird's Nest
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes-one song into Japanese
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
3123 Michigan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118-2111

King, Robert H., Ph.D.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Travel, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Senior Citizens
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Pastor Jenkins Said, HANG ON TO MATTHEW 6:33, Autobiography of Rev. Robert,Concordia Publishing House, 1999
African Americans and the Local Church, Concordia Publishing House, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
Concordia Publishing House
3558 S. Jefferson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63118-3968

King, Wilma

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, African American History and Culture
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Northern Woman in the Plantation South, University of South Carolina Press, 1993
Stolen Childhood: Stolen Youth, Indiana University Press, 1995
Toward the Promised Land, 1851- 1865, Chelsea House, 1995
We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible, Carlson Publications, 1995
Children of the Emancipation (Picture the American Past), Carolhoda Books, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Lolita Brown Prize for, We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible
Black Political Scientists Best Book for, Stolen Childhood: Stolen Youth
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
University of Missouri
Department of History
Columbia, MO 65211
Email:  kingw@missouri.edu

Kleindienst, Kris

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Essays/Autobiography/Biography/Contemporary Social Issues
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
This is What Lesbian Looks Like, Firebrand, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Residency at Hedgebook, a Retreat for Women Writers, 1997
Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction, 1999
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
3647 Bellerive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Phone: (314) 457-8336
Fax:  (314) 367-3256
Email: kris@left-bank.com

Kleinsasser, Lois

Pen Name(s): Cait Logan, Cait London
Missouri County: Taney
Genre: Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Writing as Cait Logan:

Lady on the Line, Berkley/Second Chance at Love Series, 1986
Rugged Glory,Diamond, 1986
Gambler's Lady, Diamond, 1987
Lady's Choice, Berkley/Second Chance at Love Series, 1988
Lady's Desire, Berkley/Diamond Lead Historicals, 1988
Tame the Fury, Berkley/Diamond Lead Historicals, 1988
Wild Dawn,Berkley/Diamond Lead Historicals, 1992
Night Fire, Berkley/Diamond Lead Historicals, 1994
Delilah, Berkley/Jove, 1995
The Wedding Gamble, Dell, 1997
Be Mine, Dell, 1997
Lady Deperado (a novella in, Otlaw Love), Dell, 1997
Writing as Cait London:
The Loving Season, Silhouette, 1989
Angel VS. Maclean, Silhouette, 1990
The Pendragon Virus, Silhouette, 1990
The Daddy Candidate, Silhouette, 1991
Midnight Rider, Silhouette, 1992
The Cowboy, Silhouette, 1993
Maybe No, Maybe Yes, Silhouette, 1993
The Seduction of Jake Tallman, Silhouette, 1993
Lightfoot and Loving, Silhouette, 1994
Fusion, Silhouette, 1994
The The Bride Says No,Silhouette, 1994
Mr. Easy, Silhouette, 1995
Every Guide to..., Silhouette, 1995
Miracles and Mistletoe, Silhouette, 1995
Every Groom's Guide to...,Silhouette, 1995
The Cowboy and the Cradle, Silhouette, 1996
Tallchief's Bride, Silhouette, 1996
Tallchief For Keeps, Silhouette, 1997
The Groom Candidate,Silhouette, 1997
The Seduction of Fiona Tallchief, Silhouette, 1998
Rafe Palladin: Man of Secrets, Silhouette, 1998
The Perfect Fit, Silhouette, 1998
Blaylock's Bride, Silhouette, 1999
Rio: Man of Destiny, Silhouette, 1999
Typical male, Silhouette, 1999
Last Dance, Silhouette, 2000
Tallchief: The Homecoming, Silhouette, 2000
Slow Fever, Silhouette, 2000
A Tallchief Celebration (3 in 1 reissues), Silhouette, 2001
Gabriel's Gift, Silhouette, 2001 
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Mutiple "Romantic Times" Magazine Awards
Holt Medallion
B. Dalton Most Sales for Sillouhette Desire
Dorothy Parker Award for Excellence, 1999
Wisconsin RWA Reader's Award Laurel Wreath, 1998
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
Email:
  cait@caitlondon.com

Knight, W. Nicholas

Missouri County: Phelps
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Textbooks, Journalism, Mystery, Visual & Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Autobiography in Shakespeare's Plays: "Lands so by His Father Lost", Peter Lang, 2002
Arthur's Companions: King Arthur's Knights and Ladies in Sonnets from the Welsh, Rolla Fine Arts Museum Press, 1994
Under Fire: A civil War Diary 1863-1864 (of Charles D. Hammer), Rolla Fine Arts Museum Press, 1993
Shakespeare's Hidden Life: Shakepeare at the Law 1505- 1596, Mason/Lipscomb, 1975
The Death of J.K. (off Broadway Play on the Kennedy Assassination), University of London Review, 1969
Julius Caesar & The Structure of Revenge, 1968
Equity In Law & Drama, Peter Lang
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Newberry Library Fellowship
NEH Fellowship
Ford Foundation Fellowship
Wesleyan Center for the Humanities Fellowship
Warburg Institute University of London Fellowship
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Fellowship
Indiana University Graduate Fellowship
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1909
Rolla, MO 65402-1909
Phone: (573) 364-8760
Email: knight@umr.edu

Knopf, Harry L.S.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Health/Self-help, Inspirational
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Books:
Harry's Homilies: Prescriptions for a Better Life, 1st Books Library, 2001
Poems Published in Anthologies:
"The Apology," Under a Quicksilver Moon,International Library of Poetry, 2002 (also recorded as a public reading in The Sound of Poetry, International Library of Poetry, 2002)
"A Loving Heart," Nature's Echoes, The Poetry Guild, 2000 (also recorded as a public reading in The Sound of Poetry, International Library of Poetry, 2000)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
Email:
hlskmd01@earthlink.net

Korgis-Fitzpatrick, Michelle

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, History, Poetry, Interviews, Journalism, Short Stories
Audience: Adult/Young Adult/Children
Published Works:
Images of America: NIXA, Arcadia Publishing, 2004
Emotional reality Poetry Chapbook, Self Published, 2003
Images of America: OZARK, Arcadia Publishing, 2003
The Centenarian: The Story of Irene Murphy, US Legacies Magazine, 2003
9-11: A County Remembers, Christian County News Journal, 2002
A Night In The Park, Digi-Tall News Media, 2002-2003
A History Trip Back In Time, Ozark Senior Living Newspaper, 2002
Are Our Rights Being Violated, Sam's Advice International, 2002
A little Prayer, Friends and Neighbor Magazine, 2002
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: In the vicinity of Springfield, MO
Contact Information:
PO Box 553
Nixa, MO 65714-0553
Phone: (417) 861-9871
Email: StoryWriter1976@aol.com
Web site: www.freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~mkfitz/
Publisher Contact Information:
Arcadia Publishing
420 Wando Park Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Krause, Robin

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Ireland by Bike, Mountaineers Books, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes-Variable
Contact Information:
616 Hillcrest Dr.
Knob Noster, MO 65336-1529

Krause, William J.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Science/Medicine, Textbooks
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Concise Textbook of Histology, Williams and Wilkins Company, 1981
Histologia, Nankodo, 1981
Text of Histology, Nankodo, 1981
Concise Text of Histology, Williams and Wilkins Company, 1986
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology vol. 125, "Development of the Digestive System in the North American Opossum,"Springer Verlag, 1992
Essentials of Histology, Little, Brown and Company, 1994
Essentials of Human Histology, Little, Brown and Company, 1996
Advances in Anatomy, Embryology, and Cell Biology vol. 143, "A Review of Histogenesis/Organogenesis in the Developing North American Opossum,"Springer Verlag, 1998
Advances in Progress in Histochemistry and Cystochemistry, vol 35,"Brunner's glands: A structural, histochemical and patological profile,"Urban & Fischer Verlag, 2000
The Art of Examining and Interpreting Histological Preparations, Parthenon, 2001
AWIC Resource Series No. 9, "Information Resources on the North American Opossum
A Bibliography on it'sNatural History and Use in Biomedical Research,"National Agricultural Library, USDA, 2001
The Art of Examining and Interpreting Histologic Preparations: A Laboratory Manual and Study Guide for Histology, Universal Publishers, 2004
The Opossum: Its Amazing Story (with Winifred A. Krause), Walsworth Publishing Company, 2004
Essential Human Histology for Medical Students, Universal Publishers, 2005
An Atlas of Opossum Organogenesis, Universal Publishers, 2008
Adolph R. Krause and Augusta W. (Richter) Krause and Their Descendants (1860-2009), Self Published, 2009
Nils Oster and Maria Mathilda (Setterberg) Johannesson/Johansson and their Descendants (1827-2011), Self Published, 2011
“Martin Nelson (Morten Nielsen) (1846-1882) and Knute Nelson (Knud Nielsen) (1848-1914): Emigrants from Denmark to America”, Self Published, 2012

"The Descendants of John Silvera Nunes and Mary A. (Simas) Nunes (1879-2013), Self-Published, 2013.  ISBN:0-9785999-7-7

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
School of Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65212
Phone: (573) 882-8912
Fax: (573) 884-4123
Email: krause@health.missouri.edu

Krause, Winifred Alice

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works:
The Opossum: It's Amazing Story, Walsworth, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author does not accept

Kremer, Gary

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
James Milton Turner and the Promise of America, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1991
George Washington Carver: In His Own Words, Columbia: UM Press, 1987, 1991
Missouri's Black Heritage, Columbia: UM Press, 1980, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
705 Briarwood Ct.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-5841

Kruckmeyer, Thomas J.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Contemporary Social Issues, Business/Economics, Sports
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
For Whom the Ball Tolls: A Fan's Guide to Economic Issues in Professional and College Sports, Kruckemeyer Publishing, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: No
Contact Information:
421 Belair Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0707

Kuckelman, Bee Neeley

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Keep Me in Stitches (quilting poems), self-published, 1985
Behind Grandma's Back, self-published, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Kurz, Don

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Travel, Natural History
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Trees of Missouri Field Guide, Missouri Conservation Department, 2005
Trees of Missouri, Missouri Conservation Department, 2003
Illinois Wildflowers, Cloudland.net Publishing, 2004
Ozark Wildflowers, Falcon, 1999
Shrubs and Woody Vines of Missouri, Missouri Conservation Department, 1997
Scenic Driving the Ozarks Including the Ouachita Mountains, Falcon, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Erna R. Eisendrath Education Award, Missouri Native Plant Society, 1998
Conservation Communicator of the Year Award, Conservation Federation of Missouri, 1997
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
6107 Elston Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65109-3186
Email:  dkurz@socket.net

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LaMarche, Cathi

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
While the Daffodils Danced, Echelon Press, 2005
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: 25 Miles
Contact Information:
Phone:
(636) 474-2056

Ladd, Linda King

Missouri County: Butler
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Kensington Publishing: Die Smiling, to be published in 2008
Dark Places, 2007
Head to Head, 2006
Running Scared, Doubleday, 2004
Penguin/Putnam: A Love So Fine, 1999
A Love So Splendid, 1998
Forever My Love,1997
Lilacs on Lace, 1996
White Orchid, 1995
White Rose, 1994
White Lily,1993
Avon Books: Dragonfire, 1992
Midnight Fire, 1991
Frostfire, 1990
Avon Presents Christmas Anthology,1990
Dreamsong,1988
Silverswept, 1987
Fireglow,1986
Moonspell,1985
Wildstar,1984
New American Library: Broken Promises,1984
On Wings of Desire, 1984
Bittersweet Temptation, 1984
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
Email:
Linda.Ladd@swbell.net

Lamme, Lula G.

Missouri County: DeKalb
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Through My Eyes, Todd and Honeywell, Inc., 1989
A Touch of Seasoning, Hamilton, MO: Crown Publishers and Printers, 1990
I Remember Christmas, Hamilton, MO: Crown Publishers and Printers, 1991
Random Thoughts in Rhyme, Hamilton, MO: Crown Publishers and Printers, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
320 East Little Brick St.
Cameron, MO 64429-1231

Lang, Della

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Country Schools of Jefferson Co. MO. 1806-1952 Jefferson Co. Historical Society, 1998
Post Offices of Jefferson Co. Missouri 1811-1996, Jefferson Heritage and Landmark Society, 1996
Legend of House Springs, 1993; River City: The Story of Fenton, Missouri, City of Fenton, 1992
Along Old Gravois, 1983
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Only Local
Contact Information:
1185 London Circle Lane Apt. 101
Fenton, Mo 63026
Phone: (314) 343-5346
Email: dlanghistory@earthlink.net

Larson, Debi

Missouri County: Shannon
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Tales of the Jacks Fork River: The Book of Zach, Friends of the Library, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Laurence, Reid

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction/short stories and novellas
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Matter of Money, Publish America, 2004
Jack's Mess, Publish America, 2004
A Killing Rain and Other Stories, E-Booktime LLC, 2005
Ticket to Happiness or the Self-Indulgent Truth?, E-Booktime, 2006
Talking Heads, Publish America, 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Depending on circumstances.
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (417) 877-9014
Email: reidgaller@sbcglobal.net
Web site: www.reidlaurence.piczo.com

Lawrence, Brian

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Nightshade, Yellow Creek Publishing, 1997
Love Kills, Carroll & Graf, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 3-hour drive
Contact Information:
3714 Pinon Pine Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63129-2244

LeSeur, Geta

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Essays, Textbooks, Book Reviews, Criticism on literary works
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
10 is the Age of Darkness, University of Missouri, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Department of English
University of Missouri-Columbia
107 Tate Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Lebowitz, Albert

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Published Works:
Laban's Will, Random House, 1966
The Man Who Wouldn't Say No, Random House, 1969
A Matter of Days, LSU Press, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Ledbetter, Suzann

Missouri County: Christian
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Westerns, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Humor
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Ahead of the Game, MIRA Books, 2004
In Hot Pursuit, MIRA Books, 2003
A Lady Never Trifles With Thieves, Pocket Books, 2003
West of Bliss, MIRA Books, 2002
North of Clever, MIRA Books, 2001
South of Sanity, MIRA Books, 2001
East of Peculiar, MIRA Books, 2000
Klondike Fever, Signet, 1997
Pure Justice, Signet, 1997
Colorado Drive, Signet, 1997
Deliverance Drive, Signet, 1996
Redemption Trail, Signet, 1996
Trinity Strike, Signet, 1996
Have Everything I had Twenty Years Ago Except Now It's All Lower, Random House/Crown, 1995
In Fortune's Wake, Dutton/Penguin, 1995
Nellie Cashman: Prospector and Trailblazer, Texas Western Press, 1993
The Toast Always Lands Jelly-Side Down, Random House/Crown, 1993
On the Edge of Forever, Avalon, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
P O Box 1032
Nixa, MO 65714-1032
Contact Agent:
Dave Ellingsworth
Phone: (417) 725-0444
Email: dave@susannledbetter.com

Lee, Robert C.

Missouri County: Benton
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
The Iron Arm of Michael Glenn, Little, Brown
The Day It Rained Forever, Little, Brown
It's A Mile From Here to Glory, Little, Brown
I Was a Teenage Hero, McGraw Hill
Once Upon Another Time, Nelson
Summer of the Green Star,Westminster
Timequake!, Westminister
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
P O Box 894
Warsaw, MO 65355-0894

Leuthold, David A.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction/ Textbooks/ Contemporary Social Issues/ Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Electioneering in a Democracy, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1968
Campaign Missouri 1992, University of Missouri Press, 1994
Missouri Government and Politics,University of Missouri Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
2000 Valley View Road
Columbia, MO. 65201-6054
Phone: (573) 449-1358
Email: leutholdd@missouri.edu

Levy, Constance

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Children
Published Works:
SPLASH- Poems of Our Watery World, Orchard/Scolastic, 2002
A Crack in the Clouds and Other Poems, McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 1998
I'm Going to Pet a Worm Today and other poems, Simon and Schuster, 1991
A Tree Place and other poems, Simon and Schuster, 1994
When Whales Exhale and other poems, Simon and Schuster, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
58 Frontenac Estates Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63131-2602

Lieurance, Suzanne

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Travel/Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
The Lucky Baseball, Enslow Publishers, 2009
The Locket, Enslow Publishers, 2008
States: The People, Landmarks, and Highlights of the 50 States, Publications International, Ltd. 2007
The Reveres: A Family Forced Apart, Teacher Created Materials, 2006
The Ancient Maya, Enslow Publishers, 2004
Mexico, Enslow Publishers, 2004
The Philippines, Enslow Publishers, 2004
Weapons and Strategies of the Civil War, Enslow Publishers, 2004
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in American History, Enslow Publishers, 2003
Prohibition in American History, Enslow Publishers, 2002
Pennies, a Rookie Reader, Grolier/Children's Press, 2002
A Child's First Pet, TFH Publications, Inc. 2001
The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster in American History, Enslow Publishers, 2000
Shoelaces, a Rookie Reader, Grolier/Children's Press, 2000
School Projects For Pennies, Publications International, Ltd., 2000
Kidding Around Kansas City, John Muir Publishers, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Suzanne Lieurance
P.O. Box 8422
Kansas City, MO 64114
Phone:  (816) 361- 4103
Email:  suzannelieurance@hotmail.com

Linzee, David

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary social issues, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Death in Connecticut, McKay, 1977
Discretion, Seaview, 1978
Belgravia, Seaview, 1980
Housebreaker,  Dutton, 1987
Final Seconds, Kensington, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: 120 miles
Contact Information:
816 Eastgate Ave.
University City, MO 63130
Email: 73054.2533@compuserve.com

Lipe, Riki

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Children's fairytales
Audience: Children
Published Works:
The Mystery at Ricena's Pond, Hoot 'N' Cackle Press, 2000
Sooty, Hoot 'N' Cackle Press, 1998
Color at Ricena's Pond, Hoot 'N' Cackle Press, 1997
The Secret at Ricena's Pond, Hoot 'N' Cackle Press, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel:   Yes
Contact Information:
1928 S. Mayfair
Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 887-0837
Fax: (417) 886-3994
Email: rlipe@att.net

Lipman, David

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Autobiography/Biography, Sports
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Maybe I'll Pitch Forever, The Autobiograhy of LeRoy (Satchel) Paige
Mr. Baseball, The Story of Branch Rickey; Ken Boyer; Joe Namath
The Speed King, The Story of Bob Hayes
Bob Gibson Pitching Ace
Jim Hart Underrated Quarterback
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes

Long, Kathy

Missouri County: Carroll
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
A Surprise for Mrs. Dodds, Augsburg, 1989; Hallelujah, the Clown, Augsburg, 1992
God Is Near, Augsburg, 1992
Fix it, Grandma, Fix It
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Must work around full-time teaching schedule
Contact Information:
414 North Main
Carrollton, MO 64633-1718

Loots, Barbara K.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Missouri, Anthologies, greeting cards and hymns
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
The Random House Anthology of Poetry for Children
Snow Towards Evening (a picturebook anthology), Dial Press
The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, 1986-88 ed.
Missouri Poets: An Anthology, Mid-America Press, 1982
Kansas City Outloud II, BkMk Press, 1989
The Helicon Nine Reader, Helicon Nine Editions, 1990
Voices: Poems from the Missouri Heartland, 1994
The Bride's Mirror Speaks, Rockhill Press, 1986
Sibyl and Sphinx, Rockhill Press, 1988
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
7943 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64131

Lutz, John

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Truth of the Matter, Pocket Books, 1971
Buyer Beware, Putnam's 1976
Bonegrinder, Putnam's 1977
Lazarus Man, Morrow, 1979
Jericho Man, Morrow, 1980
The Shadow Man, Morrow, 1981
Exiled (with and as by Steven Greene), Fawcett, 1982
The Eye (with Bill Pronzini), Mysterious Press, 1984
Nightlines, St. Martin's Press, 1985
The Right to Sing the Blues, St. Martin's Press, 1987
Tropical Heat, Holt, 1986
Ride the Lightning, St. Martin's Press, 1987
Scorcher, Holt, 1987
Better Mousetraps, St. Martin's 1988
Dancer's Debt, St. Martin's, 1988
Shawdowtown, Mysterious Press, 1988
Kiss, Holt, 1988
Time Exposure, St. Martin's, 1989
Flame, Holt, 1990
Diamond Eyes, St. Martin's Press, 1990
SWF Seeks Same, St. Martin's Press, 1990 (paperback edition title: Single White Female)
Bloodfire, Holt, 1991
Hot, Holt, 1992
Dancing with the Dead, St. Martin's Press, 1992
Spark, Holt, 1993
Thicker than Blood, St. Martin's Press, 1993
Shadows Everywhere, Mystery Scene Press, 1994
Torch, Holt, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
880 Providence Ave.
Webster Groves, MO 63119-2072

Lynn, Jodie

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Parenting/Family Related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Syndication Secrets-What No One Will Tell You!, 2006
Mommy-CEO, Martin-Ola Press, 2001
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Golden Globe Best Written Educational Material, 2001, 2002, and 2003
Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award, 2001, 2002, and 2003
Editor & Publisher, 2003
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
2464 Taylor Rd., Suite 131
Wildwood, MO. 63040
Email: Parents2Day@aol.com

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MIller, E.J.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Genealogy, Greeting Card
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
POETRY: Bright Corner, 1983; The Back Yard, A Bit O' Heaven, 1995; Dogwoods & Daffodils, 1999
GENEALOGY:  Manuel, 1996; Folks & Younguns
GREETING CARD POCKETBOOK:  What day Is It?
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Only speaks in St. Louis County at Retirement & Nursing Homes, Churches, or Clubs.
Contact Information:
E-mail:  ejmiller@primary.net

Mackowski, Janie

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Zoo, University of Pittsburg Press, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Rona Jaffe Foundation Grant, 2001; Associated Writing Programs Award Series in Poetry, 2001; Wallace Stegner Fellowship, 2000; Centrum Center for the Arts Grant, 1996; King County Arts Special Projects Grant (Washington State), 1996.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes/No
Contact Information:
112 Ripley Street
Columbia, MO. 65201-5739
Phone: (573) 228-0280
E-mail: jmack@mizzou.edu

Marion, L. Marvin

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Straight from the Heart, Southern Poetry Association, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
719 W. 3rd St.
Maryville 64468-2117
Contact Publisher: Southern Poetry Association

Marshall, Greg

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Place That Holds Our History (with Barth, Kelly; Finneran, Kathleen; Salli, Doreen; Van Arkel, Jo; and edited by Robley Wilson, Missouri Arts Council), Southwest Missouri State University, 1990; Taking Control of Headache, Guiford Publishing
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
11333 Big Bend Rd.
St. Louis 63122-5720

Marshall, Howard Wight

Missouri County: Callaway
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Paradise Valley, Nevada: The People and Buildings of an American Place,Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1995; Vernacular Architecture in Rural and Small Town Missouri: An Introduction, University of Missouri Extension Division, 1994; "Now That's a Good Tune:" Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling (documentary LP set with 64-page book) (with A. Skillman, et al.), Columbia: Publications of the University of Missouri Cultural Heritage Center No. 6, 1989; Folk Architecture in Little Dixie: A Regional Culture in Missouri, Columbia & London: University of Missouri Press, 1981; American Folk Architecture: A Selected Bibliography,Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Publications of the American Folklife Center No. 8, 1981; Buckaroos in Paradise: Cowboy Life in Northern Nevada,Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Publications of the American Folklife Center, No. 6, 1980, reprint University of Nebraska Press, 1981; Sketeches of South Georgia Folklife (with C. Fleischhauer), Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Publications of the American Folklife Center No. 2, 1977; Old Families of Randolph County, Missouri: A People's History, Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing Co./Randolph County Historical Society, 1976.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Finalist for two Grammy Awards for "Now That's A Good Tune:" Masters of Traditional Missouri Fiddling, documentary LP with 64-page book.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
2825 County Road 230
Fulton 65261-3135

Massey, Ellen Gray

Missouri County: Laclede
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery,Romance, Westerns, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Bittersweet Country, Doubleday, 1986,University of OK Press, 1976; Bittersweet Earth, University of OKPress, 1985; Moon Silver, Avalon, 1991; Too Many Secrets,Avalon,1992; The Bequest, Avalon, 1993; EquestriCat, Avalon, 1994; AGrave Situation, Avalon, 1994; A Candle Within Her Soul: MaryElizabeth Mahnkey and Her Ozarks, 1877-1948, Bittersweet, Inc., 1995; Music of Her Soul, Avalon, 1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
126 Maple Drive
Lebanon 65536-2023

Matson, Madeline

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Food in Missouri: A Cultural Stew, University of Missouri Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Central Missouri preferred
Contact Information:
413 East Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City 65101-3077

May, Leland C.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Parodies of the Gothic Novel, Arno Press, 1980; Meditations for College Students,Grand Rapids, MI: Bater Book House, 1980, 1983, 1985
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
1060 Debbie Lane
Maryville 64468-2066

Mayer, Michael J.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self help
Audience: Adult
Published Works: If Only I Had Married Myself, Med-Psych Publications, 1984;The Re-Creation of a Nation Through Real Parenting, R & E Publishers, 1992;Choose a Better Road, Tomahawk Publishing, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
3812 Cedar Lane
Columbia, Mo. 65201
Phone: (573) 474-7485
Fax: (573) 499-1564
E-mail: mmayerr019@aol.com

Mayfield, John

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Real Estate/Non Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: 21 Mistakes Real Estate Brokers Make & How to Avoid Them,Acclaim Press, 2008
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Informaiton:
Acclaim Press
PO Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

McBride, Susan

Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Cougar Club, HarperCollins/Avon, 2010; Love, Lies, and Texas Dips, Random House, 2009; The Debs, Delacorte, 2008; Too Pretty to Die, HarperCollins/Avon, 2008; Night of the Living Deb, HarperCollins/Avon, 2006; The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, Avon, 2006; The Good Girl's Guide to Murder, HarperCollins, 2005;Blue Blood, HarperCollins, 2004; Two short stories in Bullet Points Anthology, 2003; "Stormy Weather", short story in,  Mayhen in the Midlands Anthology, 2001; "Getting It", personal essay in,   Living the Writer's Life:  Reflections, Memories and Advice, Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam, 2001; Overkill, Mayhaven Publishing, 2001;  And then She Was Gone, Mayhaven Publishing, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Finalist for the Wiliam Rockhill Nelson Award for The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club, 2006; Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original of 2005 for The Good Girl's Guide to Murder; Lefty Award for Most Humorous Mystery of 2004 for Blue Blood; Nominated for the Best Paperback Original of 2004; Reviewer's Choice Award for Best First Mystery, Mystery Suspense editorial staff at Romantic Times Magazine, 2000; Mayhaven Publishing's First Award for Fiction, 1997; National Writer's Association Best Novel Contest, 1995; Finalist, St. Martin's Press Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Contest, 1995.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Sometimes
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
E-mail:  SueAuthor@aol.com
Web site: http://susanmcbride.com

McCall, Jack

Missouri County: Livingston
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Contemporary Social Issues, Business/Economics, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Small Town Survival Guide, Wm. Morrow and Co., 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
121 Calhoun St.
Chillicothe 64601-2452

McCandless, Pat

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
One Unbelievable Man, Silhouette Romance (#993), 1994; Babie's Inc., Silhouette Romance (#1076), 1995; Storybook Cowboy, Silhouette Romance, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
11756 Borman Drive Suite 212
St. Louis 63145-4133

