Skylark is committed to supporting our local writers, and so we’re very pleased to host a session of the Columbia Writers’ Guild Quarterly Reading Series on Wednesday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. Come and listen to new work by the following authors:
- Aaron Fox, Children’s Author, member of the Tom Bradley morning radio show. He will be releasing a children’s book about Truman the Tiger this spring. His first children’s book, The Secret Life of Sloan the Sloth came out last March.
- Melinda Hemmelgarn, Poet/Activist, registered dietitian, host of Food Sleuth Radio, which airs Thursday evenings at 5 p.m. on KOPN. Her poetry has been published in Interpretations. She writes poetry to create empathy for the human condition and promote social and environmental justice.
- Rexanna Ipock-Brown, novelist, author of fiction and non-fiction. Her first novel is a paranormal romance that includes a hybrid witch/wolf, smoking hot shifters and vampires, swoon-worthy love scenes, naughty language and a dash of violence to spice things up. When she is not writing about Rosemary, her friends and family, she runs a successful psychic service which gives her plenty of ideas.
- Stephen Paul Sayers, novelist, is a college professor and bestselling author of supernatural thriller and horror fiction. His first two novels, A Taker of Morrows and Soul Dweller, were published in 2018 by Hydra Publications, his short fiction has appeared in Unfading Daydream and Well Versed.
- Steve Wiegenstein, novelist, author of three novels set in nineteenth-century Missouri: Slant of Light, This Old World, and The Language of Trees. Slant of Light was the runner-up for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction for 2012, and The Language of Trees received the 2018 Walter Williams Major Work Award from the Missouri Writers Guild. A selection from Slant of Light is forthcoming in The Literature of the Ozarks from the University of Arkansas Press next month.