....I tackle freelance stories for a variety of clients. Here is my most recent piece for the Kansas Leadership Center's Journal magazine.
The sky is tremendous theater in Kansas.
Perhaps that is why I was not all that surprised to learn that Clyde Tombaugh, the astronomer who discovered Pluto, lived as a teen and young adult on his family’s farm near Burdett, only a few dozen miles from our own farm.
There was plenty of buzz around Local Author Day at the Advanced Learning Library in downtown Wichita on Saturday.
....and don't even know it.
This footage from last year's Local Author Day appeared in a story Wednesday about this year's event, which is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the downtown branch of the Wichita library.
I know this time of year can be busy with end-of-summer trips and Back to School preparation, but I hope you can swing by the Advanced Learning Library in downtown Wichita for Local Author Day between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Exciting news: a short story of mine has been accepted for a future issue of 105 Meadowlark Reader, a quarterly magazine featuring creative nonfiction pieces by writers who live in Kansas or have lived in the state at some point.
The annual Local Author Day is coming up next month at the downtown Wichita library. I will be among 100 authors at what is always a fun afternoon.
Last month, I was asked to appear on Kansas City’s public radio station, KCUR, to discuss whether Tornado Alley had become a thing of the past because we have seen so few tornadoes in Kansas and the Southern Plains (at least, in comparison to historical averages) in recent years.
“Why has the sun gone down in the middle of the afternoon?”
I still didn’t need all of the fingers on one hand to tell you how old I was, yet I knew something was terribly wrong.
Cheryl Unruh is a gifted chronicler of the Kansas existence, and her most recent book, Gravedigger's Daughter, is a collection of essays on her father and growing up in the central Kansas hamlet of Pawnee Rock.