McCandless, Perry

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, History Textbooks
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Missouri Story: A History of the State (co-authored with John Crockett), Bawden Bros., Iowa City: 1971, rev. ed. 1978; Constitutional Government in Missouri, Market Publishing, Davenport, IA: 1971, rev. 1976, 1984, 1993; The Missouri Experience: A History of the State, Bawden Bros., Iowa City: 1972; A History of Missouri: Vol. II 1820-1860, The Missouri Sesquicentennial Series, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1972; Missouri: Now and Then (co-authored with William E. Foley), Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn Co., 1976, rev. ed. University of Missouri Press, 1976; The Course of Missouri History (co-authored with Guy Griggs), NY: Franklin Watts, 1982; Democracy in Action: Missouri's Constitution and Government (co-authored with William E. Foley), Eldridge, IA: Bawden Bros., 1984.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

McCarthy, Patrick

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction/Journalism/Contemporary Social issues/Missouri-related
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
After the Fall: Srebrenica Survivors in St. Louis, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes;  Bosnian
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
St. Louis University
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63108-3302
Phone:  (314) 977-3093
Fax:  (314) 977-3108
E-mail:  mccartpg@slu.edu

McCarty, Martha

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Don't Stop With the Want Ads: A Job Hunting Guide; Missouri Challenge: The Real Golfer's Guide; Night Journey and Artichoke Hearts (plays); Five Islands (in progress).
Written as a Ghostwriter: On My Honour; Success. . . Simply Stated; Face Graphics.
Contributor/Full Length Features In: New York Times News Service; Hibernia Magazine; Dramatics Magazine; Kansas City Magazine; Ingram's Magazine; Irish Voice; The Kansas City Star; Kansas City Business Journal; Associated Press; Ann Arbor News; Salon Today; Sidewalks Literary Anthology.
Edited: St. Joseph News-Press; Independence Examiner; Hair & Beauty News.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (816) 756-3336
or contact publisher-
American Media , INC.
and Imprint Press

McClure, Arthur F. II

Genre: Nonfiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
William Inge: A Biliographical Guide (co-authored), Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1991; Memories of Splendor: The Midwestern World of William Inge, The Kansas State Historical Society, 1989; Ronald Reagan: His First Career, A Bibliography of the Movie Years (co-authored), Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988; Education for Work: The Historical Evolution of Vocational and Distributive Education in America (co-authored), Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1985; More Character People: Supporting Players in the American Motion Picture (co-authored), Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1979, paperback 1984;Research Guide to Film History, Palo Alto, CA: R and E Research Associates, Inc, 1983; William Inge: A Bibliography, NY and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1982; International Film Necorology, (co-authored) NY and London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1981; Remembering Their Glory: Sports Heroes of the 1940s (co-authored), NY and London: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1977; Star Quality: Screen Actors from the Golden Age of Film (co-authored), NY and London: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1974; The Fulbright Premise: Senator J. William Fulbright and Presidential Power in Foreign Policy (co-authored), Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1973; Hollywood at War: The American Motion Picture and World War II, 1939-1945 (co-authored), NY and London: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1973; Heroes, Heavies, and Sagebrush: A Pictorial History of the "B" Western Player(co-authored), NY & London: Barnes and Co., Inc., 1973; The Movies: An American Idiom, Readings in the Social History of the American Motion Picture,Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1971; The Films of James Stewart (co-authored), NY & London: A.S. Barnes and Co., Inc., 1970; The Versatiles: A Study of Supporting Players in the American Motion Picture 1930-1955(co-authored), NY & London: A.S. Barnes Co., Inc., 1969; The Truman Administration and the Problems of Postwar Labor, 1945-1948, Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1969.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
304 Jones Avenue
Warrensburg 64093-2233

McClurg, Ruth

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Fiction, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, column-nostalgia
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Backward Glances, Accent Printing, 1984
Have published a weekly column in Hopkins, MO Journal since 1981.
Several biographies in Vols I and II, Show Me Missouri Women.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
RR 3 Box 205
Maryville 64468-9560

McDaniel, Sue

Genre: Nonfiction/Health/Self-Help/Contemporary Social Issues
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Learning, Changing, Leading:  Keys to Success in the 21st Century, University fo Missouri Printing Services, 1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None, if in Missouri.
Contact Information:
1310 Swifts Highway, E101
Jefferson City, MO. 65109
Phone:  (573) 634-3789
E-mail:  SueMcDaniel@cs.com

McDermid, Terry Zahniser

Missouri County: Jasper
Genre: Fiction, Textbooks, Religious Education
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Matters of the Heart, Avalon Books, 1999; Love's Healing Power, Avalon Books, 1999; The Romantic Doctor, Avalon Books, 1998; Tapestry of Reading: Introducing Literary Genres, Good Year Books, 1994; Key to Romance, Avalon Books, 1992;Feed My Sheep (co-author), Independence, MO: RLDS Church, 1992; Zion: Living God's Way (co-author), Independence, MO: RLDS Church, Christian Education Commission, 1988.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact MCB

McDermith, D.J.

Missouri County: Texas
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Making of a Veterinarian, Open Book Publishing, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author does not accept.

McGonegal, Richard F.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Short-stories mainly published in magazines, but two have been published in the following anthologies: Tales from Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, William Morrow & Co.; and Mystery for Halloween, Signet.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
125 Douglas Drive
Jefferson City 65109-0969

McKinley, James

Missouri County: Platte
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Journalism
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Assassination In America, Harper & Row, 1978; Wanta Bet, Freeman Inc., 1982;Acts of Love, Breitenbush, 1988; The Fickleman Suite & Other Stories, University of Arkansas Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Several
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
New Letters @ UMKC, 5101 Rockhill Rd., Kansas City, MO 64770-2489
Fax: (816) 235-2611

McKnight, Jenna

Pen Name(s): Jenna McKnight
Missouri County:
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Avon, as Jenna McKnight, Love in the Fast Lane, Avon, 2007; A Date on Cloud Nine, Avon, 2004; A Greek God at the Ladies Club, Avon, 2003.
Harlequin American Romances, as Jenna McKnight: Eleven Year Match, 1992;Alligator Alley, 1993; The Bride, The Bachelor and The Baby, 1994; The Cowboy Hires a Wife, 1995;   Two Weddings and a Feud, 1996;  Three Wise Men and a Baby,1996;  Princess in Denim, 1998;  Cowgirl in Pearls, 1998.
Harlequin Love & Laughter  Romances, as Jenna McKnight: The Wedding Knight,1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

McLachlan, Carla

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Young Adults, Adults, Nonfiction, Christian parenting and discipleship
Audience: Adult, Young Adult
Publications: Parenting Moment by Moment, Bound by Faith Publishes, 2010
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
www.boundbyfaithpublishers.com

McMahon, Lynne

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Faith, Wesleyan University Press, 1988; Devolution of the Nude, David R. Godine, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
1238 Sunset Drive
Columbia 65203-2367

McManus, Thelma S.

Missouri County: Ripley
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Adult
Published Works: That's the Way it Was: Interviews of Ozark Folk born in the 1800's, Acclaim Press, 2008
Hane any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact information:
Acclaim Press
PO Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

McMillen, Margot Ford

Missouri County: Callaway
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1994; A to Z Missouri: The Dictionary of Missouri Place Names, Columbia, MO: Pebble Publishing, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: 100 miles
Contact Information:
Unavailable

McMillin, Geraldean M.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Wrestling With Life: The Wisdom and Wit of a Woman Wrestler, Pebble Publishing, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author does not accept them at this time.

McNally, T.M.

Missouri County:
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Low Flying Aircraft, University of Georgia Press, 1991; Until Your Heart Stops,Villard Books, 1993, Ivy Books, 1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for "Low Flying Aircraft"
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

McReynolds, Ronald W.

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Time Between and Other Poems, London: Mitre, 1967; The Blooding and Other Mostly Missouri Poems, Mid-America 1979; Telling of Bees and Other Poems, Mid-America, 1991; The Poet's Poetry, CMS, 1970.
(Several hundred poems and essays have appeared in periodicals, pamphlets, and anthologies over the years.)
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
145 SE 650th Rd.
Warrensburg 64093-7537

Merrill, John C.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Textbooks, Journalism, philosophical
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Handbook of the Foreign Press, LSU Press, 1959; Gringo: The U.S. as Seen by Mexican Jornalists, University of Florida Press, 1963; The Foreign Press (co-authored with C. Bryan & M. Alisky), 1964, 1970; The Elite Press (also Japanese translation), Pitman Publishing Co., 1968; International Communication (co-authored with H.D. Fischer) (also Portuguese translation), Hastings House, 1970; Dimensions of Christian Writing (co-authored with D. Bell), Zondervan, 1970; Media, Messages and Men (co-authored with R. Lowenstein) (also Chinese translation), Longman, 1971, 1979; The Imperative of Freedom (also Spanish translation), Hastings House, 1974, 1990; Ethics and the Press (edited with R. Barney) (also Spanish translation), Hastings House, 1975; International and Intercultural Communication (co-authored with H.D. Fischer), Hastings House, 1976; Existential Jornalism (also Spanish translation), Iowa State University Press, 1977, 1995; The World's Great Dailies (co-authored with Harold Fisher), Hastings House, 1980; Philosophy and Jornalism (co-authored with Jack Odell), Longman, 1983; Global Jornalishm: A Survey of the World's Media, Longman, 1983, 1991, 1995; Basic Issues in Mass Communication (co-authored with E. Dennis), Longman, 1984; The Dialectic in Journalism, LSU Press, 1989, paperback, 1993;Modern Mass Media, (co-authored with J. Lee and J. Friendlander) (also Spanish translation), HarperCollins, 1990, 1994; Macromedia: Mission, Message, and Morality (co-authored with R. Lowenstein), Longman, 1990; Media Debates (co-authored with E. Dennis), Longman, 1991; Legacy of Wisdom: Great Thinkers and Journalism, Iowa State University Press, 1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1006 Canterbury Drive
Columbia 65203-2916

Meyer, Duane G.

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Missouri, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Heritage of Missouri, Springfield, MO: Emden Press, 1993; The Highland Scots of North Carolina 1732-1776, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1326 South Virginia Ave.
Springfield 65807-1760

Miksicek, Barbara

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
In the Line of Duty: St. Louis Police Officers Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, St. Louis Police Dept., 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Miller, E.S.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Selected Poems, Open Places Poets Series, No. 1, 1973; Amaryllis In the Shade,Open Places Poets Series, No. 6, 1987; RIP, fueillets series, Helicon Nine Editions, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Paid travel expenses if outside Columbia
Contact Information:
200 West Blvd S
Columbia 65203-2749

Miller, Kerby A.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, History: Ireland -- Irish immigration to U.S.
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Emigrants and Exiles: Ireland and the Irish Exodus to North America, NY: Oxford University Press, 1985; Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to American(co-authored with Paul Wagner), Washington, D.C.: Elliott and Clark, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Limitations on travel: 1-hour drive
Contact Information:
History Dept, 101 Read Hall University of Missouri
Columbia 65211-7500

Miller, Richard Lawrence

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction/Autobiography/Biography/Contemporary Social Issues/Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Justica Nazi: a lei do Holocausto (Portugese Translation of, Nazi Justice), Norticias Editorial, 1997; Drug Warriors and Their Prey:  From Police Power to Police State,Praeger, 1996; Nazi Justice:  Law of the Holocaust, Praeger, 1995;   The Case for Legalizing Drugs, Praeger, 1991; Heritage of Fear:  Illusion and Reality in the Cold War, Walker, 1988; Truman: The Rise to Power, McGraw-Hill, 1985.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Thorpe Menn Award, Kansas City chapter American Association of University Women, 1987.
Speaking Engagements:Author does not accept.
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 7038
Kansas City, MO. 64113-0038

Mills, LTC Hugh L.

Missouri County: Platte
Genre: Nonfiction/Military
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Low level Hell, a Scout Pilot in the Big Red One, Presidio Press, 1992.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Military Book Club Book of the Month, 1992.
Speaking Engagements:
Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:
Contact Information:
11300 North Robinson Lane
Kansas City, MO  64154
Phone: 816-464-2293 or 816-303-5081

Mills, William

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Travel, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Watch for the Fox, LSU Press, 1974; Stained Glass, LSU Press, 1979; The Meaning of Coyotes, LSU Press, 1984; Bears & Men, Algonquin, 1986; The Arkansas: An American River, University of Arkansas Press, 1988; I Know a Place, Press of the Night Owl, 1976; Those Who Blink, LSU Press, 1986; Properties of Blood,University of Arkansas Press, 1992; They, in a Moment of Time; The Stillness in Moving Thing: The World of Howard Nemerov, Memphis State University Press, 1975; Louisiana Cajuns, LSU Press, 1977; John William Corrington, Southern Man of Letters, UCA Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
3918 N. Creasy Springs Road
Columbia 65202-7023

Mitchell, Wayne and Tamara

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Relationships/Self help, Journalism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Direct Answers, Echo Work Publishers, 2000;  Your Other Half, Echo Work Publishers, 1998.
"Direct Answers from Wayne and Tamara," a relationship advice column appears in newspapers in 10 countries.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (417) 865-4075
E-mail:  mitchell@YourOtherHalf.com
Web site: http://www.yourotherhalf.com

Mix, Amelia Evans

Missouri County: Dekalb
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Scarlet Leaves, Dexter, MO: Candor Press, 1970; Around the Bend, Hamilton, MO: Crown Publishers, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: Local and Vicinity
Contact Information:
RR 3
Cameron 64429-9803

Morgan, Marlo

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Mutant Message Down Under, NY: Harper Collins, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
PO Box 100
Lees Summit 64063

Morgan, Speer

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Frog Gig and Other Stories, Breakthrough Series, University of Missouri Press, 1976; Belle Starr, Atlantic, 1979, London: Secker & Warburg, in translation, Buenos Aires: Sud America, paperback, Pocket Books; Brother Enemy, Atlantic, Little Brown, 1981; The Assemblers, Dutton, 1986, paperback, 1989; The Best of The Missouri Review: Fiction, 1978-1990, co-editor, University of Missouri Press, 1991; For Our Beloved Country: American War Diaries from the Revolution to the Persian Gulf, Atlantic Monthly Press, co-editor, 1994; The Whipping Boy, Houghton Mifflin 1994.
(Editor of The Missouri Review since 1979)
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
The Missouri Review, Hillcrest Hall, UMC
Columbia 65211-6280

Morrow, Lynn

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Connecticut Yankee in the Frontier Ozarks: The Writings of Theodore Pease Russell(co-edited with James F. Keefe), Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1988;The White River Chrnoicles of S. C. Tunbo: Man and Wildlife on the Ozarks Frontier(co-edited with James F. Keefe), Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Missouri, Northern Arkansas and Eastern Kansas
Contact Information:
Missouri State Archives, PO Box 778, 600 West Main
Jefferson City 65102-0778

Mort, John

Missouri County: Platte
Genre: Fiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Tanks: Vietnam Stories, University of Missouri-Kansas City: BKMK Press, 1986;The Walnut King and Other Stories, Kansas City: Woods Colt Press, 1990; Soldiers and Civilians, Americans at War and Home, Bantam, 1986; The Perimeter of Light: Writings About the Vietnam War, New Rivers Press, 1992.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
5695 NW State Route 92
Smithville 64089-8898

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Nevins, Francis

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Law
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Publish and Perish, NY: Putnam, 1975, London: Hale, 1977
Corrupt and Ensnare,NY: Putnam, 1978, London: Hale, 1979
The 120-Hour Clock, NY: Walker, 1986
The Ninety-Million Dollar Mouse, NY: Walker, 1987
Edited:
The Mystery Writers Art, Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1971
Nightwebs: A Collection of Stories by Cornell Woolrich, NY: Harper, 1971, London: Gollanez, 1973
Carnival of Crime by Frederic Brown, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1985
Better Mousetraps by John Lutz, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1988
Mr President-Private Eye, NY: Ballantine, 1988
Little Boxes of Bewilderment by Jack Ritchie, NY: St. Martin's Press, 1989.
Co-edited:
The Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald, NY: Harper, 1982
Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher, Carbondale: Southern Illinois Univesity Press, 1983
Buffet for Unwelcome Guests: The Best Short Stories of Christianna Brand, Carbondale: SIU Press, 1983
More Good Old Stuff by John D. MacDonald, NY: Knopf, 1984
The Best of Ellery Queen, NY: Beaufort, 1985
Hitchcock in Prime Time, NY: Avon, 1985
Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich, Carbondale: SIU Press, 1985
Leopold's Way by Edward D. Hoch, Carbondale, SIU Press, 1985
The Adventures of Henry Turnbuckle: Detective Comedies by Jack Ritchie, Carbondale: SIU Press, 1987
Death on Television: The Best of Henry Slesar's Alfred Hitchcock Stories,Carbondale: SIU Press, 1989
Numerous short stories have been published in anthologies and in magazines including Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award for criticism, 1975 and 1989
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
3700 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108-3412

Nicholson, Dorinda Makanaonalani

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Pearl Harbor Child, Arizona Museum Memorial Association, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
7236 Woodson Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64133-2929

Nicholson, James

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Missouri, Plays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Stardust, Grass Hooper Press, 1981
Love and Peace, Mary Jo, Samuel French, 1989
Unpublished plays available through James Nicholson or New Dramatists and/or the Dramatists Guild
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
8423 Midland Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63114-5913

North, Carol

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Autobiography/Biography, Science/Medicine
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Welcome, Silence: My Triumph Over Schizophrenia, Simon and Schuster, 1987
Multiple Personalities, Multiple Disorders: Psychiatric Classification and Media Influence (with others), Oxford University Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, Portuguese, Finnish, Dutch
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Washington University School of Medicine
2210 Renard Hospital
4940 Children's Pl.
St. Louis, MO 63110-1081

Norton, Patricia J.

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Other: decodable easy readers that contain fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and one story on fishing in Missouri
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Short Vowel Phonics 1: Short a, i,o u, e A Dog, a Cot  Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2007
Short Vowel Phonics 2: Short a, i Max the Cat Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2006
Short Vowel Phonics 2: Shourt o,u,e A Cub's Grub Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2006
Short Vowel Phonics 3: Double Consonants, "ing" Ants in the Grass Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2009
Short Vowel Phonics 4: Consonant Digraphs Thad Has a Job Short Bowel Phonics LLC 2009
Short Vowel Phonics 5: Compound words, kn,-nch, -nk,-tch, and vowel y. Catfish and Bass Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2010
Short Vowel Phonics Short Stories Short Vowel Phonics LLC 2008
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
info@shortvowelphonics.com

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O'Rourke, Patricia Murphy

Missouri County: Callaway
Genre: Travel
Audience: Adult/Young Adult/Children
Published Works:
Daytrip Missouri, (co-authored)
Articles:
Missouri Passages (wrote section on the Mississippi River), Travel and Leisure Magazine, May, 1999
Editorial:
Associate Editor of The Missouri Record, a publication of the Missouri School For The Deaf
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author does not accept at this time

Oetting, Judy

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction/Science/Medicine/Missouri-related
Audience: Children
Published Works:
"M" is for Missouri's Rocks and Minerals
Missouri Rocks and Minerals:  Fun Facts and Games.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None if financed
Contact Information:
223 Short
Levasy, MO. 64066-0018
Phone:  (816) 650-5692
Email:  judyjo@accessus.net

Olson, Arielle North

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Hurry Home, Grandma!, Dutton, 1984, paperback, 1990 foreign editions in Italy, France, Spain and Great Britain
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter, Little Brown, 1987
Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire, Orchard/Franklin Watts, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
2nd Place, Juvenile Division, Friends of American Writers, 1988 for The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
Reading Magic Award, Parenting Magazine 1992 for Noah's Cats and the Devil's Fire -also selected by the NY Public Library for their 1992 list of "Children's Books: One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing"
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: $300/day
Limitations on travel: St. Louis area preferred

Olson, Greg

Genre:  Nonfiction, Visual & Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related, American Indian History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Ioway in Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 2008
Voodoo Priests, Noble Savages and Ozark Gypsies: The Life of Folklorist Mary Alicia Owen, University of Missouri Press, 2012
Awards:
Best Article Award, State Historical Society of Missouri, 2005
Governor's HumanitiesAward for Distinguished Literary Achievement, 2009
Speaking Engagements: Author accpets
Fees: Dependent on the circumstances
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
Phone: (573) 814-9135
Email: olybeans@socket.net

Ostmann, Barbara Gibbs

Missouri County: Franklin
Genre: Textbooks/Journalism/Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Food Editors' Favorites Cookbook (co-edited with Jane Baker), Hammond., 1983
The Best Recipes Cookbook, Pulitzer Publishing Company, 1983
Food Editors' Hometown Favorites (co-edited with Jane Baker) , Hammond., 1984
The Best Places to Eat in America ( chapter on St. Louis Restaraunts), Harper & Row, 1987
Food Editors' Favorite Desserts (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1988
Food Writers' Favorites: Soups, Stews, and Caseroles (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1990
Food Writers' Favorites: Cookies (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1991
Food Writers' Favorites: Salads (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1991
Food Writers' Favorites:Beverages (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1992
All You Really Need to Know:  A Student Survival Guide to MU's College of Agriculture, University of Missouri Press, 1993
Food Writers' Favorites/ Quick and Easy Recipes: Entrees (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1993
Food Writers' Favorites/ Quick and Easy Recipes: Appetizers (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1994
Food Writers' Favorites/ Quick and Easy Recipes: Grilling (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1995
Food Writers' Favorites/ Quick and Easy Recipes: Pasta & Noodles (co-edited with Jane Baker), Dial Publishing, 1996
The Recipe Writer's Handbook (co-edited with Jane Baker), John Wiley & Sons, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Quest Award, National Federation of Press Women- Missouri Affiliate, for "Outstanding Achievement in Communications," 2000
National and State Winner, National Federation of Press Women  for Travel Writing, Food Writing, Feature Writing, and  Newsletters, 1998, 1999, and 2000
Finalist, World Food Media Award for, The Recipe Writer's Handbook, 1999
First Place, Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow National Competition for, All You Really Need to Know: A Student Survival Guide to MU's College of Agriculture, 1994
National Winner, Food Feature Writing, Association of Food Journalists Competition, 1994
Professional Achievement Award, Columbia College National Alumni Association, Columbia, MO. 1988
"Best in The Midwest" First Place Feature Writing Award, Women in Communications, 1987
Finalist, Health and Nutrition Writing, Penney-Missouri Lifestyle Journalism Awards, 1986
Special Leadership Award, Communications Category, The St. Louis YWCA, 1986
Finalist, Tastemaker Awards for, Food Editors' Favorites Cookbooks, 1983
The Best Recipes Cookbook, 1983
Food editors' Hometown Favorites, 1984
National Winner, Golden Carnation Award for Nutrition Writing, 1981
National Winner, Vesta Award for "Excellence in Reporting News About Food," 1978, 1979, 1981, runner-up 1980 and 1982.
Speaking Engagements: Yes
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
540 Highway 50 West
Union, MO. 63084
Phone: (573) 764- 4481
Fax: (573) 764- 2732
Email: ostmann1@fidnet.com

Overby, Osmund

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri, Architectural History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Laclede's Landing, a History and Architectural Guide (with Carolyn Hewes Toft), St. Louis: Landmarks Assocation, 1977; The Saint Louis Old Post Office, a History and Architectural Guide to the Building and Its Neighborhood (with Carolyn Hewes Toft), St. Louis: Landmarks Association, 1979; Illustrated Museum Handbook, A Guide to the Collections in the Museum of Art and Archaeology (editor), Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1982; The Saint Louis Art Museum: An Architectural History,Bulletin of the St. Louis Art Museum, New Series, Vol. XVIII, 3, Fall, 1987; St. Louis Union Station, A Place for People, A Place for Trains (with Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer), St. Louis: The Mercantile Library, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1118 W. Rollins Rd.
Columbia, MO 65203-2221

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Pacosz, Christina

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Greatest Hits, chapbook, Pudding House: Johnstown, OH, 2002
One River, chapbook, Pudding House: Johnstown, Ohio, 2000
This Is Not a Place to Sing, West End Press: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1987
Some Winded, Wild Beast, Red and Black: Detroit MI, 1985
Notes From the Red Zone, Seal Press: Seattle, Washington, 1983
Shimmy Up to This Fine Mud, Poets Warehouse: Portland, Oregon, 1976
Anthologies:
"Shoal Creek at Solstice" Fresh Water: Poems from the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams, editor, Jennifer Bosveld, Pudding House, 2002
Beyond Lament, Poets of the World BearingWitness to the Holocaust, editor, Marguerite M. Striar, Northwestern University Press, 1997
A Year in Poetry, edited by Thomas E. Foster & Elizabeth C. Guthrie, Crown, 1995
Fine China, Twenty Years of Earth's Daughters, Earth's Daughters, 1993
A Gathering of Poets, Kent State University Press, 1992
Women of the Fourteenth Moon, Writings on Menopause, Crossing Press, 1991
Looking for Home: Women Writing About Exile, Milkweed Editions, 1990
editor (with Susan Oliver), Digging for Roots: Works by Women of the North Olympic Peninsula, Empty Bowl Press: Port Townsend, Washington, 1985
Rapunzel, Rapunzel, editor, Katharyn Machan Aal, McBooks Press, 1980
Hyperion's Black Sun, New Moon, editor Judy Hogan, Carolina Wren Press, 1980
Musical Scores:
"The Assumption" music by Annelinde Metzner, June, 1989. Based on 3 poems, This is not a place to sing.
"From Alaska IV" music by Dale Jergenson, 1994. Based on a poem from poetry ALASKA women.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Prairie Poet Award, 2002, "Weston Bend State Park", Jane's Stories Press Foundation, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
Honorable Mention, Gloucester County (Sewell, NJ) College's Poetry Center Contest, 1995
Now & Then Achievement Award, Appalachian Writing Contest, 1994, short story
Second place poetry winner, 1994, Negative Capability, University of Southern Alabama
Honorable Mention, Blue Unicorn, 1993 Poetry Contest
North Carolina Writers' Network, Honorable Mention, 1993, essay
Roberts Writing Awards, poetry finalist, 1990
North Carolina Writers Network, Blumenthal Writers and Readers Series, 1990 finalist
Several Pushcart nominations over course of career
Speaking Engagements: Yes
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Email: pacosz@earthlink.net

Padgett, Tom

Missouri County: Polk
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Barking Backwards, Barnowl Press, 1998
The Weasel, Barnowl Press, 1997
The Magpie, Barnowl Press, 1997
Pets, Barnowl Press, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
523 North Park Place
Bolivar, MO 65613-1576

Palmer, Catherine Leilani Cummins

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Burning Plains, Crown/Pageant, 1988
The Wild Winds, Bantam, 1990
Land of Enchantment, Silhoette/Intimate Moments, 1991
Forbidden, Silhoette/Intimate Moments, 1991
Weeping Grass, Silhouette/Intimate Moments, 1992
Outlaw Heart, Berkley Diamond/Wildflower, 1992
Red Hot, Silhouette/Intimate Moments, 1992
Gunman's Lady, Berkley Diamond/Wildflower, 1993
Renegade Flame,Berkley Diamond/Wildflower, 1993
For the Love of a Child, Silhouette/Intimate Moments, 1994
Secret Loves Anthology (Behind Closed Doors), Berkley, 1994
Falcon Moon, Berkley Diamond, 1994
His Best Friend's Wife, Silhouette/Intimate Moments, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Paid mileage
Contact Information:
116 East Circle Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109-1225

