Short tours will be available upon request during the 90 minutes allowed for lunch or, you may explore on your own.
All authors will be available, between 2:45 and 3:30, for further visiting, book signings. As well, other local authors' books will also be available.
About Our Guest Speakers
Eunice Boeve grew up in Northwest Montana and Idaho. Her mother was a voracious reader. Her father, more of an oral story teller, did write a book about his cowboy years. She met her husband, a native Kansan, in Idaho. They eventually moved to Phillipsburg, KS were they raised their family.
The first time she submitted a writing and received a rejection was in the 6th grade. Since then her books have won various awards including two Kansas Author’s Club yearly awards, three Kansas Reading Circle books... one a Kart kids book list award, one was selected as a Kansas Notable Book, and one was chosen by then Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to sign and send to a school devastated by hurricane Katrina.
Every year for seven years, she has written an eight-week serial story for Kansas’ Newspapers in Education and for two years a monthly story for children for The Kansas Traveler. She has also written and presented programs on our local county history for the yearly Fund raiser for the Huck Boyd Center.
Currently, she is working on a memoir that will include examples of God’s work in our lives and how those in the spirit world can and do communicate with loved ones still residing here on earth.
Tammie J. Benham is currently a Youth Services Consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System, Iola, KS. She has attained degrees in M.L.S., Library and Information Science, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, and an M.S., Early Childhood Special Education, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.
Her field of interests include
engagement of the family in shaping literacy experiences during early childhood.
the role of the information professional in facilitating interactions between young children and family member
the role of the information dissemination process in developing the skills of staff;
Interdisciplinary cooperation in meeting the developmental needs of young children and families
Recent (Benham, T.J.) publications include:
Trauma-informed professional development. SRRT Newsletter, American Library Association. [On-line] (2019, June).
Reflections on picture book reorganization into browsing bins. MOInfo. (2018, July)
Promoting family engagement through storytime. MOInfo. (2018, March)
Editor). KansasChild. (2012, Spring
Don't Stick a Bean Up Your Nose. (2011)
Off the beaten path can be close to home. Vagabundo. [On-line] (2011)
Ron Smith is an attorney at Smith Burnett & Hagerman in Larned, KS Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Ron Smith served as general counsel to the Kansas Bar Association and most recently counsel for the Community Development division of the Kansas Department of Commerce. A Navy photojournalist in the Vietnam conflict, he was a part of the AFVN-Saigon, the radio station made famous in “Good Morning, Vietnam” with Robin Williams.
Smith graduated from Kansas Wesleyan in 1973 and Washburn Law School in 1976. He is past president of the Larned Rotary Club and a current member of the Western Writers Association of America.
In Oct. 2008, the University of Missouri Press published Smith’s biography of Thomas Ewing, Jr. a noted lawyer, judge, Free State advocate and general in the Union Army during Bleeding Kansas and the Civil Way. He has lectured widely though out Kansas and Missouri on this topic.
He has also written a novel The Wastage when Lincoln almost lost control of the civil war to a cabal of Senators who thought they could run the war better as a committee. To learn more about his writing endeavors, please visit ronsmithbooks.com
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