Archive for Thursday, October 17, 2013

Award-winning author to speak at historical society

October 17, 2013

Lisa Harkrader, award-winning Tonganoxie author and illustrator will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site, 201 W. Washington St., Tonganoxie. Harkrader has written 20 books for children, as well as hundreds of shorts stories.

Her book “Airball: My Life in Briefs” received the William Allen White Award, as well as the Juvenile Literary Award from the Friends of American Writers. It also was named a Kansas Notable Book.

Another of her books, “The Adventures of Beanboy,” also is a Kansas Notable Book and William Allen White Award nominee. The book is about a boy who loves comic books. The book combines her two loves — writing and art — in one project. It’s about a boy who loves comic books. A sequel, “Cool Beans: The Adventure Continues,” is set to be published next May.

The historical society meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact Bill Peak at 913-484-4825.


William Peak 4 years, 8 months ago

Lisa will have autographed books for sale. Nice Christmas gift for young person. Bill Peak


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