Pankey, Eric

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
For the New Year, Antheneum, 1984
Heartwood, Antheneum, 1988
Apocrypha, Alfred A. Knopf, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages: Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Washington University
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Parke, Catherine N.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Studies in Literary Themes and Genres Series (Biography volume), G.K. Hall and Macmillan
Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking, Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1991
In the Shadow of Parnassus: Zoe Akins's Essays on American Poetry (editor), Susquehanna University Press, 1994
The Plays of Edward Thompson, New York and London: Garland, 1980
Other People's Lives: Poems, Kansas City, MO: BkMk Press, 1994
Also numerous essays, poems, book reviews, papers, and translations have been published
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
413 Thilly Ave.
Columbia, MO 65203-3458

Patrick, Michael

Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
We Are a Part of History: The Story of the Orphan Trains, Lightning Tree Press, 1991, Donning Publications, 1994
Orphan Trains to Missouri, U of Mo Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends
Contact Information:
351 Fig Ave.
Fairhope, AL 36532-1416

Patterson, Mildred Lucas

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Wearing Purple, Random House, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
6925 Julian
St. Louis, MO 63130-1905

Paulsen, Michelle

Missouri County: Dent
Genre: Poetry, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Labor & Delivery, Hope & Allen, 2003
Labor & Delivery, Hope & Allen, 2003
What Wells Up, Mellen Poetry Press, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Pushcart Prize nomination, 2002
First Place awards for Poetry and Drama,  Illinois State Arts Council
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
HC83 Box 64
Salem, MO 65560
Email: paulsen@umr.edu

Pawley, Thomas D.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Visual/Performing Arts, Plays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Black Teacher and the Dramatic Arts (Co-editor with William Reardon), Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1970
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
1014 Lafayette St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101-3505

Peden, Margaret Sayers

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Novels, Poetry, Theater, Essays, Belle Lettres, from Spanish to English
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Emilio Carballido, Boston: G.K. Hall, 1980
The Latin American Short Story, A Critical History, ed. Twayne's Critical History of the Short Story Series, Boston: G.K. Hall, 1983
Out of the Volcano: Portraits of Contemporary Artists (with photographer, Carole Patterson), Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1991, Mexican Writers on Writing, ed., San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2007.
Translations:
The Norther by Emilio Carballido, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1968
The Golden Thread and Other Plays by Emilio Carballido, Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1970
Paper Flowers by Egon Wolff, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1971
The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories by Horacio Quiroga, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1976, paperback, 1984
The Siren and the Seashell (with Lysander Kemp) essays by Octavio Paz, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1976
Terra Nostra by Carlos Fuentes, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976, paperback, 1984
Nina Huanca by Faustino Gonzalez Aller, NY: Viking, 1977
The Hydra Head by Carlos Fuentes, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980, paperback, 1986
Burnt Water short stories by Carlos Fuentes, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980, paperback 1986
Woman of Genius, the Intellectual Autobiography of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Salisbury, CT: Lime Rock Press, 1982 (art book and paperback), third ed 1987, included in The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, fifth continental ed, 1987
Distant Relations by Carlos Fuentes, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982, paperback, 1984
Passions and Impressions by Pablo Neruda, NY: Farrar & Giroux, 1983, paperback 1984
The Old Gringo by Carlos Fuentes, NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1985, paperback 1984
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Poems, Binghamton, NY: Bilingual Press, 1985
Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende, NY: Knopf, 1987
Ariel, philosophical essay by Jose Enrique Rodo (prologue by James W. Symington, intor by Carlos Fuentes), Austin: University of Texas Press, 1988
The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato, NY: Ballantine Books, 1988
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz or The Traps of Faith by Octavio Paz, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988
Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, NY: Knopf, 1988; Dogs of Paradise by Abel Posse, NY: Atheneum, 1990
Elemental Odes by Pablo Neruda, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1990
The Stories of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende, NY: Atheneum, 1991
The Infinite Plan by Isabel Allende, NY: Harper Collins, 1993
Martin Chambi, Peruvian photographer (foreward by Mario Vargas Llosa), Washinton, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993
An Ark for the Nex Millenium by Jose Emilio Pacheco with drawings by Francisco Toledo, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993
Pedro Paramo by Juan Rulfo, Grove-Atlantic, 1994
Song of the Heart by Ramon Lopez Velarde with drawings by Juan Soriano, Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1994
Paulaby Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 1995
Senora Honeycomb, by Fanny Buitrago, HarperCollins, 1996
The Law of Love, by Laura Esquivel, Doubleday, 1996
Poems, Protest, and a Dream, by Sor Juana, with Woman of Genius and Selected Poems, Viking Penguin, 1996
Lovesick, by Angeles Mastretta, Riverhead, 1997
Rip Out His Heart, by Angeles Mastretta, Riverhead, 1997
Cristina!, by Cristina Saralegui, Warner Books, 1998
Aphrodite, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 1998
Daughter of Fourtune, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 1999
Antigua, and My Life Before, by Marcela Serrano's, Doubleday, 1999
Daughter of Fourtune, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 2000
Portrait in Sepia, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 2001
The Nautical Chart, by Arturo Perez Reverte, Harcourt, 2001
Inez, by Carlos Feuntes, Farrar, Straus & Girous, 2002
City of the Beasts, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 2002
Casting Off,/Soltando Amarras, Claribel Alegria, Curbstone, 2003
My Invented Country, by Isabel Allende, Harper Collins, 2003
Story of a Gull, by Luis Sepulveda, Scholastic, 2003
Sepharad, by Antonio Munoz Molina, Harcourt, 2003
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, novel for young adults by Isabel Allende, 2004
Valley of the Pygmies, novel for young adults by Isabel Allende, 2005
Zorro, a novel by Isabel Allende, 2005
Captain Alatriste, a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Penguin, 2005
Purity of Blood, a novel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Putnam, 2006
Libro de horas/ My Book of Hours, paintings and poems by Alfredo Castañeda, Libros de la Espiral, 2006
Valley of the Wolves, children’s book by Laura Garcia Gallego, New York Scholastic, 2006
Ines of My Soul, novel by Isabel Allende, New York, Harper Collins, 2007
Sun Over Breda, novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, New York, Penguin-Putnam, 2007
Painter of Battles, novel by Arturo Perez-Reverte, new York, Penguin-Putnam, 2007
The Sum of Our Days, memoir by Isabel Allende, New York, Harper Collins, 2008
Spain, Take This Chalice from Me, selected poems of Cesar Vallejo, Penguin Classics, 2008
Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand, a novel by Gioconda Belli, New York: Rayo/Harper Collins, 2009
Celestina, a novel by Fernando Rojas, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009
Island Beneath the Sea, a novel by Isabel Allende, New York: Harper Collins, 2010
In Press:
Selected Poems by Claribel Alegria, Curbstone/Northwestern University Press
In Progress:
Novelas ejemplares of Cervantes for Yale University Press
Awards:
The Byler Distinguished Professor Award, 1976
Fellowship of the American Association of University Women, 1978-79
Catherine Paine Middlebush Chair of Romance Languages, 1979; National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, 1981
Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Missouri Alumni Association, 1981
Alumnae Award of Distinction,William Woods College, 1982
Purple ChalkAward, College of Arts & Science, 1983
Resident Scholar, Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy February, 1983
The University of Missouri Presidential Award for Research, 1985
National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship 1985-86 matching funds
The Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation, Center for Inter American Relations Elected Corresponding Member, The Hispanic Society of America 1986
Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Art & Science, 1987
Exemplary service in Advancing the Status of Women, UMC Office of Equal Opportunity, April 23, 1987
National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship, 1988
Grant support from the Friends of Mexican Culture,1989-90
Sesquicentennial Professor, UMC, 1990
Gregory Kolovakos Award from P.E.N., May 1992 (co recipient)
Honorary Life Membership, the American Literary Translators Association, November, 1994
Homenaie offered by FIL (Feria Internacional del Libro), ALTA, and La Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico, December 1998
Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Hispanic Society of America December 11, 2001
The P.E.N. Book-of-the-Month Club award for a translation published in 2003, May 2004
Homenaie offered by the American Literary Translators Association to Gregory Rabassa, Willis Barnstone, and Margaret Sayers Peden, November, 2007
Distinguished Graduate, Jefferson City High School, Distinguished Achievement Award, Missouri Center for the Book, Columbia, Missouri, 2009
Lewis Galantiere Award for book length literary translation into English, Denver 28, 2010
Tribute and Reception at the Mexico Consulate in Kansas City, annual meeting of ALTA, 2011
The P.E.N. Ralph Manheim medal for translation, October, 2012
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes and also write in other languages.
Contact Information:
603 Rollins Court
Columbia, MO 65203

Peek, Dan William

Missouri County: Boone

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
Live! At the Ozark Opry, History Press, 2011
To the Point: The Story of Darts in America, Pebble Publishing, 2001

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.

Fee for speaking: Variable

Limitations on travel: Depends on Circumstances

Contact Information:
4802 N. Roemer Road
Columbia, MO. 65202
Phone: (573) 449-7657
Email: dpeek@socket.net

Pelegrimas, Marthayn

Marthayn Pelegrimas (Christine Matthews- Mystery Pseudonym)
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Murder is the Deal of the Day, St. Martin's Press, 1999
Writing the Private Eye Novel, Writer's Digest, 1997
Short Stories:
"Closed Due to Curiosity," UFO Files, DAW, 1998
"Quick," Hot Blood #9, Pocket Books, 1997
"Death of a Glamour Cat," UFO Files, DAW, 1998
"I'm a Dirty Girl," American Pulp, Carroll & Graff, 1997
"Dear Lotty," Hear the Fear, Durkin Hayes, 1997
"To Make a Rabbit Sing," For Crime Out Loud II, Durkin Hayes, 1997
"Belated Revenge," Vengeance is Hers, Signet, 1997
"I'm Not That Kind of Girl," Love Kills, Carroll & Graff, 1997
"The Dirt Eaters,"Homicide Host Presents, Write Way, 1996
"Moving Statues of Balinspittle," For Crime Out Loud, Durkin Hayes, 1996
"Promises Made and Broken," Lethal Ladies, Durkin Hayes, 1996
"Gentle Insanities," Deadly Allies II, Bantam, 1995
"Backyard Burial," Heart Attack (magazine), Sept, 1993
"Resurrection Man,"Best of the Midwest, 1993
"Niiice," Radio Void (magazine), 1992
Audio:
"The Kinderfield," Audio Oddities, 1991
Plays:
"Good Golly it's Holly," The Circle Theater , Omaha Nebraska, 1990; Lawrence Kansas, 1996
Edited:
Lethal Ladies II, Signet, 1998 (w/Robert Randisi)
Hear the Fear, Durkin Hayes, 1997 (w/Robert Randisi)
Nonfiction
Humorous articles for Penthouse and several in-house publications.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Golden Poets Award, 1987
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
4342 Forest DeVille Dr., Apt. H
St. Louis, MO. 63129
Email: RRandisi@aol.com

Perry, Bonnie Jeanne

Missouri County: St. Louis

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri, Photography

Published Works:
Gift's of the Heart, Penniscle Books, 1994
Bare Essentials, Pinnacle Books, 1994
Twice In a Lifetime, Pinnacle, 1995, 1996
Naked Truth, Pinnacle, 1997

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: No

Contact Information:
5878 Nottingham Ave., #1-C
St. Louis 63109-2745

Pettus, Sharon Wright

Missouri County: St. Louis

Genre: Nonfiction, Artists' books (limited edition, handmade)

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
San Xavier del Bac, an Artist's Portfolio, Treasure Chest Books, 1996

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Variable

Contact Information:
6 Daniel Rd.
St. Louis 63124-1410

Contact Publisher:
Treasure Chest Books
1802 W. Grant Rd.
Ste. 101
Tucson, AZ 85745

Pfister, Fred R.

Missouri County: Taney

Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
The Littlest Baby: A Handbook for Parents of Premature Children (with Bernard Griesemer, M.D.), Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1983
Numerous articles, poems, and reviews have been published in newspapers, magazines, and journals including Springfield News-Leader, Kansas City Star, Sheba Review, Ozarks Review, School and Community, and Resources in Education.

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Variable

Contact Information:
815 Lee Ave.
Branson 65616-2612

Phillips, Carl

Missouri County: St. Louis

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
Coin of The Realm: Essays on the Life and Art of Poetry, Graywolf Press, 2004
The Rest of Love, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2004
Rock Harbor, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2002
The Tether, Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2001
Pastoral, Graywolf Press, 2000
From The Devotions, Graywolf Press, 1998
Cortege, Graywolf Press, 1995
In The Blood, Northeastern University Press, 1992

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Awards:
Two-time National Book Award finalist (2004 & 1998)
Lambda Literary Award, 2000
Guggenheim Fellowship
Witter Bynner Fellowship, Library of Congress, 1997
Academy of American Poets Prize, 1993
Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, 1992
Massachusetts Artists Fellowship, 1990

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Yes

Limitations on travel: None

Contact Information:
Dept. of English, Box 1122
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Pinkerton, James R.

Missouri County: Boone

Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
Urban Sociology, Columbia: Center for Independent Studies, University of Missouri, 1990
The Human Community (with Edward W. Hassinger), NY: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986
Social Analysis of User and Local Attitudes Toward Wilderness Management (with Dana E. Gallup and Cathy A Hughes), Columbia: Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri, 1985
Social Assessment for Mark Twain National Forest, Columbia: Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri, 1981
Socioeconomic Determinants of Urban Poverty Area Workers' Labor Force Participation and Income, Columbia: Department of Rural Sociology, University of Missouri, 1978
Outdoor Recreation and Leisure: A Reference Guide and Selected Bibliography, Columbia: School of Business and Public Administration Research Center, University of Missouri, 1969

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Contact Information:
1014 Westport Dr.
Columbia 65203-0744

Piston, William Garrett

Missouri County: Greene

Genre: Nonfiction, History

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
Wilson's Creek: The Second Battle of the Civil War and the Men Whon Fought It,University of North Carolina Press, 2000
Kansas at Wilson's Creek: Soldiers Letters from the Campaign for Southwest Missouri, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, 1993 (co-edited with Richard W. Hatcher)
Lee's Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and His Place in Southern History, University of Georgia Press, 1987

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Yes

Limitations on travel: None

Contact Information:
Phone: (471) 836-5511
E-mail: WilliamPiston@MissouriState.edu

Pledge, Deanna

Missouri County: Boone

Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self-help

Audience: Young Adult/Adult

Published Works:
When Something Feels Wrong, Free Spirit Press, 2002

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: uthor accepts

Fee for speaking: Varies

Limitations on travel: No

Contact Information:
Phone: (573) 446-5034
E-mail: READERMAIL@DEANNAPLEDGE.com

Pollack, Joe

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Travel, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1972-1995
The Great St. Louis Eats Book, with Ann Lemons Pollack, 2005
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
7417 Oxford Drive
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 862-3321
Email: jpalfood@aol.com

Pollard, Stephen

Missouri County: Adair
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Philosophy/Mathematics
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Philosophical Introduction to Set Theory, University of Notre Dame Press, 1990
Translated (with Thomas Bole): The Continuum by Hermann Weyl, Thomas Jefferson University Press, 1987; Dover Publications, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
516 E. Harrison St.
Kirksville, MO 63501-3142

Potter, Jacqueline

Pen Name: Jane Ireland (for Berkley/Jove novels only)
Missouri County: Jasper
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Romance, Western, Health/Self help, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
By Surf and by Stream, Illustrated Poems, Stories and Reflections, Pen and Ink Illustrations by Elliott Potter, Living Water Press, 2007
Poem, Legendary Ozark Rivers in Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. III Anthology, AWOC.com Press, 2007
Personal essay, Migration Patterns in Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. II Anthology, AWOC.com Press, 2006.Silver Enchantment, Berkeley-Jove, 1984
Love Notes, Berkley-Jove, 1985
Show Me Missouri Women, Vol. 2, MO Chapter, Am. Assoc. of University Women, Thomas Jefferson Univ. Press 1993
The Marble of the Month, Carthage Marble Corporation, 1970
Opinion, Historical and Travel Pieces, Personal Essays, Poems, Meditations, Reflections, in various periodicals, 1970-1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes. Five.
Awards:
Selection for publication in Echoes of the Ozarks, Vol. II and III, Ozarks Writers League, 2006 and 2007. Joplin Globe Award for Historical Story, Ozark Creative Writers, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Producers Council Award (National), 1996.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Please contact author who enjoys speaking to general audiences, writers, aspiring writers and other creative artists, with voice amplification in the right circumstances. Date, time and location matter.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Some
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 567
Carthage, MO 64836-0567
Phone: (417) 850-0637

Powell, Wilson M.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Two Walk the Golden Road, Mayhaven Publishing, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  No
Contact Information:
902 Imperial PT.
Ballwinn, MO 63021
Phone:  (636) 225- 4770
Email:  woodyP11@swbell.net

Pratt, Kristin Joy

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
A Fly in the Sky, Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 1992
A Swim Through the Sea, Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 1994
A Walk in the Rainforest, Nevada City, CA: Dawn Publications, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Outstanding Science Trade Book, Children's Book Council, 1995
Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award, 1995
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact Agent:

Kathy Pratt
901 Parkview Valley Drive
Manchester, MO 63011

Priddy, Bob

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction/Visual & Performing Arts/Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Across Our Wide Missouri, Jan.-June (vol. 1), 1982
Across Our Wide Missouri, July-Dec. (vol. 2), 1984
Across Our Wide Missouri, (vol. 3), 1992
Only the Rivers Are Peaceful: The Missouri Mural of Thomas Hart Benton, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Missouri Library Association Literary Award for Outstanding Work by a Missouri Author, 1985
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
1744 Engelwood Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 893-2829
Email: bpriddy@learfield.com

Priesmeyer, Scottie

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Quick Guide to Writing a Book, 2004
The Cheaters: the Walter Scott Murder, Tula Publishing, 1996
Silent Justice, Tula Publishing, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
First Place - Richard E. Spahmer Award for Short Fiction, 1974
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Paid expenses
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 195
St. Peters, MO 63376
Email:  spriesme@mail.win.org
Publisher Contact Information:
Tula Publishing
P.O. Box 1544
St. Peters, MO 63376

Prufer, Kevin

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Strange Wood, Louisiana State University Press, 1998
New Young American Poets, Southern Illinois University Press, 2000 (Editor)
Magazine/Journal Publications:
TriQuarterly, Shenandoah, Boulevard, Western Humanities Review, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
1998 Winner of  The Winthrop Poetry Series  for, Strange Wood
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Department of English and Creative Writing
Central Missouri State University
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: (660) 543-8106
Email: kpd8106@cmsu2.cmsu.edu

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Quick, Tom

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks, Missouri, Criticsm, Literary history
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Mark Twain: A Study of the Short Fiction, NY: Twayne Publishers, Division of MacMillan and Company, 1996
Coming to Grips with Huckleberry Finn: Essays on a Book, a Boy, and a Man, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1993
Bergson in American Culture: The Worlds of Willa Cather and Wallace Stevens, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990
Melville's Confidence Man: From Knave to Knight, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1982
Edited:
The Path of the Creator: The Composition of Notable American Writings(with James Barbour), Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1996
Selected Tales, Essays, Speeches, and Sketches of Mark Twain (selections and introduction), NY: Viking/Penquin, 1994
Realism and the Canon: A Collection of Essays (with Gary Scharnhorst), Newark: Univesity of Delaware Press, 1994
Moby-Dick (explanatory notes and commentary, introduction by Andrew Delbanco), NY: Viking/Penquin, 1992
Writing the American Classics (with James Barbour), Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990
Essays on the Puritans by Leon Howard (with James Barbour, historical introduction by Leo Lemay) Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 1986
Romanticism: Critical Essays in American Literature (with James Barbour), NY: Garland Publishing Co., Inc., 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes

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Radmacher, Sally A.

Missouri County: Platte
Genre: Textbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Health Psychology: Challenging the Biomedical Model (with C.L. Sheridan), NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Rahaman, Vashanti

Missouri County: Phelps
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Oh Christmas Tree, Boyds Mill Press, 1996; Read For Me, Mama, Boyds Mill Press, 1997; A Little Salmon for Witness, Lodestar Books, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, 1997, for O Christmas Tree; Society of School Librarians International, 1997 Honor Book for Read For Me, Mama; Highlights for Children's July 1997 Author of the Month for article entitled "Mountain Chicken"
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Usually
Contact Information:
804 Cedar Hill Ct.
Rolla 65401-3803
Contact Publisher: Boyds Mill Press, 815 Church St., Honesdale, PA 18431

Rains, Rob

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Mark McGwire Home Run Hero, St. Martin's, 1998; Mac Attack, Sports Publishing Inc., 1998; Slugger, Sports Publishing Inc., 1998; The St. Louis Cardinals' 100th Anniversary, St. Martin's Press, 1992; Playing On His Team (co-authored w/ Sally Tippet Rains)
AUTOBIOGRAPHIES (co-author): Jack Buck, Red Schoendienst, and Ozzie Smith.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Named Outstanding Young Author in America, 1993
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
739 Samoa Dr.
St. Louis, MO. 63126
E-mail: rainses@aol.com

Raleigh, Debbie

Missouri County: Lewis
Genre: Historical Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Lord Carlton's Courtship, Zebra, 2000; Spring Kitten Anthology, Zebra, 2000; Lord Mumford's Minx, Zebra, 2000; A Bride for Lord Challmond, Zebra, 2001; Valentine Rogues Anthology, Zebra, 2001; Christmass Kittens Anthology, Zebra, 2001;  A Bride for Lord Wickton, Zebra, TBA; A Bride for Lord Brasleigh, Zebra, TBA.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No further than 150 miles.
Contact Information:
Rt. 2 Box 182AA
Ewing, MO. 63440
Phone: (573) 494-3440
E-mail:  djral@marktwain.net

Randisi, Robert J.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Western, Other
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
FICTION:  The Disappearance of Penny, Charter Books, 1980; Eye in the Ring,Avon Books, 1982; The Steinway Collection, Avon Books, 1983; Full Contact, St. Martin's Press, 1984; The Ham Reporter, Doubleday, 1986; No Exit From Brooklyn,St. Martin's Press, 1987; Separate Cases, Walker & Co., 1990; The Dead of Brooklyn, St. Martin's Press, 1991; Hard Look, Walker & Co., 1993; Stand Up,Walker & Co., 1994; Alone With the Dead, St. Martin's Press, 1995; In the Shadow of the Arch, St. Martin's Press, 1998; Murder is the Deal of the Day(w/Christine Mathews), St. Martin's Press, 1999; Fire Under the Arch, St. Martins Press, 2000
ANTHOLOGIES:  The Eyes Have It,Mysterious Press, 1984; Mean Streets,Mysterious Press, 1986; Justice For Hire, Mysterious Press, 1988; An Eye For Justice, Mysterious Press, 1988; Deadly Allies, Bantam. Doubleday, 1992;  Deadly Allies II, Bantam, 1994;  Lethal Ladies, Berkley, 1994;  The Eyes Still Have It, Signet, 1996; First Cases, Signet, 1996; First Cases II, Signet, 1997; Lethal Ladies II, Signet, 1998; First Cases III, Signet, 2000
AUDIO ANTHOLOGIES:  For Crime Out Loud, Durkin Hayes, 1995; How the West Was Read, Durkin Hayes, 1996; Hear the Fear, Durkin Hayes, 1997; How the West Was Read II, Durkin Hayes, 1997; For Crime Out loud II, Durkin Hayes, 1998
NONFICTION:  Writing The Private Eye Novel, Writer's Digest, 1997
WESTERN NOVELS:  Targett, M. Evans, 1990;  Legend, Leisure, 2000;  The Ghost With Blue Eyes, Leisure, 2000
WESTERN NOVELS (written as, "Robert Lake"):  Mountain Man's Vengeance; Blood Trail To Kansas;  Backshooter;   Texas Iron, Zebra Books
SERIES OF WESTERN NOVELS (Each  Created and Written Under a Different Pseudonym):  The Gunsmith Series, Berkley, 1982- Present;  Tracker Series, Avon, 1984- 85;  Angel Eyes Series, Paperjacks, 1986- 88;   Bounty Hunter Series, Paperjacks, 1986- 88;  Mountain Jack Pike, Zebra, late 80's
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
4342 Forest DeVille Dr.
St.Louis, MO 63129
Phone: (314) 892-2623
E-mail: rrandisi@aol.com

Rankovic, Catherine

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Journalism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Essay in Iowa Review, Delmar, Riverfront Times. Poetry in One Meadway, Thirteenth Moon River Styx, Piedmont Literary Review, Sojourner, and many other literary journals.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, Russian
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends
Contact Information:
(314) 935-4807

Ransom, Jeanie Franz

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Health/Self-Help
Audience: Children
Published Works: "I Don't Want to Talk About It," A Story About Divorce for Young Children, Magination Press, 2000; Grandma U, Peachtree Publishers, 2002; Don't Squall Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales, Magination Press, 2005; What Parents Do When You're Not Home, Peachtree Publishers, 2007; Don'tWhat Really Happened to Humpty?, Charlesbridge Publishing, 2007.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Best Children's Resource from Today's Librarian for I Don't Want to Talk About It, 2000; Storytelling World award for Grandma U, 2004.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
22 Winding Stair Way
O'Fallon, MO. 63368
Phone: (636) 978-4080
E-mail: jeanieransome@pobox.com
Web site: www.jeanieransom.com

Rawlings, Keith

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Gone But Not Forgotten, Messenger Printing, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
1269 Avery Ct.
Kirkwood, MO. 63122
Phone: (314) 821-4042
Fax: (314) 821-2485
E-mail: keith4yia@hotmail.com

Ray, Judy

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Pebble Rings, NY, Greenfield Review Press, 1980; The Jaipw Sketchbook: Impressions of India, Chariton Review Press, 1991; Pigeons in the Chandeliers,Timberline Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
5517 Crestwood Drive
Kansas City 64110-2747

Reding, Ginny

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks
Audience:Adult
Published Works:
Books: Professionalism in Teaching: The Keys to Success, Merrill/Prentice Hall, (in press); Keeping the Light in Your Eyes, Holcomb Hathaway, 1999
Journal/Magazine Articles:  Five Principals for Keeping the Light in Your Eyes as You Teach, The Mailbox Teacher, (in press); Success is her Business, School & Community, 1997;  McLaughen Family Profile, Springfield Magazine, 1996; Marla Calico Profile, Springfield Magazine, 1996; Mike Stroud Profile, Springfield Magazine, 1994; Family Trotlining, Missouri Game and Fish, 1994; Cathy Carleton Profile, Springfield Magazine, 1993;  Just One More Question, Living With Preschoolers, 1992; Beyond the Gradebook, School & Community, 1993;  A teacher's Three R's, School & Community, 1990; 
Have any works been translated into other languages?No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
2879 N Stonecrest Lane
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 865- 6736
E-mail: KGRJreding@aol.com

Reed, Terry K.

