Like a River
by Kathy Wiechman
Release Date: April 7, 2015
I am tickled to devote this blog to debut author Kathy Wiechman whose historical fiction novel Like a River will be released in early April. It has received a starred review from KIRKUS as well as other reviews like this one:
-Richard Peck, Newbery Medalist for A Year Down Yonder
Jennifer's Review: (Some Spoilers)
"From Jackson Square to the Mississippi River, the story sparkles with French phrases, New Orleans colloquialisms, and vibrant, comic-book-style artwork depicting the city’s characters and treasures." - Back Cover
I am a writer of Children's and Young Adult books. I received my MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN, and am an active member of SCBWI. I also have my MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children and happily worked as a Children's Librarian for nearly 20 years. One of my favorite activities was reading books aloud to kids, especially to school-aged kids. Like the kids, I enjoy having stories read to me, so I listen to many of my books on audio and serve on audio judging committees.
Another favorite activity is creating fun snacks for library programs, friends, and family. I do that a lot and continually search for more ideas.
I have a very large Russian Blue mix cat named Bosley from the shelter, and a rescue dog named Prince Albert. He's a Cavapoo, which means he's part Cavalier King Charles and part poodle, and adorable. I am married and live in Dayton, Ohio with my husband Rod.
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