Missouri County: Jasper
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary social issues, Missouri-related, Newspaper articles/Political commentary
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Compromised: Clinton, Bush & the CIA, Shapolsky Publishing/ICD Hearst, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: #1 most requested book of National Assoc. of the Blind to be converted to audio, 1997; Reviewed by Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, London Sunday Telegraph, La Reforma (Mexico City), The Economist, Washington Times, Washington Post, NY Post; Nathan Hale Award, 1994; Best Seller - Los Angeles Times - 7 weeks on Top 5 list, 1994; Best Seller - New York Times Top 20, 1994.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 12555
Kansas City, MO 64116
Phone: rekotreed@earthlink.net

Reed, Vernon

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self help, Contemporary social issues, Business/Economics
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Presiding and Leading: How to Be A President, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
7920 Scott Avenue, Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: (816) 781-5300
E-mail: reedarc@solve.net

Reeg, Cynthia

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Children
Published Works:
 Doggie Day Camp, Guardian Angel Publishing, 2008
 Gifts from God, Guardian Angel Publishing, 2007
 The Girls, Blooming Tree Press, 2008 (August 15) Short story collection of five authors
 Kitty Kerplunking, Guardian Angel Publishing, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
Cynthia Reeg
2 Old Belle Monte Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: (636) 728-1604
E-mail: cindy_reeg@sbcglobal.net
Web site: www.cynthiareeg.com

Renard, John

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Islamic Stories
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Windows on the House of Islam: Muslim Sources of Spirituality and Religious Life,University of California Press, 1988; Seven Doors to Islam: Spirituality and the Religious Life of Muslims, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996; All the King's Falcons: Rumi on Prophets and Revelation, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1994; Islam and the Heroic Image: Themes in Literature and the Visual Arts, Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1993; Letters on the Sufi Path by Ibn 'Abbad of Ronda, translation from Arabic, with Introduction and Notes, a Volume in the Classics of Western Spirituality series (peer-reviewed), New York: Paulist Press, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages?  No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes, Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
221 N. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63103-2006
Phone: (314) 977-2878

Revard, Carter

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Ponca War Dancers, Norman, OK: Point Riders Press, 1980; Cowboys and Indians,Christmas Shopping, Norman, OK: Point Riders Press, 1992; An Eagle Nation,University of Arizona Press, 1993
Works Contributed to Anthologies: Voices of the Rainbow, Viking, 1975; Voices from Wahkontah, International Publishers, 1985; American Indian Literature,Univesity of Oklahoma, 1980; New Worlds of Literature, Norton, 1993; The Riverside Anthology, Houghton Mifflin, 1988; Returning the Gift, University of Arizona Press, 1994; Durable Breath, Salmon Run Press, 1994; I Tell You Now,University of Nebraska, 1987; Survival This Way, University of Arizona, 1987;Earth Power Coming, Navajo Community College Press, 1984; Columbus and Beyond, Views from Native Americans, SW Parks & Monuments Association, 1992;Singing of Earth, The Nature Company, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, French and Italian
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
6638 Pershing Ave.
 St. Louis 63130-4642

Rhodenbaugh, Suzanne

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Contemporary Social Issues, Book Reviews
Audience: Adult
Published Works: A Gold Rain at Lonely Farm, Heatherstone Press, 1990;Gardening Where the Land Remembers War, Two Herons Press, 1992; The Shine on Loss, Painted Bride Quarterly Chapbook Series, 1998; Greatest Hits 1970-2000, Pudding House Publications, 2001; Lick of Sense, Helicon Nine Editions, 2001, The Whole Shebang, WordTech Communications, 2010.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 2nd Place, Stanley Hanks Prize for Missouri Poets; Farrar Scholar in Poetry, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, 1988; New Writers' Series, PEN America Center, 1989; Painted Bride Quarterly Chapbook Competition, 1997; Writer's Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 1993; Marianne Moore Poetry Prize, 2000.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on honorarium, time of day, etc.
Contact Information:
E-mail: srhodenb@sbcglobal.net

Rice, Patricia

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Small Town Girl, Ballantine Ivy Books, 2006; Much Ado About Magic, Signet Eclipse, 2005; “Feed Your Head” in Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred, Triskelion Publishing, 2005; “Home is Where the Heart Is” in The Journey Home, Ima Jinn Books, 2005; California Girl, Signet, 2004; This Magic Moment, Signet, 2004; Carolina Girl, Signet, 2004; The Trouble with Magic, Signet, 2003; Mad Maria’s Daughter, double regency reissue, 2003; McCloud’s Woman,Ivy Books, 2003; Must Be Magic, Signet, 2002; Almost Perfect, Ivy Books, 2002;All a Woman Wants, Signet, 2001; Nobody’s Angel, Ivy Books, 2001; Merely Magic,Signet, 2000; Impossible Dreams, Ivy Books, 2000; “Friends Are Forever” (novella in A Country Christmas) Onyx, 1999; Volcano, Fawcett Gold Medal, 1999; “Fathers and Daughters” (novella in Captured Hearts), Topaz, 1999; Blue Clouds,Fawcett Gold Medal, 1998; Garden of Dreams, Fawcett Gold Medal Ballantine, 1998; The Marquess, Topaz, 1997; Wayward Angel, Topaz, 1997; Denim and Lace,Topaz, 1996; Paper Moon, Topaz, 1996; Paper Tiger, Topaz, 1995; “A Golden Crocus” (novella in Blossoms), Signet, 1995; Paper Roses, Topaz, 1995; “Keeping the Fire Hot” (novella in Secrets of the Heart) Topaz, 1994; The Genuine Article,Signet Regency, 1994; Texas Lily, Topaz, 1994; “Friends Are Forever” (novella inA Country Christmas), Signet, 1993; “Midnight Lovers” (novella in Moonlight Lovers), Signet, 1993; Moonlight and Memories, Topaz, 1993; Shelter from the Storm, Onyx, 1993; “Christmas Angel” (novella in A Victorian Christmas), Signet, 1992; Devil’s Lady, Onyx, 1992; “Deceiving Appearances” (novella in Full Moon Magic), Signet, 1992; Artful Deceptions, Signet Regency, 1992; Mad Maria’s Daughter, Signet Regency, 1992; Touched By Magic, Onyx, 1992; Rebel Dreams,Onyx, 1991; “Fathers and Daughters” (novella in A Regency Valentine), Signet, 1991; Moon Dreams, Onyx, 1991; Love Forever After, Onyx, 1990; Cheyenne’s Lady, Onyx, 1989; “The Kissing Bough” (novella in A Regency Christmas), Signet, 1989; Lord Rogue, Onyx, 1989; Silver Enchantress, Onyx, 1988; Indigo Moon, Signet, 1988; Love Betrayed, Onyx, 1987; Lady Sorceress, Signet, 1985; Moonlight Mistress, Zebra, 1985; Love's First Surrender, Zebra, 1984.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Romance Writers of America, RITA Award: Finalist, Best Single Title Contemporary, Garden of Dreams, 1998; Finalist, Best Long Historical, Denim and Lace, 1996; Finalist, Best Regency, The Genuine Article, 1994.
Georgia Romance Writers, Maggie Award: Finalist, Merely Magic, 2001; Finalist,Blue Clouds, 1998.
Bookrak Award: Bestselling Paperback, Super Release Romance, Texas Lily, 1994
Romantic Times: Nominee, Career Achievement, Historical Romance, 2002; Nominee, Career Achievement, Mainstream Contemporary Romance, 2002; Nominee, Career Achievement, Mainstream Contemporary Romance, 2001; Winner, Career Achievement Award, Best British-Set Historical Romance, 2000; Nominee, Career Achievement Award, Mainstream Contemporary Romance, 2000; Nominee, Career Achievement, Mainstream Contemporary Romance, 1999; Nominee, Career Achievement Award, Historical Storyteller, 1997; Nominee, Career Achievement Award, Historical Romance, 1996; Winner, Career Achievement Award, Historical Storyteller of the Year, 1993; Nominee, Best British Isles Historical, Devil's Lady, 1992; Nominee, Best Historical Fantasy, Moon Dreams, 1991; Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award, Historical Fantasy, 1990.
Romantic Times, Reviewers Choice Awards: Nominee, Best Historical Paranormal Fantasy, Must Be Magic, 2002; Nominee, Best Innovative Historical Romance,Merely Magic, 2000; Nominee, Best Contemporary Romance, Volcano, 1999; Nominee, Mainstream Contemporary Romance, Blue Clouds, 1998; Nominee, Historical Romance of the Year, Wayward Angel, 1997; Nominee, Western Historical, Denim and Lace, 1996; Nominee, Historical Love & Laughter, Paper Tiger, 1995; Nominee, Best Regency, The Genuine Article, 1994; Nominee, Western Historical, Texas Lily, 1994; Winner, Best Regency Comedy, Mad Maria's Daughter, 1992; Nominee, Lord Rogue, 1989; Winner, Indigo Moon, 1988.
Romance Reviews Today: Winner, Best Book of the Year, Contemporary Romance, Almost Perfect, 2002; Winner, Best Book of the Year, Almost Perfect, 2002.
Affaire de Coeur: Nominee, Best Regency: The Genuine Article, 1994; Nominee, Favorite Top Ten Authors, 1994; Nominee, Best Historical Author, Lord Rogue, 1990
The Road to Romance – Reviewer Award; The Trouble with Magic, 2003
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Some
Contact Information:
E-mail: price100@aol.com
Web site: www.patriciarice.com

Richardson, Cynthia

Missouri County: Ripley
Genre: Biography/Sports Non-Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Gene Bess: College Basketball's Winningest Coach, Acclaim Press, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on cicrumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Information:
Acclaim Press
P.O. Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

Ridenour, Eva

Missouri County: Howard
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism, Mystery, Romance, Western, Travel, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Master of the Night, B&E Publishing, 2002; J.D.'s Rustler, B&E Publishing, 2001;Trailboss, B&E Publishing, 2000; The Colonel's Widow, B&E Publishing, 1999.
Magazine articles published in, Grit, Persimmon Hill, Boy's Life, Family Motorcoaching, and several religous magazines.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes/No
Awards: Hidden Treasure List for All About Romance, an Internet reviewer's newsletter.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
204 N. Central
Armstrong, MO. 65230
Phone: (660) 273-9972
E-mail: bepub@socket.net

Rideout, Steve

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Humor
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Don't Go Up a Windmill, Blue Windmill Books, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Blue Windmill Books
Box 194
Blue Springs, MO 64013
Phone: (816) 229-7677
E-mail:  windmill@flash.net

Ripley, Warren L.

Pen Name(s): W.L. Ripley
Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Dreamsicle, Little Brown and Co., 1993; Storme Front, Henry Holt and Co., 1995,Electric Country Roulette, Henry Holt, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact Agent: Jim Purifoy, 1606 SW N. Orleans, Lees Summit MO 816-524-3206
Contact Publisher: Henry Holt and Co., 115 W. 18th, New York, NY 10011; Julie Williams, Dir. of Publicity 212-886-9200

Roberts, Ann

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Crash Course in Library Gift Programs: The Reluctant Curator's Guide to Caring for Archives, Books, and Artifacts in a Library Setting, Libraries Unlimited, 2007; Crash Course in Library Services to People with Disabilities, Libraries Unlimited, 2010; Crash Course in Library Services to Seniors, Libraries Unlimited, 2012.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: None
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: N/A
Contact Information:
Contact publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
Phone: (203) 226-3571

Roberts, Judith Towse

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction/Poetry/Essays/Textbooks
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Chrysanthemums I Once Thought Sweet, Mid-America Press.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Finalist, Thorpe Menn Poetry award, 1999;  The Writers Place Award,1997.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
6813 Wildwood Dr.
Raytown, MO. 64133
Phone:  (816) 358- 9844
E-mail:  RFRJTR@yahoo.com

Roberts, Nadine

Missouri County: Ripley
Genre: Biography/Sports Non-Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Gene Bess: College Basketball's Winningest Coach, Acclaim Press, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on cicrumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Information:
Acclaim Press
P.O. Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

Roberts, Timothy R.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Mythology
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Bloody Gods: Aztec, Maya, and Inca Mythology, Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 1996; The Celts in Myth and Legend, Michael Friedman Publishing Group, 1995; The Soldier's Dream Continued: A Pictorial History of Lincoln University of Missouri (with Antonio Holland), Lincoln University Press, 1991
Contributed to: Dictionary of the Middle Ages (articles: Gottschalk of Orbais, Ratramnus of Corbie, and Hinemar of Reims), Charles Scribner's Sons, NY
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Limitations on travel: Over 50 miles -- need paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
2602 Huntleigh Pl.
Jefferson City 65109-1123
Contact Agent:
Michael Friedman Publishing Group C/O Ben Boyington
15 West 26th St.
New York, NY 10010-1094

Rosser, Caroline Spang

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Textbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Planning Activities for Child Care: A Curriculum Guide for Early Childhood, South Holland: Goodheart-Willcox Publishing Co., 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
144 SW 51st Rd.
Warrensburg 64093-8141

Rothwell, Dan A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Guide to Chesterfield's Architectural Treasures, Chesterfield Historical Commision, 1998; Along the Boone's Lick Road, Young at Heart Publishing Company, and Greater St. Charles Convention & Visitor's Bureau, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Recieved the "Community Service Award" for, A Guide to Chesterfield's Architectural Treasures from the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2000.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
15720 Callender Court
Chesterfield, MO. 63017-7306
Phone:  (636) 227-7138

Rottmann, Betty Cook

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Poetry, Travel, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Tyrant's Tears: A Collection of Poems, Jefferson City, MO: Sheba Review, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
1200 Coats St.
Columbia 65201-4538

Rottmann, Larry

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A History of the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam, McCall Corp. 1968; Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans (contributing editor), First Casualty Press, 1972; Free Fire Zone: Short Stories by Vietnam Veterans(contributing editor), Casualty Press, 1973; American Eagle: The Story of a Navajo Vietnam Veteran, Packrat Press, 1977; Voices from the Ho Chi Minh Trail: Poetry of America and Vietnam 1965-1993, Event Horizon Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, and writes in other languages.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
1301 North Clay Avenue,
Springfield, MO  65802
Phone: 417-827-9427

Rowan, Steven

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Germans for a Free Missouri: Translations from the St. Louis Radical Press (with James Neal Primm), 185701862, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1983;Ulrich Lasius: A Jurist in the German Renaissance, 1461-1535, Ius commune (Veroffentichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts fur europaische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main) Sonderhefte (Studien zur europaische REchtsgeschichte) no. 31, Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1897;
Edited: The Mysteries of St. Louis by Henry Boernstein (with Elizabeth Sims), Chicago: Kerr, 1990; Life in the Middle Ages from the Seventh to the Thirteenth Century by Hans-Werner Goetz, translated by Albert Wimmer, London: University of Notre Dame Press, 1993; (Edited and translated) Religious Movements in the Middle Ages by herbert Grundmann, University of Notre Dame Press
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, and writes in other languages
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: paid expenses
Contact Information:
Department of History, UMSL, 8001 Natural Bridge Rd.
 St. Louis 63121-4499

Russell, Lee Ann

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Health/self help
Audience:Adult
Published Works:
How to Write Poetry-From Ballad to Villanelle, Night Owl Publications, 1991;Compositions in Black & White, Night Owl Publications, 1996
Have any works been translated into other languages?  No
Contact Information:
1004 N. Rogers Ave., Springfield, MO 65802-3517
417-866-0638

Ryneveld, Edna Copeland

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self help, Metaphysical- Astrological
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
Menopause, a Gentle, Natural Approach, Llewellyn Worldwide, 1998 (the second edition of, Secrets of a Naturual Menopause, Llewellyn, 1994); Transits in Reverse,Llewellyn, 1988.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
11137 N. Quail Ridge Lane
Fair Grove, MO. 65648- 8356
Phone: (417) 818-3716
E-mail: heresande@aol.com

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Salzer, Susan K.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Western
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Up in Thunder Cave Hollow Press 2010,
Live Published Short Stories on Literacy Journals and anthologies
Have any works been translated into other languages? no
Awards:
Spur Award for Short Story 2009
Showcase Award Ozark Creative Writers 2006
Writers Digest Writing Compition 2008
Honorable Mention - 6 Story Compitition
Speaking Engagements:Yes, fee depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
E-mail:  salzers@health.missouri.edu

Sanchez, Carol Lee

Missouri County: Pettis
Genre: Poetry, Essays, Contemporary Social Issues, Plays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Rainbow Visions and Earth Ways/Regenbogen Visionen U Erdle Wege (a bilingual English/German Publication), Raush Press; From Spirit to Matter- New and Selected Poems, 1969- 1996, Taurean Horn Press, 1997; She Poems, Chicory Blue Press, 1995; Excerpts from A Mountain Climber's Handbook, Taurean Horn/Out West Limited, 1985; Message Bringer Woman, Taurean Horn Press, 1977;Conversations From the Nightmare, Casa Editorial, 1975
CONTRIBUTED POEMS TO: Re-Inventing the Enemies Languages, eds. Joy Harjo et al, University of New Mexico, 1995; Returning the Gift, ed. Joseph Bruchac, University of Arizona Press, 1994; Callaloo, Special Native American Literatures Issue, ed. Lee Francis, University of Virginia, 1994; Singing of Earth, eds. Joseph Bruchac and Dian Landau, Walking Stick Press, 1993; She Rises Like the Sun: Invocations of the Goddess, ed. Janine Canan, Crossing Press, 1989; That's What She Said: Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women, ed. Reyna Green, Indiana University Press, 1984; Coyote Was Here, The Dolphin No. 9, ed. Bo Scholer, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 1984; Coyote's Journal, eds. Nemirov, Arnett, and Blue Cloud, Wingbow Press, 1982; The Remembered Earth, ed. Gerald Hobson, Red Earth Press, 1980; reprinted UNM Press, 1981
CONTRIBUTED ESSAYS TO: Eco-Feminism and the Sacred, ed. Carol Adams, Continuum Publishing Co., 1993; Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Women's Spirituality, eds. Judith Plaskow and Carol Christ, Harper & Row, 1989; Sinister Wisdom, A Gathering of Spirit: North American Indian Women's Issue, ed. Beth Brant, 1983, reprinted as A Gathering of Spirit: Writing and Art by North American Indian Women, ed. Beth Brant, Sinister Wisdom Books, 1984
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
13918 Longwood RD.
Hughesville 65334-2217
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Sando, Shirleen

Missouri County: Dunklin
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Beyond Low Fat Baking: Cancer Fighting Foods For the Millennium , Skyward Pub., Inc, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages?No
Awards: First Place in  Poetry, Heartland Write's, 1995
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
813 Michael St.
Kentt, MO. 63857
Phone: (573) 888-5589
E-mail: skyward@sheltonbbs.com

Sands, Marella

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Serpent & Storm, Forge, 1999; Sky Knife, Forge, 1997; See No Weevil, Boulevard, 1996; Kingdom of Sorrow, Boulevard, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, German
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes/No/Variable
Limitations on travel:
Contact Information:
E-mail: sands@inlink.com

Sandweiss, Lee Ann

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
St. Louis Architecture for Kids, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2001; Seeking St. Louis: Voices from a River City; 1670- 2000, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2000 (Editor).
*Book Reviewer for The St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Preferable no more than one hour drive
Contact Information:
726 Trinity Ave.
St. Louis, MO. 63130
Phone: (314) 726-3411
E-mail: sesandw@jinx.umsl.edu

Santos, Sherod

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Textbooks, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri related, also served as editor on 2 books and various projects
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The City of Women, W.W. Norton and Co., Inc., 1993; The Southern Reaches,Wesleyan University Press, 1989; Accidental Weather, Doubleday and Co, Inc., 1982
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Sapp, Jo

Books: Conversations With American Novelists, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1997; The Best of the Missouri Review: Fiction 1978-1990, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1992
Short Fiction: Lifelines, New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 1996;Dreamwork, New Straits Times, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 1996; Nadine at 35--A Synopsis, North American Review, 1981, Reprinted in Flash Fiction, New York: W.W. Norton 1992 and The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, 5th edition, R.V. Cassill, ed. December 1994. Selected for 6th edition, due 1998; hanging Tough, Intro 15 & 16: Denver Quarterly, (Winter 1998); Looking for the Fairy Princess, Long Pond, 1985; Fat Tuesday, Washington Review, 1985; Balnear Poriferation, Kansas Quarterly, 1984; Windfall, The Sun, 1983; Running for Health and Beauty, Epoch, 1983; Mama's Way, Thornleigh Review, 1981
Non-fiction: A Home for Every Story: Literary Magazines in America, The Gombak Review, 1996; An Interview With Rosellen Brown, The Missouri Review, 1994, Reprinted in Conversations With American Novelists, Columbia: University of Missouri Press; An Interview With Amy Hempel, American Audio Prose Library; Book reviews in various publications, including the national newspaper of Malaysia, The New Straits Times
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: 1988 - Missouri Arts Council Creative Artists Project Award (grant to write novel); 1984 - McKinney Prize; 1984 - Mahan Awards: first place; 1983 - Mahan Awards: first place; 1981 - Mahan Awards: second place; 1981 - Deep South Writers' Conference: honorable mention
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes, Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
1025 Hickory Hill Dr., Columbia, MO 65203-2322
Phone: (573) 443-8964
E-mail: djsapp1@mchsi.com

Sayad, Elizabeth Gentry

Missouri County:
Genre: Essays, Travel, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Scarlet Thread: Collected Writings on the Arts and Culture, Tucson, AZ: Patrice Press, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Schmidt, Ruth Scofield

Pen Name(s): Lee Scofield, Ruth Scofield
Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience:: Adult
Published Works:
As, Lee Scofield: Sweet Amity's Fire; Taming Mariah; A Slender Thread; Young Man's Darling
As, Ruth Scofield:  In God's Own Time, Steeple Hill, 1998; The Perfect Groom, Steeple Hill, 1999;  Whispers of the Heart, Steeple Hill, 2000;  Wonder's of the Heart, Steeple Hill, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 1993 RITA finalist (RWA's highest award); RON COM - 1995 award for "Americana"
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Author's Website: http://ruthscofield.romance-central.com

Schmidtlein, Eugene F.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Books on Truman
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Truman the Senator, Stephens College, 1962; Mules, Jackasses and Other Misconceptions, Stephens College, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: Within 200 miles
Contact Information:
911 Westover St.
Columbia 65203-2360

Schneider, Ches

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Military/Vietnam
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
From Classrooms to Claymores: A Teacher at War in Vietnam, Random House/Ivy Press, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Publisher:
Random House/Ivy Press
201 E 50th Street
New York, NY. 10022
Directly:
Phone: (636) 227-5465
E-mail: CHES1943@aol.com

Schreiner, Steven

Missouri County:
Genre: Poetry, Essays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Imposing Presence, Detroit: Hundred Pound Press, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Limitations on travel: within Missouri
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Schrek, Mary Kim

Missouri County: Ray
Genre: Poetry, Education
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Pulse of The Seasons, Tigress Press, 2004; The Red Desk, Tigress Press, 2005.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
1322 Castle Court
Camden, MO. 6506
Phone: (573) 302-7842
E-mail: marykim@aol.com

Schroeder Adolf E.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Essays, Autography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Books As Editor or Co-Editor: Collected Works of Charles Sealsfield: Pflanzerleben I, Band. 13, and Pflanzerleben II, Band. 14, Olms Presse, 1976; Duden, Gottfried.Report on a Journey to the Western States of North America, University of Missouri Press, 1980; Hold Dear, As Always, Jette: A German Immigrant Life in Letters,University of Missouri Press, 1988; Little Germany on the Missouri, The Photographys of Edward J. Kemper, 1895-1920, University of Missouri Press, 1998; Naumann, Jakob. My Journey to America, 1836-1843, Brush & Pallete, 2000.
Essays contributed to: American Folklore, Garland Publishing, 1996; American National Biography, Oxford University Press, 1999; Dictionary of Missouri Biography, University of Missouri Press, 1999.
Has also published numerous articles on German Cultural Life in Missouri, Euro-American traditions in the U.S., Euro-American Folksong, Missouri Place Names, and the immigrant experience in America.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: 1962 Cross of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Would like expenses paid for overnight trips.
Contact Information:
1000 Lakeshore Dr.
Columbia, MO 65203-2861
phone: (573)449-0795
e-mail: beckydolf@cs.com

Schroeder, Rebecca B.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Missouri-Related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
As General Editor:  Dyer, Robert L.  Jesse James and the Civil War in Missouri,University of Missouri Press, 1994;   Gilbert, Joan.  The Trail of Tears Across Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1995;  Burnett, Robyn, and Ken Luebbering.   German Settlement in Missouri, New Land, Old Ways, University of Missouri Press, 1996;   Matson, Madeline.   Food in Missouri, A Cultural Stew,University of Missouri Press, 1994;  Wolferman, Kristie C.   The Osage in Missouri,University of Missouri Press, 1997;  McMillen, Margot Ford.   Paris, Tightwad and Peculiar, Missouri Place Names, University of Missouri Press, 1994; Patrick, Michael D. and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel.   Orphan Trains to Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1997;  Batterson, Jack A.   Blind Boone, Missouri's Ragtime Pioneer,University of Missouri Press, 1998;  Bagnall, Norma Hayes.   On Shaky Ground, the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811- 1812, University of Missouri Press, 1996;  Humphrey, Loren.   Quinine and Quarantine, Missouri Medicine through the years,University of Missouri Press, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
1000 Lakeshore Dr.
Columbia, MO. 65203-2861
Phone:  (573) 449- 0795
E-mail:  beckydolf@socket.net

Schroeder, Walter A.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Geography, Natural regions of Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Bibliography of Missouri Geography, University of Missouri Extension Division, 1977;Missouri Water Atlas, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 1982; Presettlement Prairie of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation, 1981, rev., 1983
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
2705 Isherwood Dr.
Columbia 65202-2649

Schuster, Joseph M.

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Fiction, Journalism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
More than 400 articles published in local and national magazines and newspapers, as well as short stories in several literary magazines.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Works sited in Best American Short Stories, 1983 and 1989
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Within Missouri
Contact Information:
2301 Deer Run Ct.
Arnold 63010-2605

Schwartz, Howard

Missouri County: St. Louis
Current Position:
Professor of English
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Way
St. Louis, Missouri 63121
(314)516-5599
Contact Information:
14 Hill N Dale Lane
St. Louis 63132
Telephone: (314)997-4553
Fax: (314)997-3066
Email: hschwartz@umsl.edu or howard.schwartz@gmail.com
Website: www.howardschwartz.com


Schwartz, Richard B.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Mystery, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Samuel Johnson and the New Science, University of Wisconsin Press, 1971;Samuel Johnson and the Problem of Evil, University of Wisconsin Press, 1975; Boswell's Johnson:  A Preface to the LIFE, University of Wisconsin Press, 1978;The Plays of Arthur Murphy, University of Wisconsin Press, 1979;  Daily Life in Johnson's London, University of Wisconsin Press, 1983; Frozen Stare, St. Martin's Press, 1989; Theory and Tradition in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Southern Illinois University Press, 1990;  After the Death of Literature, Southern Illinois University Press, 1997; The Biggest City in America: A Fifties Boyhood in Ohio, University of Akron Press, 1999.
Forthcoming Works:  Into the Dark (a novel);  The Wounds that Heal:  Heroism and Human Development (with Dr. Judith A. Schwartz);   Nice and Noir:  Contemporary American Crime Fiction.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Runner-up, Gustave O. Arlt Prize, The Council of Graduate Schools forSamuel Johnson and the New Science, 1971; Cited by Choice as one of the "Significant University Press Titles," 1999-2000.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
5800 Highland Parkway
Columbia, MO. 65203
Phone:  (573) 882-4421
E-mail:  schwartzrb@missouri.edu

Schweiss, Ginny

Pen Name(s): Jenna McKnight
Missouri County:
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Avon, as Jenna McKnight, Love in the Fast Lane, Avon, 2007; A Date on Cloud Nine, Avon, 2004; A Greek God at the Ladies Club, Avon, 2003.
Harlequin American Romances, as Jenna McKnight: Eleven Year Match, 1992;Alligator Alley, 1993; The Bride, The Bachelor and The Baby, 1994; The Cowboy Hires a Wife, 1995;   Two Weddings and a Feud, 1996;  Three Wise Men and a Baby,1996;  Princess in Denim, 1998;  Cowgirl in Pearls, 1998.
Harlequin Love & Laughter  Romances, as Jenna McKnight: The Wedding Knight,1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Scott, Barbara A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Tug of War (historical: Kansas/MO border wars 1855), May Davenport Publishers, 1993; Haunts of the Heart, Bookworld, Inc, 1996; Listen with Your Heart,Lionhearted Books, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
1044 Redemption Way,
Florissant 63034-2040

Scott, Christine

Missouri County: St.Louis
Genre: Romance
Audience:Adult
Published Works:
Hazardous Husband, Silhoutte Books, 1995; Imitation Bride, Silhoutte Books, 1995;  Cinderella Bride, Silhoutte Books, 1996;  I Do?  I Don't, Silhoutte Books, 1996;  Groom On the Loose, Silhoutte Books, 1997;  Her Best Man, Silhoutte Books, 1998;  A Cowboy Comes A Courting, Silhoutte Books, 1999;  Her Second Chance Family, Silhoutte Books, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Prefers Day Trips
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 283
Grover, MO. 63040-0283

Scott, Quinta

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Missouri-related, Photographic Essays and History
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Quinta Scott, Along Route 66, Norman, Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press, 2000; The Eads Bridge:  Photographic Essay by Quinta Scott, Missouri historical Society, 1999; St. Louis:  Home on the River, Towery Publishing, 1995; Images of St. Louis, Photographs selected and edited by Quinta Scott, University of Missouri  Press, 1988; Route 66:  Photographic essay by Quinta Scott, University of Oklahoma Press, 1988.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes/No/Variable
Limitations on travel:
Contact Information:
5066 Westminster Place
St. Louis, MO. 63108- 1119
Phone:  (314) 367- 0825
Fax:  (314) 367-1650
E-mail:  quinta-s@swbell.net

Scupin, Raymond

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Essays, Textbooks, Contemporary Social Issues
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
HELO: An Ethnohistorical Study of Helo, Mescaltitlan Island, Goleta, California, Santa Barbara Indian Center, 1979; Aspects of Development: Education and Political Integration for Muslims in Thailand and Malaysia (editor), Selangor, Malaysia: Institute of Malay Language, Literature, 1989; Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Press, 1992, 1995; Co-authored with Christopher DeCorse, Anthorpology a Global Perspective, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall Press, 1992, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Severs, Vesta-Nadine

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Lucinda, Concordia, 1978; Jennifer Love Hewitt, Mitchel Lane, 2000; Oswald Avery & The Story of DNA, Mitchel Lane, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 2003 Missouri Governor's Humanities Award (Book Award); Lucindaplaced in Oklahoma Writers Federation Contest, 1976.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: Some
Contact Information:
1007 Reid Road
Newton, MO. 64850-1007
Phone: (417) 451-7735
E-mail: v-nsevers@cebridge.net

Shaffer, Carol A.

Missouri County: Taney
Genre: Travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Branson's Best Day Trips, Ivy Publishing, Inc., 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author does not accept.
Contact Information:
210 W. Oklahoma St.
Branson, MO. 65616-9422
Phone:  (417) 336-2222
E-mail: ivypub@aol.com

Shaffer, Tony

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works: The Spring Branch, Warrensburg MO., Sweetgum Press, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: Some.
Contact Information:
312 Hillcrest Dr.
Warrensburg, MO. 64093-2539
or contact publisher-
Sweetgum Press
P.O. Drawer J
Warrensburg, MO. 64093-2539

Shell, Harvey D.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Whispers from the Maple on the Hill: Life during the Depression and World War II in Southeast Missouri,  Acclaim Press, 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages: No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Information:
Acclaim Press
PO Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

Sherman, Eileen Bluestone

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:The Violin Players, The Jewish Publication Society, 1998;Independence Avenue, The Jewish Publication Society, 1990; Monday in Odessa,The Jewish Publication Society, 1986; The Odd Potato, Kar-ben Copies, 1984.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No, but works are available in braille.
Awards: Outstanding Social Studies Trade Book for 1986 and the National Jewish Book Award, 1987 for Monday in Odessa; The Teachers' Choice Award, 1990 for Independence Avenue; The Jessica Cosgrave Award, 1997 for "Career Achievemnt" as an author and playwright
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
5049 Wornall Rd. #1D,
Kansas City 64112

Sherrill, Ronda Scott

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Audience: Children, Young Adult, Adult
Published Works: Going to Long Valley, Publish America, 2004; The Year of the New Barn, Publish America, 2002.
Awards: Some devotionals originally published in "Keys for Kids" were selected to be in One Year Book of Devotions for Boys, and One Year Book of Devotions for Girls, 2000.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes, depending on circumstances.
Contact Information:
Missouri Center for the Book.

Sherry, Frank

Missouri County: Ozark
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
NONFICTION:  Raiders and Rebels: The Golden Age of Piracy, WM. Morrow, 1987; Pacific Passions:  The European Struggle for Power in The Great Ocean, WM. Morrow, 1994
FICTION:  The Devil's Captain, Kensington/Zebra, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: The Big Apple Award- 1989
                Certificate of Recognition, The National Conference of Christians & Jews- 1980
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
HCR 62, Box 60
Pottersville, MO. 65790
Phone: (417) 256-0117
E-mail:  Franksu@Townsqr.com

Shinn, Sharon

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Heart of Gold, Ace, 2000; Wrapped in Crystal, Ace, 1999;  The Allelulia Files, Ace, 1998; Jovah's Angel, Ace, 1997; Archangel, Ace, 1996 The Shape Changer's Wife,Ace, 1995.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: The William Crawford Award from  for Best New Writer, The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1996;  Nominated for John Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction/Fantasy, 1996 & 1997.
Speaking Engagements:Author does not accept.
Contact Information:
PO Box 440462
Brentwood, MO 63144
 

Shire, Donald R.

Missouri County: Audrain
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Mexico, Missouri, Our All-American City in the American Century: A Pictorial History, Mexico Ledger, 2010
Apes and Monkeys, Doubleday, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Email:
  dcshire@socket.net

Shrader, Dorothy Heckmann

Missouri County: Gasconade
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, History -- River steamboating
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Hermann, American Press, 1984; Hermann, Graf Press, 1986; Steamboat Legacy,Wein Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
148 State Hwy. H
Hermann 65041-2700

Sidwell, Lisa

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Fiction, Non-fiction, Missouri Related
Audience: Children
Published WorksDrops of Rosie, Mirror Publishing, (2010),Drops of Chopper,Mirror Publishing (2011).
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: No
Website: pagesofwonder.com
Contact Informaiton:
lksidwell@hotmail.com

Sigafus, T. A.

 

Missouri County: Ozark
Genre: Mystery
Audience:  Children
Published Works: The Case of Beethoven's Bandit, Clairborne Publishing Group, 2006; The Teddy Bear Tea, Teeter-Tot Press, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
T. A. Sigafus
HC 3, Box 228
Gainesville, MO 65655
cbbooks@centurytel.net

www.tasigafus.net

 

Simmons, Jane E.

Missouri County:
Genre: Textbooks, Missouri, political and historical
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Job Opportunities in Missouri State Government, 1990; Missouri Government and Constitution Hand Book #1, 1985; History of St. Peter Catholic Church
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Skwiot, Rick

Book Types: Fiction, Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Speaking Engagements: accepts with fees dependent on circumstances, no distance limitations for travel.  Interested parties may contact the author directly via phone or email.
Publications:
Christmas at Long Lake: A Childhood Memory, 2005, Antaeus Books. (Originally published in hardback as Winter at Long Lake, All Nations Press, 2003)
Sleeping With Pancho Villa, novel, 1999, University Press of Colorado, finalist for the Willa Cather Prize.
Flesh, 1998, Eaton Street Press, winner of the Hemingway First Novel Award.
Contact Information:
905 Concordia Lane, #1N
St. Louis, MO 63105
Telephone: (314) 448-9339
E-mail: riskskwiot@sbcglobal.net
Web site: www.rickskwiot.com

Smith, Bobbi

Bobbi Smith (Bobbie Smith Walton)
Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Romance
Pseudonym/s: Julie Marshall
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Rapture's Rage, Leisure, 1982; ; Forbidden Fires, Leisure, 1983; Wanton Splendor,Zebra, 1984; Rapture's Tempest, Zebra, 1985; Arizona Temptress, Zebra, 1986;Island Fire, Zebra, 1986; Desert Heart, Zebra, 1987; Captive Pride, Zebra, 1987;Texas Splendor, Zebra, 1987; Pirates Promise, Zebra, 1988; Arizona Caress, Zebra, 1989; Sweet Silken Bondage, Zebra, 1990; Bayou Bride, Zebra, 1991; Kiss Me Forever, Zebra, 1991; Capture My Heart, Zebra, 1992; Beneath Passion's Skies,Zebra, 1993; Timeless Love, Avon, 1993; Dream Warrior, Zebra, 1993; Love Beyond Time, Avon, 1994; Heaven, Zebra, 1994;  A Christmas Embrace, Zebra, 1994;  Passion, Zebra, 1995; Cupid's Kiss, Leisure, 1996; Lady Deception, Leisure, 1996; The Lady's Hand, Leisure, 1996; Renegade's Lady, Leisure, 1997; The Lady and the Texan, Leisure, 1997; Celebrations, Leisure, 1998; Outlaw's Lady, Leisure, 1998; Half-Breed's Lady, Leisure, 1998; Weston's Lady, Leisure, 1999; Halfbreed Warrier, Leisure, 2005; Defiant, Dorchester, 2006; Wanted: The Texan, Leisure, 2008; Wanted: The Half-Breed, Leisure, 2008; Gunfighter, Zebra, 2009; Runaway, Leisure, 2009; Relentless, Leisure, 2010
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Romantic Times Magazine Storyteller of the Year, 1991; Affaire de Coeur Magazine Golden Certificate Award, 1998
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 6117
St. Charles, MO. 63302- 6117
E-mail:  bbwalton@worldnet.att.net
Web site: www.bobbismithbooks.com

Smith, Carolyn

Pen Name: Carolyn Russel
Missouri County: Butler
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Beyond the Lies, Wings-E Press, 2004
Short Stories in Anthologies: "One Rotten Apple," Dan River Anthology, Dan River Press, 1996 (reprinted in Beyond The Mundane: Unravelings, Mundania Press, 2004); "The Gift," Dan River Anthology, Dan River Press, 1997; "Hannah's Song," Mundania Press Anthology, Mundania Press, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Great Beginnings Writing Competition, Mainstream Fiction First Place,Heartland Writer's Guild, 2002.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
1613 N. 13th ST.
Popular Bluff, MO. 63901
E-mail: csmith@ims-l.com

Smith, Lynne

Pen Name(s): Lynn Michaels, Paula Christopher
Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
AS LYNN MICHAELS: Published by Harlequin Temptation: Remembrance, 1990;The Patriot, 1992; Second Sight, 1993, Aftershock, Passion Quest #3, 1994; Molly and the Phantom, 1994; Nightwing, Fears & Fantasies, 1995;
Published by Avon, The Velvet Glove: Like a Lover, 1984; Tainted Gold, 1985, A Lover's Gift, 1985
AS PAULA CHRISTOPHER: The Dreaming Pool, Dell, 1987
AS JANE LYNSON: Captain Rakehell, Fawcett, 1990; The Duke's Downfall, Fawcett, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Reviewers Choice Award of Excellence from Romantic Times, 1991-92 for The Patriot; RITA finalist 1990 for Remembrance; Romantic Times "Artie" 1985, New Romantic Suspense Author
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
PO Box 2175
Independence 64055-0075

Sommer, Jason

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Lifting the Stone, Forest Books, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
8349 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis 63119-3136

Spencer, Thomas M.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Nonfiction/Missouri-related/Missouri History/Urban History/Social History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration:  Power on Parade, 1877-1995, University of Missouri Press, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  No
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
Phone:  (660) 562-1294, or (660) 562-4915
or contact publisher-
University of Missouri Press
2910 LeMone Blvd.
Columbia, MO. 65201
Phone:  (573) 882-7641
Fax:  (573) 884-4498

Stage, William

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Photography
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Books: Ghost Signs: Brick Wall Signs in America, Cincinnati, OH: ST Publications, 1989; Mound City Chronicles, St. Louis: Hartmann Publishing Co., 1991; A Strange and Twisted Saga of Murder in the Midwest, 1998; The Practical Guide to Process Serving, 2001; Have a Weird Day- reflections and Ruminations on the St. Louios Experience, 2003; Pictures of People, 2005.
Features, essays, and News Articles have appered in "The Christian Science Monitor," "Signs of the Times," "The St. Louis Globe Democrat," "The St. Louis Journalism Review," "New Art Examiner," "Gateway Heritage," and "Universitas."
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: Missouri only
Contact Information:
No current contact information on file.

Stark, Susan Clayton

Missouri County: Marion
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Cookbooks
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Pantry Patchwork Recipes, Standard Printing Co., 1979; River Town Recipes, D.E. Bastian, Associates, 1985;  Hometown Heritage Recipes; a collection of recipes from America's Hometown, Hannibal Missouri, 1998
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Contact Information:

Stein, Shifra

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction, Travel, Health/Self help, Missouri, Cookbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Unlocking the Power Within: Journaling for Personal and Professional Growth, 1996.Day Trips from Kansas City, Two Lane Press, 16th ed., 1996; Kansas City Cuisine,Two Lane Press, 6th ed., 1996; All About Barbecue: Kansas City-Style, Pig Out Publications, 1994; Kansas City: Heart of America, Corporate Profile writer, Community Communications publisher, 1994; Kansas City Guide, Two Lane Press, 1991; Fodor's Wall Street Journal Guide, (Kansas City Section), 1991; A Kid's Guide to Kansas City, Harrow Publishing, 1989; All American Barbecue Book, Random House Vintage Press, 1988; Kansas City: The Spirit, The People, The Promise,Windsor Press, 1987; Day Trips America Series, Globe-Pequot Press, 1986 to 1996; Day Trips from Phoenix-Tucson-Flagstaff, 3rd ed., 1996; Day Trips from Baltimore, 3rd ed., 1996, Day Trips America Series Editorial Director, Day Trips from Houston, Day Trips from Cincinnati, Day Trips from St. Louis, Day Trips from Baltimore, Harper & Row, 1982; You're A Great Friend, C.R. Gibson, Co., 1982; I Love You; Let Me Count the Ways, C.R. Gibson, Co., 1982
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
3733 Pennsylvania Ave.
 Kansas City 64111-2822

Steinhardt, Edward J.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Journalism, Missouri-related, Fiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Dandelion Dreams and Other Poems, Dormer Window Books, 1999; B.J. Thomas: Back/Forward, DISA Records, 1994; Voices: Poems from the Missouri Heartland(ed.), Dormer Window Books, 1994; Among the Trees: A Gathering of Poems & Illustrations, Plum Tree Publishing, 1991; The Painting Birds, Westphalia Press, 1988. Guardian of Grief: Poems of Giacomo Leopardi, 2008, (Edward Steinhardt Editor) Translated by Charles Guenther, Margaret Street Books, Standing Pelican: Key West Poems & Stories,  2009, Foreword by John Hemingway, Margaret Street Books, Sleeping with Rilke: Poems & Prayers, Letters to Ryan, Papa's Big Fish: Stories of Youthful Adventure at the Hemingway's in Key West, 2010, Margaret Street Books.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Walter Williams Major Work Award, 1988; Best Newspaper Article, 1988; Best Historical Article, 1990; Best Newspaper Article, 1994; Best Regularly Published Newspaper Column, 1995.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Contact publisher-
C/O Margaret Street Books
P.O. Box 23314
St. Louis, Mo 63156

Steward, Dick

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Trade and Hemisphere, University of Missouri Press, 1975; Money, Marines, and Mission, University Press of America, 1980
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: No
Contact Information:
7602 Route Y,
Jefferson City 65101-9186

Stewart, Robert

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Essays
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Letter From the Living, Borderline Editions, 1992; Plumbers, BkMk Press, 1988;Rescue Mission, Raindust Press, 1983
Edited: The Writer & Religion (co-editor) New Letters special edition, 1994; The Writer in Politics, New Letters special edition, 1991; The People, Yes, (co-editor), New Letters special edition 1991; Decade (co-editor) New Letters special edition, 1990; Voices From the Interior, BkMk Press, 1983
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
7714 Summit St.
 Kansas City 64114-1742

Stiritz, Mary M.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Missouri, Missouri History and Architectural History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
St. Louis: Historic Churches and Synagogues, St. Louis Public Library and Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: No
Contact Information:
12 Wydown Terrace,
St. Louis 63105-2218

Stoll, Laurence

Missouri County: Lawrence
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Romance
Audience: Adult, Young Adult
Published Works: "The Happy Accident"  Tate Publishing Co. Mustang, Ok.
First Printing 2007 under the title "Sometimes"
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: yes
Contact Information:
llstol@softnet.com
www.thehappyaccidentbook.com

Strickland, Arvarh E.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Textbooks/History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
History of the Chicago Urban League, University of Illinois Press, 1966; Building the United States (joint author with Jerome Reich, and Edward Biller), Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1971; The Black American Experience vol. 1, From Slavery Through Reconstruction to 1877, vol. 2, From Reconstruction to the Present Since 1877 (joint author with Jerome Reich), Harcourt, Brace, 1974.
Edited with an introduction, Lorenzo J. Greene, Working With Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History:  A Diary, 1928-1930, Louisiana State University Press, 1989;  Lorenzo J. Greene, Working With Carter G. Woodson, the Father of Black History:  A Diary, 1930-1933, University of Missouri Press, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
4100 Defoe Drive
Columbia, MO. 65203-0252
Phone:  (573) 445-5773
Fax:  (573) 445-6160
E-mail:  strickland@missouri.edu

Stuckenschneider, Chris

Missouri County: Franklin
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction,Missouri,
Audience: Children
Published Works:
"Twist of Fate-The Miracle Colt & His Friends"  Reedy Press
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Yes
Author Accepts Fee: Depends on the Circumstances
Contact Information:
cstucky@me.com

Summers, Anthony J.

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Emergence, Cauldron Press, 1975; Metamorphosis,Cornerstone Press, 1979
Note: I am also an independent, small press publisher with 28 titles since 1974.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Listed in Directory of Distinguished Americans for Contribution to the Arts
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: within 250 miles
Contact Information:
1825 Bender Lane
Arnold, MO. 63010
E-mail: anthsum@sbcglobal.net

Swan, Gladys

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Visual/Performing Arts
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
On the Edge of the Desert, University of Illinois Press, 1979, 1980; Of Memory and Desire: Stories, Louisiana State University Press, 1989; Do You Believe in Cabeza de Vaca? University of Missouri Press, 1991; Carnival for the Gods, Vintage Contemporaries Series, NY: Random House , 1986; Ghost Dance: A Play of Voices,Louisiana State University Press, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Ghost Dance: A Play of Voices was nominated by LSU for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN West Award.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: paid expenses
Contact Information:
2601 Lynnwood Drive,
Columbia 65203-2936

Swanson, Helen M.

Missouri County: Vernon
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, for ages 8-12
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Angel of Rainbow Gulch, Bess Press, 1992; The Secret of Petroglyph Cave, Bess Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: No
Limitations on travel: 60 miles and travel
Contact Information:
824 W. Pitcher St.
Nevada 64772-3039

Swartwout, Susan

Missouri County: Cape
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Textbooks
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Books:  Real Things:  An Anthology of Popular Culture in American Poetry, UP, 1999; Uncommon Ground, Illinois Writers Inc., 1996; Freaks: A Collection of Poetry, Dillon Press, 1995.
Short Stories: "Student Bodies," Phizzogs 15, 1989; "Living in the Rain,"Farmer's Market 5.2, 1988; "A Quiet Place," Catch 20.1, 1988; Living in the Rain,Catch 19.3, 1988.
Poems:  "Tenderest," River Styx, Spring 1999; "Our Man Thumb," The Laurel Review, 33. 1&2, 1999; "Wrestling My Son's Sport," Aethlon:  The Journal of Sport Literature 16.1, 1998;  "The Goddess Discord Brings Her New Doll Buggy into My Backyard When I Don't Want Her There," Baybury Review 1, 1997;   "Montage a Ratatouille," Sou'wester 25.2, 1997;   "How to be a Better Poet," Sou'wester25.2, 1997;   "Tom Thumb Dreams," Spoon River Poetry Review22.1, 1997; "Rear Window," Spoon River Poetry Review22.1, 1997; "The Expanse Between Porch and Sky," Spoon River Poetry Review22.1, 1997; "Israel's Dreams," Pikestaff Forum 12.1, 1996; "I Stroke Death by the Eight Foot Jesus," Pikestaff Forum 12.1, 1996; "Chinese Checkers: Basics and Strategies," Pikestaff Forum 12.1, 1996; "Ascent to Mountaintop, No Chariot," Pikestaff Forum 12.1, 1996; "Louisiana Ladies' Watermelon Tea- 1890," Feminist Studies 21.1, 1995; "Sideways Through a Looking Glass," Illinois Review 3.1 & 2, 1995; "Siamese Twins in Love" Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995; "Chang's Wife Takes to Gin,"Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995; "Nightfall Brushes Her Hair," Clockwatch Review9.1 & 2, 1995;   "Chang Runs Away From Home," Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995;  "Day Breaks Through Her Window,"  Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995;  "Eng Writes to Chang," Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995;  "Roadkill Meditations,"Broadside, 1994;  "I Wannabe Your Queen," Sweet Nothings:  Anthology of Rock and Roll Poetry, Indians UP, 1993; "Faggot," Illinois Review 1.1, 1993;  "Intentions of Shade," Analecta, 19;  "One of the Lesser Gods," Sou'wester 21.2 & 3 (special "Illinois Authors"   Double Issue), 1993;  "The Trail at Hedgebrook," Sou'wester 21.2 & 3 (special "Illinois Authors"  Double Issue), 1993;   "Our Bodies Speak Their Lines," Negative Culpability 12.3, 1993;     "The Ceiba Tree," Rhino, 1992;  "Five Deceits of the Hand," Rhino, 1992;  "I Stroke Death by the Eight-Foot Jesus," Druid's Cave Spring, 1992;  "One of the Lesser Gods," Druid's Cave Spring, 1992;  "Orpheus: The First Time," The Cape Rock 27, 1992;  "Calle Rito de Gemidos," Great Stream Review 2.2, 1991;  "The Emily Dickinson Computer Poem," Vidette, Fall 1991; "Quotidian," Vidette, Fall 1991; "War Games," Vidette, Fall 1991; "Songbird:  The Arribatamiento," Farmer's Market 8.2,   1991; "Winslow Homer's Watching the Breakers," Creative Woman 11.3,   1991; "A Reputation," Farmer's Market 7.2,  1990; "A Year After the Divorce, My Car Gets Wrecked" Farmer's Market 7.2,   1990; "Casting the Friendship Circle,"Sou'wester,  1990; "Folded," Lullwater Review 2.1,  1990;  "I Tell Myself Yellow,"Whetstone 7,  1990; "Mother and Daughter- Miles Apart," Sou'wester 18.2,  1990; "Naked in the Demimonde," The Nebraska Review 19.1,  1990; "Winslow Homer's Watching the Breakers," Mississippi Review: Special Issue 19. 1 & 2,  1990; "Your Lines, My Circles," Sou'wester 18.2, 1990; "Bestiality," Catch 20. 2 & 3, 1989;   "Cleaning Her Room," Catch 21.1, 1989;  "In Search of Another Romantic," Phizzogs 15, 1989;  "Moondancer," Phizzogs 15, 1989;  "Nightmoves,"Phizzogs 15, 1989;   "Concentrating on the Subtle Shutups," Catch 19.2, 1988;   "Domingo in Barcelona," Phizzogs 14, 1988;  "Filling the Cornucopia," Phizzogs 14, 1988;  "Mysticante Gato," Phizzogs 14, 1988;  "Nightmoves," Beloit Poetry Journal 39.1, 1988;   "The Red-eye," Catch 19.2, 1988;  "Anxious on a Long Leash,"Phizzogs 13, 1987;  "Collar," Phizzogs 13, 1987;  "The Critic," Phizzogs 13, 1987;  "A View From the Porch Swing," Phizzogs 13, 1987.
Interviews:  "An Interview with Novelist Rick Harsch," Amazon.com Online, 1998;  "An Interview with David Ignatow," Druid's Cave, 1991;  "An Interview with J.W. Rivers," Druid's Cave 15th Anniversary issue, 1990;  "An Interview with Rita Dove," Farmer's Market 6.2, 1989.
Essays:    "The Basics of Feminist Theory," Psychology of Women;  "Narrative Voice as Accomplice:  Dorothy Parker's 'Mr. Durant'," Teaching Dorothy Parker:  A Collection of Essays, University of Alabama Press, 2000;  "Revolution Has Not Yet Entered Their Souls: The Jilting of Catherine Anne Porter," Value and Division in American Literature, University of Ohio Press, December 1999;   "Janet Frame,"Gay and Lesbian Literature, Vol. 2, St. James Press,  1997;  "In Praise of Smallness," Small Press Feature, Amazon.com Books Website, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/smallpress.html, 1997; "Canto Alto," Clockwatch Review 9.1 & 2, 1995; "Spoon River Quarterly's Illinois Small Press Collection," IWI Newsletter, 1992; "Filling in Between: The Lesbian Love Poems of Linnea Johnson," Illinois Writers' Review 11.1, 1992;
Reviews:  Review of, "The View from Below," by Lindsey Crittenden, Rain Taxi 4.2, 1999;  Review of, "Women Drinking Benedictine," by Sharon Dilworth, Rain Taxi 4.1, 1999;  Review of, "Little Red Riding Hood in the Red Light District," by Manilo Argueta, Rain Taxi 4.2, 1999; Reviews, monthly, of ten titles by Independent Press publishers, Amazon.com, Online monthly 09/96 through 11/98;   1996;Review of, "Same Blue Chevy," by Renee' Walden, American Book Review, 18.4, 1997; Review of, "Small Hours of the Night:  Selected Poems by Roque Dalton," American Book review 18.3, 1997; Review of, "The Lord and the General Din of the World," by Jane Mead, American Book Review 17.5, 1996; Review of, "Stunts," by Carol Oles and "Kyrie for One Voice," by Margaret Holley, Spoon River Poetry Review 11.1, 1996; Review of, "The Old Man and the Wolves," by Julia Kristeva, Review of Contemporary Fiction 16.1, 1996; "Sure Women Can Read Maps, But It May Not get Them Where They Want To Be" Review of, "Foreign Parts," by janice Galloway, American Book Review 17.2, 1995; Review of, "A Walking fire," by Valerie Miner, Review of Contemporary Fiction 15.1, 1995.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Finalist, Southern Women Writers Writing Contest for the poem, "The Professional", Berry College, 1998; Nominated for The Pushcart Prize by Sou'wester Literary Magazine for the poem, "Montage de Ratatouille", 1997; Ragdale Foundation Fellowship, Lake Forest, IL, 1996; Illinois Writer's Inc. National Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1996; Finalist, Pearl Literary Magazine's Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1995; Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award for Poetry, 1995; Featured Poet, Clockwatch Review, 1995; First Place, Ola De Etta Dillinger Good Award in Poetry, 1994; Honorable Mention, Illinois Writer's Inc. Annual Chapbook Contest for Poetry Manuscript, "Taken by Mountains," 1994; Illinois Arts Council Literary Award nomination by, Farmer's Market, for Poem, "Faggot," 1994; Finalist, Pearl Literary Magazine's Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition, 1993; Pushcart Prize Nomination in poetry by Illinois Review For, "Faggot", 1993;  Finalist, Illinois Writer's Inc. annual Chapbook Contest for Fiction Manuscript "Incarnations," 1993; Illinois Arts Council Literary Award nomination by Illinois Writer's Review for essay, "Filling In Between: The Lesbian Love Poems of Linnea Johnson," 1993;  Finalist, White Eagle Coffee Store Press' Poetry Chapbook contest for, "Taken By Mountains,", 1992; Pushcart Prize nomination by Illinois Writer's Review for essay, "Filling In Between: The Lesbian Love Poems of Linnea Johnson," 1992; Finalist, Anabiosis Press' annual chapbook contest for manuscript, "Reputations,"1992;   Finalist, Negative Culpability's annual awards issue, Eve of St. Agnes Competition for, "Our Bodies Speak Their Lines,"1993;  Finalist, Illinois Writers' Inc. poetry chapbook contest for, "Reputations", 1992;   First Place, Rhino's annual poetry contest for "Five Deceits of the Hand," 1991; Hedgbrook Writer's Colony, Seattle, WA. Fellowship Award, residency, 1991; Pushcart Prize nomination in poetry by Sou'wester for, "Mother and Daughter-Miles Apart," 1990;  First Place for fiction, Davenport Award for, "Living in the Rain,"1988;  Finalist, Nick Adams Short Story Competition for, "The Holman Site," 1988;  First Place, Missy Peterson Poetry Award, Carl Sandburg College, 1987.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Swartwout
MS2650 English Dept.
Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701
Phone: (573) 651-2641
E-mail:  sswartout@semovm.semo.edu

Sweeney, Edwin R.

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Nonfiction, Western, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches, University of Oklahoma Press, 1998; Making Peace With Cochise, University of Oklahoma Press, 1997; Merejildo Grijalva: Apache Captive: Army Scout, Texas Western Press, 1992; Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief, University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Southwest book award for, Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches; Finalist, Western Writers of America SPUL Award for both, Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief, and Mangas Coloradas: Chief of the Chiricahua Apaches; Choice outstanding academic book, Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief; Gustav Meyer Award for Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
323 White Pine Drive
St. Charles, MO. 63304

Swick, Marly

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Hole in the Language, University of Iowa Press, 1990 (reissued by Harper Collins under the title, Monogamy); The Summer Before the Summer of Love,Harper Collins, 1995; Paper Wings, Harper Collins, 1996; Evening News, Harper Collins, 1999
Has published short stories in The Atlantic Monthly, Redbook, McCall's, Iowa Review, O'Henry Prize Stories, The Best of the South, The Workshop, Gettysburg Review, and other magazines and anthologies.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:  Nebraska Arts Council Master Grant, 1995;  Iowa Short Fiction Award, 1990;  National Endowment of the Arts, 1988;  Wisconsin Creative Writing Institute Fellowship, 1987; James Michener Fellowship, 1986;  Residencies at Yaddo and  McDowell colonies.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
805 Randy Lane
Columbia, MO. 65201
Phone:  (573) 449- 4040
E-mail:  swickm@missouri.edu.

Swingle, Morley

Missouri County: Cape Girardeau
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Law, True Crime, Humor
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Gold of Cape Girardeau, a Novel, Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2002; Scoundrels to the Hoosegow: Perry Mason Moments and Entertaining Cases from the Files of a Prosecuting Attorney, University of Missouri Press, 2007,Bootheel Man, Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2007; The Prosecution Rests, Little Brown, 2009.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: The Gold of Cape Girardeau Nominated for the Michael Shaara Award for Civil War Fiction, won Governor's Book Award from the Missouri Humanities Council, U.S. Civil War Center; W. Oliver Rasch Award for Most Outstanding Article Published in the Journal of the Missouri Bar, Missouri Bar Association, 1995. Finalist, 2008 William Rockhill Nelson Award for Excellence in Fiction,Bootheel Man.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  None
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
Phone: (573) 243-2430

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Taft, William H.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Journalism, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri Newspapers, University of Missouri Press, 1964
Missouri Newspapers: When and Where, 1802-1963, State Historical Society of Missouri, 1996
Missouri Newspapaers and the Missouri Press Association, 125 Years of Service, 1867-1992,Heritage House, 1992
Newspapers as Tools for Historians, Lucas Brothers, 1967
American Magazines for the 1980's, Hastings House, 1982
Encyclopedia of 20th Century Journalists, Garland, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
107 Sondra Ave.
Columbia, MO 65202-1416

Tanner, Roy L.

Missouri County: Adair
Genre: Nonfiction, Literary criticism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Humor of Irony and Satire in the Tradiciones Peruanas, University of Missouri Press, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? Writes in other languages
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Northeast Missouri State University
Division of Language & Literature
Kirksville, MO 63501

Taylor, James Henry

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy. Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Honeysuckle and Other Stories, (Cave Hollow Press, 2002)
Convenience Store Vampire (Dragonfly Extravaganza, 1999)
Enterprising Egrets Eye Elegant Eels(Sweetgum Notes, 2006)
The Whipping-Boy (Sweetgum Notes, 2006).
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Author will consider requests from within 100 miles of Warrensburg, Missouri.

Thomas, Kenn

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Conspiracy Theories
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Popular Alienation, Illuminet, 1995
NASA, Nazis and JFK, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1996
The Octopus, Feral House, 1996
Mind Control, Oswald and JFK, Adventures Unlimited Press,  1997
Flying Saucers Over Los Angeles, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1998
Maury Island UFO, Illuminet, 1999
Inside the Gemstone File, Adventures Unlimited Press, 1999
Cyberculture Counterconspiracy (two volumes), Book Tree, 2000
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 23715
St. Louis, MO. 63121
Phone:  (314)382-5160
Email:  kennthomas@umsl.edu

Thomas, Sue

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Textbooks, Missouri, History
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
A Second Home: Missouri's Early Schools, University of Missouri Press, 2006
The Primary Poetry Box, Educational Insights, 1982
Curtain I, Trillium Press/Royal Fireworks Press, 1986
Curtain II, Trillium Press/Royal Fireworks Press, 1986
The Poetry Pad, Royal Fireworks Press, 1993
Secesh, Royal Fireworks Press, 2001
Numerous articles and poems have also been published
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Thornton, Carolyn Gray

Missouri County: Vernon
Genre: Essays, Journalism, Missouri Related, Weekly Columns,
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Road to Senility (I Discovered the Joys of Being Middle Aged Plus), Skyward Publishing Inc., 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None if travel is paid for
Contact Information:
RR #1 Box 94a
Nevada, MO 64772-9718
Phone: (417)667-9559
Email:  cgthornton@u-n-i.net

Thum, Gladys

Missouri County: St. Louis County
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Persuaders: Propaganda in War and Peace (with Marcella Thum), NY: Atheneum, 1974, Chicago: McDougal, Litel, 1976
Exploring Military America (with Marcella Thum), NY: Atheneum, 1982
Airlift! The Story of the Military Airlift Command (with Marcella thum), NY: Dodd, Mead and Co, 1986
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Thum, Marcella

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Romance, Travel, Autobiography/Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Fiction for Young Adults:
Mystery at Crane's Landing, Dodd Mead, 1964
Treasure of Crazy Quilt Farm, Franklin Watts, 1966
Anne of the Sandwich Islands,Dodd Mead, 1967
Librarian with Wings, Dodd Mead, 1967
Secret of the Sunken Treasure, Dodd Mead, 1969
Nonfiction for Young Adults:
Exploring Black America, Atheneum, 1975
Exploring Literary America, Atheneum, 1979
Exploring Military America (with Gladys Thum), Atheneum, 1982
Nonfiction for Adults:
The Persuaders, Propaganda in War and Peace (with Gladys Thum), Atheneum, 1972
Airlift, Story of Military Airlift Command (with Gladys Thum), Dodd Mead, 1986
Hippocrene USA Guide to Black America, Hippocrene, 1992
Gothic/Mystery:
Fernwood, Doubleday, 1973; Abbey Court, Doubleday, 1976;
Historical Romance:
The White Rose, Fawcett/Ballantine, 1980
Blazing Star,Fawcett/Ballantine, 1983
Jasmine, Fawcett/Ballantine, 1984
Wild Laurel,Fawcett/Ballantine, 1985
Margarite, Fawcett/Ballantine, 1987
Mistress of Paradise, Fawcett/Ballantine, 1988
Thorn Trees, Fawcett/Ballantine, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
American Library Association's Children's Notable Book Award for Exploring Black America
Mystery Writers of America's "EDGAR" for best juvenile mystery for Mystery at Crane's Landing
Missouri Writers' Guild Award best book by a Missouri author for Treasure of Crazy Quilt Farm

Tidwell, Robin

Missouri County: St. Louis

Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Contemporary social issues, Missouri-related

Audience: Adult

Published Works:
Reduced, Rocking Horse Publishing, 2012
Reused, Rocking Horse Publishing, 2012
Recycled, Rocking Horse Publishing, 2013

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements: Yes

Fee for speaking: Yes

Limitations on travel: No

Contact Information:
11052 Olive Blvd.
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Phone: 314-825-6860

E-mail: robin@robintidwell.com

Web site: www.RobinTidwell.com

 

Tiedemann, Mark W.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Short stories published in various science fiction magazines
Remains 2005
Of Stars & Shadows, 2005
Hour of the Wolf, 2004
Aurora, 2003
Peace & Memory, 2003
Metal of Night, 2002
Chimera, 2002
Realtime, 2002
Mirage,  ibooks, 2000
Compass Reach, MeishaMerlin Publishing,  2001
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 160160
St. Louis, MO 63116

Toft, Carolyn Hewes

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Travel, Missouri, History, Architecture, St. Louis neighborhoods
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Editor and Co-author on series:

Carondelet: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood
The Hill: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood
Soulard: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood
The Ville: The Ethnic Heritage of an Urban Neighborhood, Washington University, 1975
Editor and Co-author:
Laclede's Landing: A History and Architectural Guide,Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1977
The St. Louis Old Post Office and Environs: A History and Architectural Guide, Landmarks Association of St. Louis (with assistance from Missouri Arts Council) 1979
Compton Heights: A History and Architectural Guide, Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1984
Downtown St. Louis Strategic Plan 1993
Downtown St. Louis, Inc. and The St. Louis Development Corporation, 1994
Editor and Graphic Designer: Harland Bartholomew, Saint Louis Public Library and Landmarks Association of St. Louis, 1990
Co-Author:
The Way We Came: a Century of the AIA in St. Louis, Patrice Press, 1991
Author and Graphic Designer: St. Louis: Landmarks and Historic Districts, Landmarks Association of St. Louis (with assistance from the Regional Arts Commission), 1988
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Yes
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Landmarks Association of St. Louis
917 Locust St., 7th floor
St. Louis, MO 63101-1413

Treacy, Patricia

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Grand Hotels of St. Louis, Arcadia, 2005.
Awards:
Missouri Association of Hospital PR Professionals, Annual Report and Feature Story, 1990
Business and Professional Advertising Association, TAM Award for Feature Article, 1995
National Federation of Press Women, St. Louis Chapter, The Story of the May Fair, 2000
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: 50 miles
Contact Information:
5523 Jamieson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109-332
Phone: (314)832-4182
Email: treapa@charter.net

Trickel, Evelyn Goodrich

Missouri County: Grundy
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Orphan Trains to Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1997
We Are A Part of History: The Story of Orphan Trains, The Donning Company, 1994
A Pictorial History of Grundy County, The Donning Company, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: 80- 100 miles
Contact Information:
Phone:
  (660)359-6910
Contact publishers:
The Donning Company
Marceline, MO 64658-9999
University of Missouri Press
2910 LeMone Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65201

Trowbridge, William L.

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Book of Kong, Iowa State University Press, 1986
Enter Dark Stranger,University of Arkansas Press, 1989
O Paradise, University of Arkansas Press, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
907 S. Dunn St.
Maryville, MO 64468-2501

Troy, Mary

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Missouri-related, Literature
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Cookie Lily, SMU Press, 2004; The Alibi Cafe and Other Stories, BkMK Press, 2003
Joe Baker is Dead, University of Missouri Press, 1998
**Short stories published in The Greensboro Review, American Literary Review,Boulevard, River Styx, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
**Has published essays in the award-winning anthology, In the Middle of the Middle West.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Devil's Kitchen Reading Award for Best Book of Prose for, Cookie Liliy, 2004
The Alibi Cafe was a Finalist for the William Rockhill Nelson Award
Nelson Algren Award from the Chicago Tribune for the short story, Do You Believe In The Chicken Hanger, 1999
Joe Baker is Dead nominated for PEN/Faulkner Award
Abicho Quarterly Award-1996
Nominated for Pushcart Prize-1995 & 1996
"Turning Colder" included in contest anthology, American Fiction-1993
"Henrietta" included in contest anthology, American Fiction-1992
John Gould Fletcher Award-1986.
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Director, MFA Program
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO. 63121
Phone: (314)516-6845
Email: marytroy@umsl.edu

Turner, Louella

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, non-fiction, essays and screenplays
Audience: Young Adult, Adult
Published Works:
Editor and contributor for Cuivre River Anthology and Echoes of the Ozarks Anthology, Volumes I & II, contributor for Writing on Walls Anthology; St. Louis Post Dispatch and other newspapers;, Country Almanac; Millenium Magazine; Sweet Gum Press; Storyteller Magazine; Ozarks Magazine; and others.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Dan Saults Award; First Place for Western Novel Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.
First Place for Screenplay at Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc.
Nine First Place wins at annual Ozarks Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs Arkansas 1999-2005
Three People Choice Awards for Storyteller Magazine, 2006-2007
First Place James Nash Award for St. Louis Writers Guild
Pushcart Nomination 2005
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Yes - fees variable
Limitations on travel: Within the U.S.
Contact Information:
Email:
LouTurn@aol.com

Authors - U


Unger, Robert

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Union Station Massacre: The Original Sin of J. Edgar Hoover's FBI, Andrew-McMeel, 1997
Journalism: 2001, Course Tools, 1997
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence, National Press Club, (Series on Mexico) 1989
Pultizer Prize Staff Award, (Hyatt Skywalk Collapse) 1982
Oscar in Agriculture, (Series on Farm Crisis) 1985
Thomas Stokes Award, Honorable Mention, (Series on Oil Bust in OK) 1982
Jacob Sheer Award for Investigative Reporting, (Minority Setaside Programs in Chicago) 1979
Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Journalism, Beta Phi Gamma, 1991
UPI Award for Investigative Reporting, (Slumlords) 1974
AP Award for Investigative Reporting (Slumlords) 1974
Sam Bronstein Prize in Journalism, University of Missouri School of Journalism, (Murder Trial) 1967
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
17903 Nation Rd.
Holt, MO 64048-8997

Authors - V


Van Arkel, Jo

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Missouri, Lyrics/Libretto
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Things I've Got Growing Deep Down Inside, Huntington, WV: Aegina Press, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: Up to 300 miles by car
Contact Information:
311 S. Cordova Ct,
Springfield 65802-3411
Email: jvanarke@drury.edu

Vance, Joel M.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Travel, Missouri, Outdoor
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Grandma and the Buck Deer, Cedar Glade Press, 1980
Upland Bird Hunting,Outdoor Life Books and E.P. Dutton, 1981
Confessions of an Outdoor Maladroit, Amwell Press, 1983
Bill Barnstorm, The Birch Lake Bomber, Cedar Glade Press, 1995
Tails I Lose: Coping with Bird Dogs, Derrydale Press, 2000
Down Home Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 2000
The Wit & Wisdom of Fishing, Publications International, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
8026 Cedar Grove Lane
Russellville, MO 65074

Vandegriffe, Charles H. Sr.

Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
A Living Legacy: Memories Of The Past With A Message For Today, Xulon, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone: (636)240-0076
Email: chrsr@centurytel.net
Publisher contact information:
Xulon
380 Crown Oak Centre Dr.
Longwood, FL 32750

Vandenberk-Clark, Carissa

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Missouri-related
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Yours for the Revolution, Bloodlink Books, 2001
May it Come Quickly, Yellow City Press, 2004
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: 60 miles
Contact Information:
Phone: (314) 367-1795

Volkenannt, Donna

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery, Inspirational
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Published in the following anthologies and periodicals:
A Cup of Comfort for Women, Adams Media
A Cup of Comfort for Christmas, Adams Media
Mysteries of the Ozarks vol. 1, Skyward Publishing
Murder, Mystery ,Magic, Madness, Magic, and Mayhem vol. 1, Cave Hollow press
Cuivre River Anthology, Mid Rivers Review, Byline Magazine, St. Louis Events, St. Louis Post Dispatch
other publications.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
Dan Saults Annual Writing Award
First Place in the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. Technical and How-To Award, 2001
Honorable Mention in the 4th Annual National Steinbeck Short Story Competition
Firts Place for Religious or Inspirational Story from the Missouri Writer's Guild, 2001
People's Choice Award in Storyteller Magazine, 2005
President of the Missouri Writer's Guild 2005-2006
Founding president of Saturday Writers 2002-2005
Secretary of the Ozark Writers' League
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 300 Miles
Contact Information:
32 Country Crossing Est. DR.
St. Peters, MO 63376
Phone: (636)379- 9362
Email: dvolkenannt@charter.net

von Rosenberg, Byron

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult, Children, Young Adult
Published Works:
Don't Feed the Seagulls Red Mountain Creations 2003
Climb the Red Mountain Red Mountain Creations 2004
I don't want to kiss a llama! Red Mountain Creations 2004
Thinking Upside Down Red Mountain Creations 2005
O Christmas Treed Red Mountain Creations 2007
Dale The Uniclyde Mountain Creations 2007
Stars to Chase Red Mountain Creations 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Red Mountain Creations
P.O. Box 172
High Ridge, MO 63049
Email: redmountain@swbell.net

Authors - W


Waal, Carla

Missouri County: Boone

 

Genre: Nonfiction, Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, Anthologies of letters and diaries

Audience: Adult

Published Works:

Johanne Dybwad: Norwegian Actress, Norwegian University Press, 1967; Harriet Bosse: Strindberg's Muse and Interpreter, Southern Illinois University Press, 1990 (Swedish translation, Natur och Kultur, 1993)

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Speaking Engagements:

Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances

Contact Information:

Contact author directly at: 812 Concord St., Columbia 65203-0758

Wagner, Maryfrances

Missouri County: Independence

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult*

    *Poetry readings are for adults, but she has given writing workshops for students ranging  from the third grade through college.

Published Works:
Bandaged Watermelons and Other Rusty Ducks, Tonight Cicadas Sing, Mid-America Press, 1984
Savatore's Daughter, BookMark, 1995
Red Silk, Mid-America Press, 1999
Light Subtracts Itself, Mid-America Press, 2008

Publications in Anthologies:  
New Letters; Midwest Quarterly; Laurel Review; Beacon Review; Nebraska Review; Birmingham Review; Bearing Witness: Poetry by Teachers about Teaching, Memories and Memoirs, Anthology of Missouri Women Writers, Chance of a Ghost, Kansas City Outloud II, Book Mark, 1994
The Dream Book: An Anthology of Writing by Italian American Women, Schocken Books, 1987
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, Penguin, 1994, Co-Editor:  Missouri Poets: An Anthology, Book Mark, 1995.  

Awards: 
Thorpe Menn Book Award for Red Silk
nomination for Pushcart Prize for Salvatore's Daughter
American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for The Dream Book
Stanley Hanks Poetry and Potpourri Awards

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes; Italian translation of work for The Dream Book.

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts

Fee for speaking: Variable

Limitations on travel: Variable

Contact Information:
Maryfrances Wagner
5021 S. Tierney Drive
Independence, MO 64055
E-mail:  
Maryfrances Wagner Maryfrances Wagner <maryfrances.wagner@gmail.com>

Wall, Eamonn

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Essays
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
Essays:
"The Use of Memory: Michael Coady's All Souls." South Carolina Review. 41, 2. Spring (2009), 60-71;  "Walking: Tim Robinson's Stones of Aran." New Hibernia Review. Vol. 12, 3, Fomhar/Autumn 2008, 66-79; “Plato’s Republic to Rivers’ Five Spot: Poets Among Painters.” Pascale Guibert ed. LISA, Issue on Poetry and Painting, University of Caen, France, 2007, 26-38; “Interview with Brian Moore: 1990.” Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Literature, Fall 2006, 97-110; “From the EL to Axel’s: Irish Poets Stateside.” in Michael G. Begnal ed. A Festschrift for James
Liddy. Galway: Arlen House, 2006, 23-32; “What in the World: Reading Rory Gallagher’s Blues.” An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature,
Arts and Culture, 2, 1, 2006, 95-108; “From Macchu Picchu to Inis Oir: The Poetry of Mary O’ Malley.” South Carolina Review. Vol. 38, 1, Fall 2005, 118-127; “James Liddy: Poet & Editor.” An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Arts and Culture, 1, 32-40, 2005.
Poetry:  A Tour of Your Country, Salmon Publishing, 2008; Refuge at De Soto Bend, Salmon Publishing, 2004; The Crosses, Salmon Publishing, 2000; Iron Mountain Road, Salmon Publishing, 1997;  Dyckman- 200th Street, Salmon Publishing, 1994.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: University of Missoui Research Award, 2007; Launch Pad Organization, Enniscorthy, Ireland. Award for Distinguished Service, 2007; Natural Bridge: Irish and Irish American Issue. Notable Theme Issue, Best American Essays, Houghton Mifflin, 2003; From the Sin-e Café to the Black Hills, University of Wisconsin Press, 2000. Co-winner of the Michael J. Durkan Prize from the American Conference for Irish Studies award for the best book published in the fields of Literature & Culture, 2000; “The Black Hills, The Gorey Road.” Notable Essay, Best American Essays, Houghton Mifflin, 1999; Irish American Cultural Institute Research Fellwoship, 1998.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Contact author directly
301 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, MO. 63119- 1816
Phone:  (314)516-5589
Fax: (314)516- 5781
E-mail:  ewall38@hotmail.com
http://www.eamonnwall.net/

Walsh, Lawrence

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Co-authored with Suella Walsh: The Unicorn and Other Children's Stories,Potpourri Publications Company, 1993; Viewpoint in Fiction, Potpourri Publications, Beginning From the Middle, Whispering Prairie Press,1994; They Would Never Be Friends, KAV Books, 1995; Running Scared,  Royal Fireworks, 1999; Through a Dark Tunnel, Royal Fireworks, 2002; Stone Walls: An Amazon Short, digital, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: In Missouri
Contact Information:
1803 Wornall Rd.,
Excelsior Springs 64024-1628

Walsh, Suella

Missouri County: Clay
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Case of Erica's Weird Behavior, Royal Fireworks Press, 1994
Co-authored with Lawrence Walsh: The Unicorn and Other Children's Stories,Potpurri Pulications Company, 1993, Viewpoint in Fiction, Potpourri Publications,Beginning From the Middle, Whispering Prairie Press, 1994; They Would Never Be Friends, KAV Books, 1995; Running Scared,  Royal Fireworks, 1999; Through a Dark Tunnel, Royal Fireworks, 2002; Stone Walls: An Amazon Short, digital, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: In Missouri
Contact Information:
Contact author directly at: 1803 Wornall Road, Excelsior Springs 64024-1628

Washington, Carletta Denise

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Education/Self-Help/Parenting
Audience: Children, Young Adult, Adult
Published Works: Education Reform: The Role and Responsibility of Schools, Parents, Students and Communities, Prioritybooks Publications, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: 2007 Infini Promoters Education Book Award.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Education 4 All, Inc.
P.O. Box 38722
St. Louis, MO 63138-1145
Phone: (314) 438-8440
E-mail: education4all@hotmail.com
Web site: www.educationfourall.com

Watkins, Barbara

Missouri County: Scott
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction/Fantasy, other
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Behind The Red Door Publish America, June 2005
Thorns of and Innocent Soul Publish America, May 2006
Nightmares & Daydreams Mythica Publishing, July 2009
Soul In Peril (Poetry) Anthropology Whispering Angel Books, September 2009 Proceeds go to charities promoting physical, emotional and spiritual healing
Awards: December 2009, took 1st place in a writing contest at "Write On, Online" Newsletter for my short, short story. " A Lifetime from a Christmas Past".I receieved an iScript Reader calued at $250.00 Founder and Publishier Debra Eckerling
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
1831 State Highway ZZ
Sikeston, MO  63801
Email: barbiewatkins42@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.barbarawatkins.net
Phone: 573-703-4813
Publicist-Christy Bradshaw, 134 Country Club Rd. Nashville, Ark 71852

Watson, Richard A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks, Mystery, Travel, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Scholarly
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Downfall of Cartesianism, Martinus Nijhoff, 1966; Man and Nature, Harcourt Brace & World, 1969; The Longest Cave (with Roger W. Brucker), Alfred A. Knopf, 1976, reprinted Southern Illinois University Press, 1987; Under Plowman's Floor,Zephyrus Press, 1978; The Runner, Copple House Press, 1981; The Philosopher's Diet, Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985; The Breakdown of Cartesian Metaphysics,Humanities International ,1987; The Philosopher's Joke, Promethius Press, 1990;Writing Philosophy, Southern Illinois University Press, 1992; Niagara, Coffee House Press, 1993; The Philosopher's Demise, University of Missouri Press, 1995;Cogito, Ergo Sum: the Life of Rene Descartes, revised ed., David R. Godine, 2007
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
756 Harvard Ave.,
St. Louis 63130-3134

Wayne, Jane O.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
From the Night Album, Pecan Grove Press, 2007; A Strange Heart, Helicon Editions, 1996; Looking Both Ways, University of Missouri Press, 1985
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
6376 Washington Ave., St. Louis 63130-4705
Phone: 314-725-6291
E-mail: janeowayne@hotmail.com

Weaver, H. Dwight

Missouri County: Miller
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri Caves in History and Legend, University of Missouri Press, 2008; History & Geography of Lake of the Ozarks, 2 vol., Osage River Trails, 2008; Lake of the Ozarks: Vintage Vacation Paradise, Arcadia, 2002; Lake of the Ozarks, the Early Years, Arcadia Publishing, 2000; The Wilderness Underground: Caves of the Ozark Plateau, University of Missouri Press, 1992; Missouri, The Cave State, Jefferson City, MO: Discovery, Enterprises, 1980; Meramec Caverns, Legendary Hideout of Jesse James, Jefferson City, MO: Discovery Enterprises, 1977; Onondaga, The Mammoth Cave of Missouri, Jefferson City,MO: Discovery Enterprises, 1973;Adventures at Mark Twain Cave, Jefferson City, MO: Discovery Enterprises, 1972
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: In Missouri
Contact Information:
38 Village Marina Rd.
Eldon, MO 65026
E-mail: dwightweaver@charter.net
Phone: 573-365-1171.

Weems, Ann

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Liturgy Theology
Published Works:
Westminster/John Knox Press: Reaching for Rainbows, 1980; Family Faith Stories,1985; Kneeling in Bethlehem, 1987; Searching for Shalom, 1991; Kneeling in Jerusalem, 1993; Psalms of Lament, 1995; Putting the Amazing back in Grace, 1999; Faith in Words, 2004
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Yes
Contact Information:
6900 Kingsbury Blvd., St. Louis 63130-4327
Contact Publisher: Westminster/John Knox, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396

Weems, David B.

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri, Technical
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
How to Design, Build and Test Complete Speaker Systems, Tab Books, 1978;Designing, Building and Testing Your Own Speaker System, Tab Books, 1981, 1984, 1990; Great Sound Stereo Speaker Manual, Tab Books/McGraw Hill, 1990; Son Of An Earl, Pelican Pub. Co., 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Weil, Tom

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Travel, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Clearing in the Jungle, Carlyle Books, 1979; A Balance of Power, Carlyle Books, 1981;
From Hippocreme Books: Last at the Fair: A Book of Travel, 1986; America's Heartland: A Travel Guide to the Back Roads of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri,1989, 2nd ed. 1992; America's South: A Travel Guide to the Eleven Southern States, 1990; The Cemetery Book: Graveyards, Catacombs and Other Travel Haunts Around the World, 1992; The Mississippi River: Nature, Culture and Travel Sites Along the "Mighty Mississip," 1992; America's South: The Atlantic States, 2nd ed., 1993; America's South: The Gulf and the Mississippi States, 2nd ed., 1994; Guide to Civil War Sites, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, and writes in other languages.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: No
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Weinberg, Steve

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Textbooks, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Business/Economics, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Terrace Hill (co-author with Scherrie Goettsch), Wallace-Homestead, 1978; Trade Secrets of Washington Journalists, Acropolis, 1981; Armand Hammer, Little Brown, 1989; Telling the Untold Story, University of Missouri Press, 1992; The Reporter's Handbook, St. Martin's, 1995; A Journalism of Humanity, University of Missouri Press, 2008
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
807 West Blvd. S.,
Columbia 65203-2853

Wesley, Doris A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Lift EveryVoice and Sing:  St. Louis African Americans in the Twentieth Century. University of Missouri Press, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? /No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel:  Some.
Contact Information:
University of Missouri-St. Louis
St. Louis, MO. 63121
Phone: (314)516-5143
E-mail: dwesley@umsl.edu

White, Charlotte

Pen Name(s): Marianne Cole, Jennifer Dale
Missouri County: Dent
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Mystery, Romance, Contemporary Social Issues
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Change of Heart, Berkley/Jove, 1984; Impossible Love, Walker and Co. 1984; A Hard Act To Follow, Berkley/Jove, 1984; A Dream Come True, Berkley/Jove, 1985;Head Over Heels, Berkly/Jove, 1986; No More Boys, Bantam, 1986; A Nurse's Heart, Pinnacle (Zebra), 1990; Code Blue, Pinnacle (Zebra), 1992; Deadly Medicine, Pinnacle (Zebra), 1993
AS MARIANNE COLE: Gentle Awakening, Berkley/Jove, 1983; Shining Promise,Berkly/Jove, 1984
AS JENNIFER DALE: Tender Rhapsody, NAL, 1983; Remember My Love, NAL, 1983;Frostfire, NAL, 1983; Her Lord and Master, Kindle ed., Spice Briefs, 2009
AS CLAUDIA STAFFORD: Destinies, Ivy Books (Ballantine), 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances

White, J. Marshall

Missouri County: Buchanan
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, History, Bibliography, & Folktales relating to St. Joseph, Missouri
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
Scarce St. Joseph Books, Die Annise Presse, 1996; The Ongoing Mission: A Sesquicentennial History of First Baptist Church 1845-1995, First Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO, 1995; St. Joseph, A Postcard History, Arcadia, 1999 (with Robyn Davis); Rare and Scarce St. Joseph Books, Pamphlets and Music; Platte Purchase Publishers, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  Variable
Contact Information:
Bags End/ 1023 Main Street
St. Joseph, MO. 64506-1125
E-mail:  marshall@npgco.com

White, Louis C.

Missouri County: Taney
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Ozark Hideaways: Twenty-Seven Day Trips for Hiking and Fishing, University of Missouri Press, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact author directly at: 295 Taney St., Branson 65616-9420
Contact Publisher: UM Press, 2910 Lemone Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65201

Whitehead, Jenny

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Holiday Stew, April 2007; Lunch Box Mail and Other Poems, Henry Holt, 2001;Punctuation Celebration, Henry Holt, 2009.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Accepts
Fees: Yes
Contact Information:
6512 Charlotte Street
Kansas City, MO. 64131
E-mail: jwhitehead@kc.rr.com
http://jennywhitehead.com/

Whitmore, Susan

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
In the Silence Following, Phoenix Press, 1987; The Invisible Woman, Singular Speech Press, 1989;  The Sacrifices, Mellen Poetry Press, 1991, The Melinda Poems, Puddinghouse Press, 2004
.Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:
Contact Information:
Dept. of English
University of Missouri- Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Rd.
Kansas City, MO. 64110

Williams, Carrie Lea

Pen Name(s): Leigh Savage
Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction/Poetry/Romance
Audience: Children, Adult
Published Works: Angel of Death, CreateSpace, 2008; The Smile Box, CreateSpace, 2008; The Swan and the Rose: A Story About Inner Beauty, CreateSpace, 2009.
Have any of your works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: None if travel is provided
Contact Information: Contact author directly: 1135 K Corumba Walk, St. Louis MO, 63129-1855
E-mail: leighsavage@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.createspace.com/3337961 orwww.myspace.com/leighsavage

Williams, Vereca


Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult
Published Works:
The Woman Who Loved Babies and Kewpies:  Rose O'Neill, Barnabas Publishing Services, 1999;  Thank God For Sunshine, Barnabas Publishing Services, 1998; All My Kewpies, Limited Star Editions, 1993.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  Variable
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 8863
Springfield, MO. 65801- 8863
phone:  (417) 864- 4745

Willis, Resa

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Mystery, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
FDR and Lucy: Lovers and Friends, Routledge, 2004; Mark and Livy: The Love Story of Mark Twain and The Woman Who Almost Tamed Him, Atheneum, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
900 N. Benton Ave.,
Springfield, MO 65802-3712

Wilmes, D.M.

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Fiction; Biography
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Gone But Not Forgotten, iUniverse, 2004; Seven Days of Hospice, iUniverse, 2007.
Have any works been translated into other languages?
Awards: Editor's Choice Award from iUniverse.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
7254 Van Gogh Dr.
Dardenne Prairie, MO. 63368
Phone: (636)281-4576
E-mail: dmwilmes@mindspring.com
Web site: www.dmwilmes.com

Wilson, Calvin Oliver

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works: The Last Prophet's Book: The Truth of Our Universe,iUniverse.com, 2006
Have any works been translated into other languages? Chinese (weakly)
Awards:
Speaking Engagements: No
Contact Information:
calvinowilson@truthofouruniverse.com
www.truthofouruniverse.com

Winn, Kenneth H.

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Visual/Performing Arts, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, History
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Exiles in a Land of Liberty: Mormons in America, 1930-1846, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1989
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
814 Primrose Lane,
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Winston, Charles E.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Journalism, Missouri, Disability issues in media
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
America's Telability Media, Charles E. Winston, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
1613 Stanford Dr.
Columbia, MO 65203-1859

Winters, C.J.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Missouri-related, Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Mai's'Ties, Hard Shell Word Factory, 2007; Foredestined Summer/Fires of War and Winter, Hard Shell Word factory, 2005; A Star in the Earth, Hard Shell Word Factory, 2004; Show-Me Murder, Hard Shell Word factory, 2004; Right Man, Wrong Time, Hard Shell Word Factory, 2003; Sleighride, Hard Shell Word factory, 2001; Moon Night, Hard Shell Word Factory, 1999.
Short Stories in Anthologies: Beyond the Mundane in Flights of Mind, and Unravelings, Mundania Press, 2004.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Sleuth's Ink Just a Tad Award, 1st Place, Vengeance, 2004; Ozark Creative Writers Creativity to the Max Award, 2nd Honorable Mention, In Memory Of, 2004; Ozark Creative Writers Write Partners of North Arkansas Award, 2nd Place, The Ununited, 2004; Ozark Creative Writers Oxbow Award, 2nd Place,Mule Spinster, 2004; Ozark Creative Writers Mid-South Writers Award, 3rd Place,The Housekeeper and Primary Colors, 2004; Missouri Writer's Guild 3rd Place Best Book Award, Right Man, Wrong Time, 2004; Missouri Writer's Guild 3rd Place Best Romance Novel, Sleighride, 2002; Ozark Creative Writers Storyteller Magazine Award, 1st Place, How Tough Can it Be?, 2002; Ozark Creative Writers Mid-South Writers Award, 1st Place, Old Bones, 2002; Ozark Creative Writers Flash Fiction Super Shorts Award, 2nd Honorable Mention, Local Mystery, 2001; Ozark Creative Writers Flash Fiction Paranormal Romance Award, 2nd Honorable Mention, The Carnival, 2001; Writer's Challenge Literary Association Essay Contest, 2nd Place, From Death to Life, 2001; Springfield Writer's Guild Nostalgia Category, 3rd Place, Invasion of the Aunts, 2001; Missouri Writer's Guild 2nd Place Best Book Award, Moon Night, 2000.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Yes
Contact Information:
website: www.cjwinters.com

Wise, Steven W.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Missouri, Mainstream, Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Midnight,Thomas Nelson, 1992; Chambers, Thomas Nelson, 1994; Long Train Passing,Thomas Nelson, 1996, Chimborazo, AuthorHouse, 2007; From The Shadows Of My Soul, Create Space/Amazon.com, 2010.
 Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: No
Limitations on travel: Prefer no more than 2-hour drive
Contact Information:
3400 CB Lewis Rd.,
Columbia 65202-7464
Email: stevewise48@gmail.com

Witmer-Gow, Karyn

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
As Elizabeth Kary: Bride of the Wilderness, 1995; Midnight Lace, 1990; From This Day Onward, 1989; Let No Man Divide, 1987; Love, Honor and Betray, 1986;Portrait of a Lady, 1985 As Elizabeth Grayson: Moon in the Water, 2004; Painted by the Sun, 2000; Color of the Wind, 1999; So Wide the Sky, 1997, A Place Called Home, 1995,
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Romantic Times Award finalist for Best Victorian Romance, Best Historical Mystery for Midnight Lace; Romantic Times Award Winner for Best Civil War Romance for From This Day Onward; Waldenbook Award Winner for Best-selling Historical novel by a New Author and Romantic Times award for Best War of 1918 Romance for Love, Honor and Betray
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Wolfe, Peter

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Disciplined Heart: Iris Murdoch and Her Novels, University of Missouri Press, 1966; Mary Renault, Twayne, 1969; Rebecca West, SIU Press, 1971; Graham Greene The Entertainer, SIU Press, 1972; John Fowles: Magus and Moralist,Bucknell University Press, 1976: Dreamers Who Live Their Dreams: Ross McDonald and His Novels, Popular Press of Bowling Green State University, 1977; Beams Falling: The Art of Dashiell Hammett, Popular Press, 1980; Jean Rhys, Twayne, 1980; Laden Choirs: The Fiction of Patrick White, University of Kentucky Press, 1983; Something More Than Night: Raymond Chandler, Popular Press, 1985;Corridors of Deceit: The Art of John Le Carre, Popular Press, 1987; Yukio Mishima,Continuum, 1989; Alarms and Epitaphs: The Art of Eric Ambler, Popular Press, 1993; Essays in Graham Greene, 3 vols., 1987-1992; In The Zone: Rod Serling's Twilight Vision, Popular Press 1, 1997
Coming: Craft and Vision in William Gaddis;
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
Contact author directly at: 4466 West Pine Blvd., Apt. 18B
St. Louis,MO   63108-2357

Wolfgram, Dorothea

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Health/Self Help, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works: It's Never Too Late, Dr. Ed Wolfgram's Book of Fitness, West Pine Publishing, 2003; Bayou Belle, West pine Publishing, 1999.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Recieved many awards while Director of Publications and Editor ofWashington University Magazine from 1964-1980.
Speaking Engagements: Yes
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: within the St. Louis area only.
Contact Information:
14 Hortense Place
St. Louis, MO. 63108
phone: (314)367-5589
fax: (314)367-1857
e-mail: dorawolfgram32@aol.com
or contact publisher
West Pine Publishing
4500 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(877)638-3725

Wood, June Rae

Missouri County: Pettis
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Social Issues, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult
Published Works:
About Face, Putnam, 1999; Turtle on a Fence Post, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1997;When Pigs Fly, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995; A Share of Freedom, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1994;  The Man Who Loved Clowns, G. P.Putnam's Sons, 1992.
Have any works been translated into other languages?Yes
Speaking Engagements: Yes
.Fee for speaking:  Yes (contact author)
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 337, Windsor 65360-0337
(660) 285-3357
usawrites4kids.drury.edu

Wood, W. Raymond

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
An Interpretation of Mandan Culture History, Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of American Ethnology (Bulletin 198) 1967; Biesterfeldt: A Post-Contact Coalescent Site on the Northeastern Plains, Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology (No. 15), 1971; Prehistoric Man and His Environments: A Case Study in the Ozark Highland (with R. Bruce McMillan as junior author), New York: Academic Press, 1976; Anthropology on the Great Plains (with Margot Liberty as junior author), Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980; Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains: Canadian Traders among the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians, 1738-1818 (with Thomas D. Thiessen as junior author), The American Exploration and Travel Series,No. 68, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1985; Or Go Down in Flame: The Death of a Navigator Over Schweinfurt, New York: Sarpedon; London: Greenhill Books, 1993; Archaeology on the Great Plains, University Press of Kansas,1998;Prehistory of Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1998; Twilight of the Upper Missouri River Fur Trade; State Historical Society of North Dakota, 2008;
Edited: The Explorations of the La Verendryes in the Northern Plains, 1738-43, by G. Hubert Smith, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1980; Early Fur Trade on the Northern Plains, 1985; Or Go Down IN Flame, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
Contact author directly at: 117 Museum Support Center
Rock Quarry Road and Hinkson Creek
University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri 65211-3170
Tel: (573) 882-4362

Wyzik, Kristin

Missouri County: Jasper
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Portrait to Remember, Avalon Books, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts
Fee: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances and fee
Contact Information:
2721 Minnesota
Joplin, MO. 64804

Authors - X


Xiaolong, Qiu

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Mystery, travel
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Fiction:
Death of a Red Heroine, Soho Press, 2000
The Loyal Character Dancer, Soho Press, 2002
Poetry:
Birds of Time, Neshui Press, 2003
Over fifty poems published in literary journals and anthologies.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards:
Missouri Biennial Award, 1994
Anthony Award, 2001
Speaking Engagements: Author Accepts
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
1029 Doughorty Lake Estates Dr.
St. Louis, MO. 63122
Phone: (314) 863-0255
Fax: (636) 861-0581
Email: lwang17693@aol.com

Authors - Y


Yeagley, Joan

Missouri County: McDonald
Genre: Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Blue Hole (Four BkMk Poets), Kansas City, MO: Bookmark Press, 1976
The Studs of McDonald County, University of Missouri-Kansas City: Bookmark Press, 1987
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking engagements: Author Accepts
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
61 Tiffany Lane
Stella, MO 64867-9623
Phone: 417-435-2341
Email: jhyeagley@leru.net

Young, Judy

Missouri County: Greene
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Missouri-related
Audience: Children and Young Adult
Published Works:
A Pet for Miss Wright, A Book for Black-Eyed Susan, (Sleeping Bear Press, 2011)
The Hidden Bestiary of Marvelous, Mysterious, and (maybe even) Magical Creatures
Minnow and Rose (Sleeping Bear Press , 2009)
The Lucky Star (Sleeping Bear Press, 2008)
H is for Hook, A Fishing Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press, 2008)
Show Me the Number, A Missouri Number Book (Sleeping Bear Press, 2007)
Lazy Days of Summer (Sleeping Bear Press, 2007)
R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press, 2006)
S is for Show Me, A Missouri Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press, 2001)
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:
2009 Storytelling World Honor Award for Pre-Adolescent Listeners for The Lucky Star
R is for Rhyme, A Poetry Alphabet received the 2008 Mom's Choice Gold Award
2008 Mom's Choice Educator's Award
2006 Missouri Writer's Guild Best Juvenile Book Award
2006 NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Honor Award for ages 9+
Virginia Tanner Creative Dance Program and the Children's Dance Theatre of the University of Utah to be choreographed for their 58th for their 58th annual performance (May 2007)
Albuquerque Public Schools as the 2006/07 Words and Images K-12 ARTS Program's Featured Book
The Lucky Star received a 2009 Storytelling World Honor Award for Preadolescent Listeners and was selected as a Top Five Book by Rutgers University's EconKids Program
S is for Show Me, A Missouri Alphabet was selected by the Missouri Center for the Book to represent Missouri at the 2008 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaking Engagements: Yes
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
6155 E. Farm Road 132
Springfield, MO 65802
Email: judyyoungbooks@gmail.com
Phone: (417) 866-1800
Website: www.judyyoungpoetry.com

Young, Richard and Judy Dockery

Missouri County: Stone
Genre: Folklore/Folktales, Storytelling, Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Ozark Tall Tales, August House Publishers, 1989
Favorite Scary Stories of American Children, August House Publishers, 1990
Ghost Stories from the American Southwest, August House Publishers, 1991
Stories from the Days of Christopher Columbus, August House Publishers, 1992
Outlaw Tales (from America's Middle Border), August House Publishers, 1992
African-American Folktales (for Young Readers), August House Publishers, 1993
Scary Story Reader,August House Publishers, 1993
Race With Buffalo, August House Publishers, 1994
Ozark Ghost Stories, August House Publishers, 1995
Awards:
Parents Choice Award (Recommendation) for, Head on the High Road (audiotape) 1993
Storytelling World Honor Award for, African American Folktales ("Brer Rabbit and the Crawfish"), 1994
Storytelling World Honor Award for, This Here Story (videotape), 1995
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: Mileage paid
Contact Information:
P.O. Box 1300
Kimberling City, MO. 65686-1300
Pone:  (417)739-2947
Email:  tinydoolittle@interlinc.net
Web site: www.yawp.com/stories

Authors - Z


Zebelman, Max

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Mystery, Health/Self-help, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The King's Hero and His Fountain of Youth, Lyndra Publishing Company/ARC Press of Cane Hill, 1995
My Times and Your Life, Lyndra Publishing Company/Focus Typographers, 1981
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Fee: Variable
Contact Information:
1984 Baxter Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017-5041

Zemke, Deborah

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction, Picture Books
Audience: Children
Published Works:
The Way It Happened, Houghton Mifflin, 1988
The Shadow of Matkda Hunt,Houghton Mifflin, 1991
D is for Doodle, Blue Apple Books, 2004
2 is for Toucan, Blue Apple Books, 2005
Doodle a Zoodle, Blue Apple Books, 2006
All I Want For Christmas, Blue Apple Books, 2008
How to Win Friends and Influence Creatures, Blue Apple Books, 2009
Wishes for You, Blue Apple Books, 2009
My Furry Valentine, Blue Apple Books, 2009
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author accepts
Fee: Yes
Limitations on travel: Paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
Email: deborah.zemke@gmail.com
Website: http://www.deborahzemke.com

Hale, Jane Shewmaker

Missouri County: Dallas
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Essays, Journalism, Mystery, Western, Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Every Day is Mother's Day, Skyward Publications, 2003; Boomland, Rainbow Publications, 2003; Foreverland, Rainbow Publications, 2001; Heartland, Rainbow Publications, 1999; Wonderland, Rainbow Publications, 1997.
Weekly column in Dallas County Courier in Buffalo Missouri since 1993, "Buffalo. . . As I Remember It."
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:    While freelancing for Springfield! Magazine, has had numerous cover stories.  One magazine profile was awarded "Southwest Regional Nurses Media Award for 1998."  Many of her columns and magazine articles have won awards all over the state of Missouri and in Arkansas, including the Missouri Writers Annual Conference.
President of Ozark Writers, Inc. and 2nd Vice President of The Missouri Writers Guild.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts limited speaking engagements
Fee for speaking: Yes and depends on circumstances
Limitations on travel: yes
Contact Information:
45 Rocket Road
Buffalo, MO 65622-7528
Phone: (417) 345-7758
E-mail: jshale@ripinternet.com
Website: www.firecrackerlady.com

Hall, John G.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Missouri, Old-time Baseball
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Majoring in the Minors: A Glimpse of Baseball in a Small Town, Stillwater, OK: Oklahoma Bylines, 1996.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
1709 Rainwood Place
Columbia 65203-4732

Hamblin, Robert

Missouri County: Cape Girardeau
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Autobiography/Biography, Literary history and criticism
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
From the Ground Up: Poems of One Southerner's Passage to Adulthood, St. Louis: Time Being Books, 1992; Win or Win: A Season with Ron Shumats, Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri University Foundation, 1993
CO-EDITED with Louis Daniel Brodsky: Country Lawyer and Other Stories for the Screen by William Faulkner, Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1987, French translation: Paris: Gallimard, 1994; Faulkner: A Comprehensive Guide to the Brodsky Collection,5 vols., Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1982-1989, French translation of Vol. 3, The De Gaulle Story: Paris, Gallimard, 1989; Stallion Road: A Screenplay by William Faulkner, Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1989, French translation: Paris: Gallimard, 1994; Selections from the William Faulkner Collection of Louis Daniel Brodsky,Charlottesville: UP of Virginia, 1979
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Awards: Various academic and teaching awards.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
1557 Price Dr.
Cape Girardeau 63701-4032

Hamilton, Fran Santoro

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Reference- English Handbooks
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Activity Book to Accompany Hands- On English, Portico Books, 2000; Hands-On English, Portico Books, 1998.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: Variable
Contact Information:
Phone:  (314) 721-7131
E-mail:  fhamilton@postnet.com

Hamilton, James E.

Missouri County: Dallas
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
River of Used to Be: Reflections of an Ozarks Editor, Conway, AR: Seven Oaks Publishing, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 100 miles, same day
Contact Information:
PO Box 801
Buffalo 65622-0801

Hamilton, Laurell K.

Missouri County:  St. Louis
Genre:  Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Missouri-related, Horror
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Bloody Bones, Ace, 1996; Blue Moon, Ace, 1998; Burnt Offerings, Ace, 1998; Circus of the Damned, Ace, 1995; Guilty Pleasures, Ace, 1993;  The Killing Dance,Ace, 1997; The Laughing Corpse, Ace, 1994;  The Lunatic Cafe, Ace, 1996;  Narcissus in Chains, Berkley, 2001; Nightseer, Penguin/Roc, 1992;  Obsidian Butterfly, Ace, 2000; Ravenloft:  Death of a Darklord, TSR, 1995;  Star Trek, the Next Generation:  Nightshade, Pocket, 1992.
Science Fiction Book Club Collections:  Club Vampyre (an omnibus of Guilty Pleasures,The Laughing Corpse, and Circus of the Damned) , SFBC, 1998; The Midnight Cafe (and omnibus of  Lunatic Cafe, Killing Dance, and Bloody Bones), SFBC, 1998; Black Moon Inn (an omnibus of Burnt Offerings and Blue Moon), SFBC.
Short Stories:  "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," Out of this World Anthology, Berkley Books;  "House of Wizards," Marion Zimmer Bradley Fantasy Magazine, 1989;  "Stealing Souls," Spells of Wonder, DAW, 1989;   "A Token for Celadine,"Memories and Visions, The Crossing Press, 1989;   "Winterkill," Sword and Sorceress #7, DAW, 1990;   "The Cursemaker," Dragon Magazine, 1991;   "Geese," Sword and Sorceress #8, DAW, 1991;   "A Clean Sweep," Superheroes, Ace, 1995. 
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  None
Contact Information:
Contact author's agent-
Merilee Heifetz
Writer's House
21 W. 26th St.
Manhattan, NY. 10010

Hannon, Irene

Genre: Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
In Name Only, Thomas Nelson, 1985; Portrait of Love, Thomas Nelson, 1985;When the Heart Takes Wing, Avalon, 1991; When Lilacs Bloom, Avalon, 1991;Spotlight on Love, Avalon, 1992; Mirror Image, Avalon, 1993; A Rainbow in the Glen, Avalon, 1993; A Delicate Balance, Avalon, 1994; Home For The Holidays,Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 1997; A Groom of Her Own, Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 1998; A Family to Call Her Own, Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 1998; It Had to Be You,Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 1999; One Special Christmas, Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 1999;The Way Home, Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 2000; Never Say Goodbye,Harlequin/Steeple Hill, 2002.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes, Italian

Hanson, Sharon Kinney

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Poetry, Biography, Missouri, Book Reviews, Feature Articles, Editorials/Commentary
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
AUTHORED: Directory of Art Museums & Galleries in Missouri, 1983, expanded 2nd edition, 1994; co-authored Katy Trail: Jefferson City to Boonville, Hiking, Walking, Bicycling Guide, 1992; Annotated and Illustrated Directory of Art Museums & Galleries in Missouri, 1983; The Life of Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash, 2004.
EDITED: Tyrant's Tears, A Collection of Poems by Betty Cook Rottmann, 1990; The First Anthology of Missouri Women Writers, 1987; Memories & Memoirs: Essays, Poems, Stories, Letters by Contemporary Missouri Authors, 2000.
CONTRIBUTED TO: Show-Me Missouri Women, Vol 1, 1988 & Vol II, 1993 (biosketches of Harriett Woods, Leonor Sullivan, Marianne Moore, Helen Stephens, Mona Van Duyn).
Numerous articles in newspapers and magazines (Kansas City Star, Missouri Magazine), and poetry in literary journals such as Helicon Nine, River Styx, The Sou'wester,and others.
Awards: Missouri Writer's Guild Literary Award, Best Poem; Missouri Writer's Guild Best Newspaper Article Award
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable

Harness, Cheryl

 

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Missouri
Audience: Children
Published Works:
Book written and illustrated: The Windchild, Holt, 1991; The Queen With Bees in Her Hair, Holt, 1993; Three Young Pilgrims, Bradbury Press, 1992; Young John Quincy, Bradbury Press, 1994; The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal, Macmillan, 1995; Papa's Christmas Gift, Simon and Schuster, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:  www.cherylharness.com
 

 

Harper, Cord

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Mystery/Science Fiction/Fantasy/Contemporary social issues/ Business/Economics/Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Flight of the Raptor, Writer's Club Press- iUniverse.com, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Yes
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Phone:  (573) 489-3647
E-mail:  cordharper@hotmail.com

Harris, Ellen Francis

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Dying to Get Married, Birch Lane, 1991; Gaurding the Secrets, Scribner, 1995
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
7542 York Dr.
Clayton, MO 63105- 2905
Phone: (314) 721- 8158
E-mail:  EFHarris46@aol.com

Harris, NiNi

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, St. Louis History and Architecture
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Legacy of Lions: A History of University City, University City Historical Society, 1981; A Grand Heritage: A History of Neighborhoods on St. Louis' Near South Side,1985; A History of Carondelet, Partice Press, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Harrison, David L.

Pen Name(s): Kennon Graham

Missouri County: Greene County

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy

Audience: Children

Published Works:
The Boy with a Drum, illustrated by Eloise Wilkin, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1969.
Little Turtle's Big Adventure, illustrated by J.P. Miller, Random House (New York, NY), 1969.
The Little Boy in the Forest, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1969.
About Me, Childcraft Education Corp., 1969.
The World of American Caves, Reilly & Lee, 1970.
The Case of Og, the Missing Frog, illustrated by Jerry Warshaw, Rand McNally (Chicago, IL), 1972.
(With Mary Loberg) The Backyard Zoo, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1972.
(With Mary Loberg) The Kingdom of the Sea, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1972.
(With Mary Loberg) The World of Horses, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1972.
(With Mary Loberg) The Terrible Lizards, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1972.
The Book of Giant Stories, illustrated by Philippe Fix, McGraw, 1972.
The Little Boy and the Giant, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1973.
Let's Go Trucks!, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1973.
Children Everywhere, illustrated by Gordon Laite, Rand McNally (Chicago, IL), 1973.
Piggy Wiglet and the Great Adventure, illustrated by Les Gray, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1973.
The Huffin Puff Express, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1974.
The Love Bug: Herbie's Special Friend, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1974.
The Busy Body Book, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1975.
Monster! Monster!, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1975.
The Pink Panther in Z-Land, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1976.
The Circus Is in Town, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1978.
Detective Bob and the Great Ape Escape, illustrated by Ned Delaney, Parents Magazine Press (New York, NY), 1980.
My Funny Bunny Phone Book, illustrated by Lyn McClure Butrick, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1980.
What Do You Know! Mind-Boggling Questions, Astonishing Answers, illustrated by Rod Ruth, Rand McNally (Chicago, IL), 1981.
The Snoring Monster, illustrated by Richard Walz, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1985.
Busy Machines, illustrated by Richard Walz, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1985.
Wake up, Sun!, illustrated by Hans Wilhelm, Random House (New York, NY), 1986, reprinted, 2003.
Little Boy Soup, Ladybird Books (England), 1989.
Somebody Catch My Homework: Poems, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1993.
When Cows Come Home, illustrated by Chris L. Demarest, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1994.
The Boy Who Counted Stars: Poems, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1994.
A Thousand Cousins: Poems of Family Life, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1996.
The Animals' Song, illustrated by Christ J. Demarest, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 1997.
The Purchase of Small Secrets: Poems, illustrated by Meryl Henderson, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 1998.
Wild Country: Outdoor Poems for Young People, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 1999.
(With Bernice E. Cullinan) Easy Poetry Lessons That Dazzle and Delight, Scholastic Professional Books (New York, NY), 1999.
Farmer's Garden: Rhymes for Two Voices, illustrated by Arden Johnson-Petrov, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2000.
(Adaptor) The Big Sleepover (based on "Clifford the Big Red Dog" series), illustrated by Ken Edward, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.
(Adaptor) The Big Surprise (based on "Clifford the Big Red Dog" series), illustrated by Carolyn Bracken and Ken Edwards, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.
(Adaptor) Dogs and Cats (based on "The Truth about Dogs and Cats" television program), illustrated by Josie Yee, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.
Johnny Appleseed: My Story, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka, Random House (New York, NY), 2001.
(Adaptor) The Doggy Detectives (based on "Clifford the Big Red Dog" series), Scholastic (New York, NY), 2001.
Dylan, the Eagle-Hearted Chicken, illustrated by Karen Stormer Brooks, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2002.
The Alligator in the Closet, and Other Poems around the House, illustrated by Jane Kendall, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2003.
The Mouse Was out at Recess, illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2003.
Connecting Dots: Poems of My Journey (memoir), illustrated by Kelley Cunningham Cousineau, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2004.
Miss Grubb, Super Sub! A Write-in Reader, illustrated by Page Eastburn O'Rourke, Random House (New York, NY), 2005.
Farmer's Dog Goes to the Forest: Rhymes for Two Voices, illustrated by Arden Johnson-Petrov, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2005.
Sounds of Rain: Poems of the Amazon, photographs by Doug Duncan, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2006.
Piggy Wiglet, illustrated by Karen Stormer Brooks, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2007.
Cave Detectives: Unraveling the Mystery of an Ice Age Cave, illustrated by Ashley Mims, photographs by Edward Biamonte, Chronicle Books (San Francisco, CA), 2007.
Bugs: Poems about Creeping Things, illustrated by Rob Shepperson, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2007.
Pirates, illustrated by Dan Burr, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2008.
Vacation: We're Going to the Ocean, illustrated by Rob Shepperson, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2009.
Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones: The Mystery of North America's First People, illustrated by Richard Hilliard, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2010.
A Monster Is Coming!, illustrated by Hans Wilhelm, Random House (New York, NY), 2011.
Cowboys, illustrated by Dan Burr, Wordsong (Honesdale, PA), 2012.

Earthworks Series:
Caves: Mysteries beneath Our Feet, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2001.
Rivers: Nature's Wondrous Waterways, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2002.
Volcanoes: Nature's Incredible Fireworks, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2002.
Oceans: The Vast, Mysterious Deep, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2003.
Earthquakes: Earth's Mightiest Moments, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2004.
Mountains: The Tops of the World, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2005.
Glaciers: Nature's Icy Caps, illustrated by Cheryl Nathan, Boyds Mills Press (Honesdale, PA), 2006.

Under Pseudonym Kennon Graham:
Smokey Bear Saves the Forest, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1971.
Lassie and the Big Clean-up Day, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1971.
Eloise and the Old Blue Truck, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1971.
Lassie and the Secret Friend, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1972.
My Little Book of Cars and Trucks, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1973.
Woodsy Owl and the Trail Bikers, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1974.
Land of the Lost: Surprise Guests, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1975.
The Pink Panther in the Haunted House, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1975.
The Pink Panther Rides Again, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1976.
My Little Book about Flying, Albert Whitman (Racine, WI), 1978.
Bugs Bunny in Escape from Noddington Castle, illustrated by Darrell Baker, Golden Press (Racine, WI), 1979.

Edits:
Peter Pan, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1964.
Cinderella, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1964.
Pinocchio, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1964.
The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1965.
A Christmas Carol, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1965.
The Three Pigs, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1966.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hallmark Books (Shelby, OH), 1966.
(With Sandy Asher) Dude! Stories and Stuff for Boys, Dutton (New York, NY), 2006.

Other:
Writing Stories: Fantastic Fiction from Start to Finish, Scholastic Reference (New York, NY), 2004.
Contributor of stories and poems to anthologies; contributor, under pseudonyms Arthur Kennon Graham and Kennon Graham, to The Witch Book, edited by Dorothy F. Haas, Rand McNally (Chicago, IL), 1976. Contributor to periodicals, including Creative Classroom, Family Circle, Hello Reader!, Highlights for Children, Journal of Reading, Reading Today, Senior Living, and Springfield News-Leader.

Adaptations:
Harrison's works have been adapted for audiocassette and for production on television and radio throughout the world. Somebody Catch My Homework was adapted for CD-ROM, Discis, 1994. Sandy Asher used Harrison's poetry as inspiration for the play Somebody Catch My Homework, 2002.

Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes

Awards:
Christopher Award, Christopher Foundation, 1973, for The Book of Giant Stories
Central State University Award for outstanding contributions to children's literature, 1978
Distinguished Alumni, Drury College, 1981
poet laureate, Drury University, 1983, 2008
Kentucky Blue Grass Award nominee, Kentucky State Reading Association, 1993, for Somebody Catch My Homework
Celebrate Literacy Award, Springfield Council of the International Reading Association (IRA), 1994 and 2002
Celebrate Literacy Award, Missouri State Reading Association, 1994; Friend of Education Award, Missouri State Teachers Association, 1994 and 2002
Children's Choice selection, IRA/Children's Book Council, 1994, for Somebody Catch My Homework, 1995, for When Cows Come Home, and 1997, for A Thousand Cousins
IRA Local Council Community Service Award, 2001, for "Sky High on Reading" literacy project
Missouri Governor's Humanities Award, 2001
International Honor Book selection, Society of School Librarians, 2002, for Caves, Mysteries beneath Our Feet
Friends of Education Award, Missouri State Teachers Association, 2002
Drury University Ernest R. Breech Hall of Fame, 2004
Missourian Award, Missouri Library Association, 2006
Missouri Library Literacy Award, 2007, for body of work
Best Books selection, Bank Street College of Education, 2007, for Glaciers, Nature's Icy Caps
100 Titles for Reading and Sharing selection, New York Public Library, 2007, and Notable Poetry Book selection, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2008, both for Bugs
NCTE Notable Poetry Book selection, 2008, and CYBILS Award nomination, both for Pirates
Best Book selection, Bank Street College of Education, 2008, for Piggy Wiglet
Society of American Archaeology Book of the Year nomination, 2010, and National Science Teachers Association Recommended selection, 2011, both for Mammoth Bones and Broken Stones
Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection, 2012, for A Monster Is Coming
numerous state commendations and inclusion in reading lists
Honorary doctorate from Missouri State University, 2005, and Drury University, 2008
David Harrison Elementary School, Springfield, MO, was named in Harrison's honor, 2009.

Speaking Engagements: Author accepts.

Fee for speaking: Yes

Contact Information:
2634 S. Skyline Drive
Springfield, MO 65804-4037
david@davidlharrison.com

Web site: http://www.davidlharrison.com


 

Harrison, Janis

Missouri County: Henry
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
A Flame in the Wind, NY: Nordon Publications, 1981; Bittersweet Storm, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1985
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: No over-night
Contact Information:
RR 1 Box 17
Windsor 65360-9704

Hastings, Ray

Missouri County: Ripley
Genre: Hobbies/Fishing Non-Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Bow Gigging, Acclaim Press, 2008.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Depends on cicrumstances
Limitations on travel: Varies
Contact Information:
Acclaim Press
P.O. Box 238
Morley, MO 63767
Phone: (573) 472-9800

Hawksley, Oscar (Oz)

Missouri County: Johnson
Genre: Nonfiction, Science/Medicine, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Missouri Ozark Waterways, Missouri Conservation Commission, 1965 (9 editions/revisions through 1989); "Cockroach Behavior" in Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field (ed. Allen W. Stokes), W.H. Freeman, 1968; "Conservation" in The All Purpose Guide to Paddling -- Canoe, Raft, Kayak (ed. Dean Norman), Great Lakes Living Press, 1976
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 200 miles
Contact Information:
1104 South Holden St.
Warrensburg 64093-2609

Hawley, Janet

Missouri County: Caldwell
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri, Historical/Genealogy
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
The Trials of Hez Rasco, Maryville, MO: Accent Printing, 1989; Life and Death in Nodaway County, Missouri 1890-1904, Accent Printing, 1991; The Murder of Dr. Talbott, Accent Printing, 1993
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:
408 East Arthur St.
Hamilton 64644-1207.

Hays, James C.

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
"I'm Just an Ordinairy Girl" The Sharon Kinne Story, Self-published, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Featured author at The Great American Book Festival, Kansas City, MO. 1998.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
Box 175
Sibley, Mo. 64088
E-mail: hannibal@kcnet.com

Hays, Otis Jr.

Missouri County: Barry
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Home from Siberia, Texas A&M University Press, 1990
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Contact Information:

Hazelwood, Ann

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Poetry, Travel, Other: How to books
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Pretty Polka Dots, Design Orginals, 2003 365 Thoughts and Dreams for QuiltersSchroeder Publishing, 2005 100 Things You Need To Know If You Own a Quilt,Schroeder Publishing 2008 100 Tips From Award Winning Quilters, Schroeder Publishing 2008 100 Sweet Treats For Quilters, Schroeder Publishing, 2010
100 Things To Do Around St. Charles, Virginia Publishing 2005
100 Best Kept Secrets of Missouri, Virginia Publishing 2007
100 Eats And Eateries of Missouri, Reedy Press, 2009
Festive Finds of Missouri, Reedy Press, 2010
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
ann@booksonthings.com

Heat-Moon, William Least

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Blue Highways: A Journey Into America, Little Brown, 1982; Prairy Erth, Houghton Mifflin, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
Contact Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co., 222 Berkeley, Boston, MA 02116

Heck, Boni

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Fiction, Romance
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Southern Rapture, Zebra Books--Kensington Publishing, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: No
Contact Information:
1090 Corisande Hills Road
Fenton 63026-6138

Heitsch, Leona Mason

Missouri County: Crawford
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essays, Travel, Health/Self help, Autobiography/Biography, Contemporary Social Issues, Science/Medicine, Missouri, History/Geneology/Outdoors/Farming
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Toward Wanting More: A Chronicle in the Life of a Deaf/Autistic Person, X Libris, 2008; Leaves: Poetry for Adults and Children, X Libris, 2008; Echoes of the Ridge,Steelville, MO: Coyote Press, 1985; New Rings for Old, Steelville, MO: Coyote Press, 1989.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Writes poetry in other languages
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 150 miles
Contact Information:
HC 1 Box 66
Bourbon 65441-9305

Henderson, Betty Craker

Missouri County: Barry
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Western, Missouri-related
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Child Support, Hard Shell Word Factory, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:
Variable
Contact Information:
840 S. Eisenhower
Monett, MO 65708-8200
Phone: (417) 235-3719
E-mail: betty@sofnet.com

Henrick, Richard P.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Silent Warriors, Zebra, 1985; The Phoenix Odyssey, Zebra, 1986; Counterforce, Zebra, 1987; Flight of the Condor, Zebra, 1987; When Duty Calls, Zebra, 1988;Under the Ice, Zebra, 1988; Vampire In Moscow, TSR, 1988; Beneath the Silent Sea, Zebra, 1988; Coy of the Deep, Zebra, 1989; Sea Devil, Zebra, 1990; The Golden U-Boat, Zebra, 1991; Sea of Death, Zebra, 1992; Due to  Oblivion, Zebra, 1993; Ecowar, Harper, 1993; Ice Wolf, Harper, 1994; Crimson Tide, Avon, 1995;Attach On the Queen, Avon, 1998; Nightwatch, Avon, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Depends on circumstances
Contact Information:
18350 Westwood Drive
Glencoe, MO 63038-1855
Phone: (314) 458-3432
E-mail: RHewr46133@AOL.com

Herd, Paul A.

Missouri County: Lawrence
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Chevelle Super Sport Restoration Guide, Motorbooks International, 1992; Charger, Road Runner, and Super Bee Restoration Guide, Motorbooks International, 1994;Charger, Road Runner, and Super Bee Color History, Motorbooks International, 1994; Chevrolet Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 1995; Ford Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 1995;  Barracuda, Challenger Restoration Guide, Motorbooks International, 1997;  Chrysler Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 1997;  Corvette 1968- 1982 Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 1999;  Chevrolet Pickup Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 2000;  Corvette 1963- 1967 Parts Interchgange Guide, Motorbooks International, 2001.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards:   Listed in Who's Who of Executives and Professionals as an Automotive Journalist in the 1996- 1997 edition.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel:  Variable
Contact Information:
Phone:  (417) 236-0077
E-mail:  Pah@mo-net.com

Hesse, Anna Kemper

Missouri County: Gasconade
Genre: Missouri-related Audience: Young Adult/Adult Published
Works: Hermann Maifest Pageants 1952- 1964, The Brush & Palette Club, Inc. 1980; Gasconade County Tours, Anna Hesse, 1975; Centenarians of Brick, Wood and Stone, Anna Hesse, 1981; Little Germany on the Missouri, University of Missouri Press, 1998; Selections from My Journey to America 1836- 1843, The Brush & Palette Club, Inc. 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author does not accept.
Contact Information:
The Brush & Palette Club
P.O. Box 145
Hermann, MO 65041
Phone: (573) 486-2633
Fax: (573) 486-3236
E-mail: ranlo@ktis.net

Hiestand, Jo A.

Missouri County: St. Louis
Genre: Mystery
Audience:Adult
Published Works: Death of an Ordinary Guy, Hillard & Harris, 2004; Sainted Murder, Hillard & Harris, 2005; On the Twelfth Night of Christmas, Hillard & Harris, 2005; Pearls Before Swine, Hillard & Harris, 2006.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
E-mail: me@joahiestand.com
Web site: www.joahiestand.com

Higgins, Frank

Missouri County: Jackson
Genre: Poetry, Missouri, Plays
Audience: Children/Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Starting from Ellis Island, BKMK Press; PLAYS: Peanutman -- A Visit from George Washington Carver, Pioneer Drama Service, 1994; Fat Lucy, St. Martins Press, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Contact Information:
12500 E. 53rd Terrace
Kansas City 64133-3144

Hiser, Constance

Missouri County:: Jasper
Genre:: Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Travel, Missouri
Audience: Children
Published Works:
No Bean Sprouts, Please!, Holiday House, 1989; Ghosts in Fourth Grade, Holiday House, 1991; Dog on Third Base, Holiday House, 1991; Critter Sitters, Holiday House, 1992; Sixth-Grade Star, Holiday House, 1992; Scoop Snoops, Holiday House, 1993; The Missing Doll, Holiday House, 1993; Night of the Werepoodle,Holiday House, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: travel expenses paid
Contact Information:
2018 Florida
Joplin, MO 64804

Hively, Kay

Missouri County: Newton
Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Red Hot and Dusty (Tales of Camp Crowder), Cassville, MO: Litho Publishers, 1983;First Harvest, self published, 1985; I'll Fly Away (The Story of Albert E. Brumley),Branson, MO: Mountaineer Books, 1990; A Thousand and One Questions About Neosho, self-published, 1992
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
600 West Hickory St.
Neosho 64850-1774

Hobbs, Michael I.

Missouri County: Stoddard
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works: Through Eyes of Stone, Sweetgum Press, 2003.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author does not accept.

Hodge, Leta

Missouri County: Audrain
Genre: Nonfiction, Essays, Missouri, History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Soldiers, Scholars, Gentlemen: The First One Hundred Years of the Missouri Military Academy, Missouri Military Academy, 1988; The Friend of Audrain: A History of Medicine in Audrain County, The Audrain Medical Center Physician Staff, 1985; A Legacy of Faith: The Story of the First Presbyterian Church, Mexico Missouri, Mexico, MO: First Presbyterian Church, 1976;  A Gathering of Our Days: Selected Writings on the History of Mexico and Audrain County, Missouri, 1997.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Hoerman, Michael

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult

Published Works: Chapbooks: Bad Rotten (Pudding House Publications, 2004).
Anthologies: Fuck Poems (Lavender Ink, 2012), The Bedside Guide to No
Tell Motel (No Tell Books, 2006), Mischief, Caprice and Other Poetic
Strategies (Red Hen Press, 2004), Off the Cuffs (Soft Skull Press,
2003). Journals: 2River View, Arkansas Literary Forum, Big Muddy,
Chiron Review, Freshwater, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Main Street Rag,
Potomac Review, Rockhurst Review, the museum of americana

Awards: Massachusetts Poetry Fellowship, 2004, selected by Naomi
Ayala, Mary Gan­non, Thomas Lux and Afaa Weaver; Artist-in-residence,
Spiva Center for The Arts, 1997.

Have any works been translated into other languages? No

Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.

Fee for speaking: Variable

Limitations on travel: None

Contact Information:
PO Box 572
Joplin, MO 64801

E-mail: mhoerman@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hogan, Judy

Missouri County: Jefferson
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
The Shade, Black Oaks Publishing
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Yes
Limitations on travel: 200 miles
Contact Information:
Heather Hurley, (314) 645-6080 (agent)

Holland, Antonio F.

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri, Missouri History/Afro-American History
Audience: Young Adult/Adult
Published Works:
Missouri's Black Heritage (co-authored with Lorenzo J. Greene and G. Kremer), St. Louis Forum Press, 1980; Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition (co-authored with Lorenzo J. Greene and G. Kremer), University of Missouri-Columbia Press, 1993; The Soldiers Dream Continued: A Pictorial History of Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City: Lincoln University Press, 1991
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Black History Month Speaker, Boston, MA Public Library, 1988
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: 150-200 miles
Contact Information:
306 West El Cortez Drive
Columbia 65203-3727

Holmes, Wayne

Missouri County: Stone
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Published Works: Rocky Comfort
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements: Author Accepts
Fee: Variable
Contact Information: mlhomes@sofanet.com

Holt, Glen E.

Missouri County:
Genre:: Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
St. Louis, New Viewpoints, 1977
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: paid travel expenses
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Horrell, Albert Ray

Missouri County: St. Charles
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
Published Works: This is My America, 1996; Pathways of My Heart, 1992; Songs and Memories, 1987.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Poets at Work Laureate, 1993; National Amateur Poet, 1985.
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
1025 Canlks Hill Rd.
St. Charles, MO. 68304-2613
Phone: (636) 447-3490

Houts, Amy

Missouri County: Nodaway
Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Missouri
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Picture books
Do Animals Talk? Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
What is it? Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
Clap, Clap: Clapping Games. Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
Yoga. Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
Think Like a Scientist. Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
She Digs Rocks (geologist Meenakshi Wadhwa). Pearson Learning Group, 2008.
Let's Exercise! Pearson Learning Group, 2007.
Symmetry Crafts. Pearson Learning, 2007.
The 100th Day of School. Pearson Learning, 2007.
Make and Use an Abax. Pearson Learning, 2007.
Pattern Fun. Pearson Learning, upcoming 2007.
Make an Animal Craft. Pearson Learning, 2007.
Dora the Explorer Preschool Adventure. Learning Horizons, 2006.
Sesame Street Countdown with the Count. Learning Horizons, 2006.
Dora the Explorer Addition. Learning Horizons, 2005.
Dora the Explorer Subtraction. Learning Horizons, 2005.
Dora the Explorer Safety. Learning Horizons, 2004.
Dora the Explorer Trace & Draw. Learning Horizons, 2004.
Winifred Witch and her Very Own Cat. Dalmatian Press, 2001.
On the Farm. Dalmatian Press, 2000.
The Princess and the Pea. Dalmatian Press, 1999.
An A*B*C Christmas. Standard Publishing, 1993.
Cookbooks for Children
Cooking Around the Country with Kids. Images Unlimited, upcoming in 2007.
Cooking Around the Calendar with Kids. Images Unlimited, 2001.
Learning Through Cooking Activities. Preschool Publications, 1993.
Articles:
Approximately 250 Feature Stories/Reporting, Nodaway News Leader, 8/99 - 8/05.
"Not-So-Fast-Food Bible Style," Clubhouse, January 2008.
"Hometown Hero Tom Brand: Cruising for Charity," American Profile, June 11, 2006.
"Creating a First Aid Kit," American Profile, December 25, 2005.
"Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen," American Profile, November 20, 2005.
"Homemade Ice Cream," American Profile, July 31, 2005.
"Carving a Jack O’ Lantern: a fun, family tradition," American Profile, October 17, 2004.
"Easter Eggs," American Profile, April 4, 2004.
"Let’s Talk Turkey," American Profile, November 30, 2003.
"POW Network Helps Find Answers," VFW Magazine, September, 2003.
"Cut Food Costs," American Profile, October 5, 2003.
"What’s for Lunch?"American Profile, August 10, 2003.
"Gifts for the Graduate," American Profile, April 6, 2003.
"A Valentine Celebration," Ladybug, February, 2003.
"Encouraging Hope in Young Children," My Self, My Family, My Friends: 26 Experts Explore Young Children’s Self-Esteem, Preschool Publications, Inc., 2000.
"Science in the Kitchen," Ladybug, November, 2000,.
Monthly column, "Preschooler in the Kitchen," in Parent and preschooler Newsletter, Preschool Publications, Inc., 1986-1998.
Children’s Stories
"Where?" Babybug, November, 2000.
Children’s Plays:
"Get Ready! For Baby Jesus," Christmas Programs for Children, Standard Publishing, 2003.
"If I had Lived When Jesus Lived," Easter Program Book, Standard Publishing, 1996.
Children’s Poetry:
"The Legend of the Christmas spider," Christmas Programs for Children, Standard Publishing, 2007
"Little Spiders Trick or Treat," Ladybug, upcoming, October, 2006.
"Christmas Wonder," Christmas Programs for Children, Standard Publishing, 2003.
"Counting Rhyme, " Ladybug, August 2003,.
"Month by Month with Mop," Ladybug, January, 2002. Cooking verses for each month with correlating recipes on-line.
"Snowman Smiles," Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations, January/February, 2002, reprinted in The Big All-Year Book of Holidays and Seasonal Celebrations, 2002.
"Snakes Never Slurp Their Soups: a time for table Manners,"My Self, My Family, My Friends: 26 Experts Explore Young Children’s Self-Esteem, Preschool Publications, Inc., 2000.
"Oh Rats!" Lollipops, May/Summer, 1997.
"Christmas Night," Sunshine Magazine, December 1990.
"The Five Senses of Christmas," Alive! for Young Teens, December 1985.
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Second Place Winner, Missouri Writer's Guild Best Juvenile Book Award, 2002; First Place Winner, Missouri Writer's Guild Major Work Award, 2002.
Contact Information:
26162 Ridge Drive
Maryville, Missouri 64468
Phone: (660) 562-3122
E-mail: sase@cebridge.net

Hubbard, Charlotte

Missouri County: Cole
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Missouri
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Colorado Captive, Zebra Books, 1991; Gambler's Tempting Kisses, Zebra Books, 1991; Colorado Moonfire, Zebra Books, 1992; Missouri Magic, Zebra Books, 1992;Sahara Splendor, Zebra Books, 1993; Outlaw Moon, Zebra Books, 1994
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: travel expenses paid
Contact Information:
Contact the Missouri Center for the Book

Humphry, Loren

Missouri County: Boone
Genre: Fiction/Nonfiction/Science/Medicine/Missouri-related
Audience: Adult
Published Works:
Medical Blemishes, Heathers Publishing, 1997; Quinine and Quarantine:   Missouri Medicine through the Years, University of Missouri Press, 2000.
Have any works been translated into other languages? Yes
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking:  Variable
Limitations on travel: No
Contact Information:
3462 Woodrail Terrace
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone:  (573) 443-8213
Fax:  (573) 874-9242
E-mail:  lorenh@tranquility.net

Hunter, Julius K.

Missouri County: St. Louis City
Genre: Nonfiction, Textbooks, Journalism, Autobiography/Biography, Missouri
Audience: Children/Adult
Published Works:
Absurd Alphabedtime Stories, St. Louis: Bethany Press, 1976; Broadcast News: The Inside Out, St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1980; Kingsbury Place: The First 200 Years,St. Louis: C.V. Mosby, 1982; Westmoreland and Portland Places, University of Missouri Press, 1988;  Honey Island:  A Broadcaster's Search for His Mississippi Roots, Virginia Publishing Corp, 1999
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Contact Information:
KMOV-TV, 1 S. Memorial Dr., St. Louis 63102-2429

Hurst, Beth

Missouri County: Lawrence
Genre: Nonfiction, Education
Audience:  Adult
Published Works:
Books:  How to Find a Teaching Job:  A Guide for Success, Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2000; Professionalism in Teaching, Merrill/Prentice Hall, (in press); Keeping the Light in Your Eyes: A Guide to Helping teachers Discover, Remember, Relive, and Rediscover the Joy of Teaching, Holcomb Hathaway Inc., 1999; Teacher Study Groups for Professional Development, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundationl, 1996
Book Chapter:  Cooperative Learning in Secondary Schools: Theory, Models, and Strategies, Garland Press, 1995
Journal Articles:  Living Learning Logs, The Journal of Reading Education, (in press); Poetry in Math, The Missouri Reader,  (in press);  Showcasing Portfolios in College Literacy Classrooms, The Journal of Reading Education,  (in press); Five Principals for keeping the light in your eyes as you teach, The Mailbox Teacher,  (in press); Games Make Reading Meaningful in Content Area Classrooms, The Reading Professor,  (1998); A Teaching reading Mistake that Wasn't, The Reading Teacher, 1998; Person Working Equals Person Learning, The Journal of Reading Education,  1998);
Have any works been translated into other languages? No
Awards: Southwest Missouri State University College of Education Research Award-   1998
Speaking Engagements:Author accepts.
Fee for speaking: Variable
Limitations on travel: None
Contact Information:
21269 Highway Z
Everton, MO. 65646-9507
Phone: (417) 836- 5825
E-mail:  BethHurst@mail.smsu.edu
Web site: http://bear1.smsu.edu/beh569f