Written in Kansas – Interviews with Kansas Writers

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Welcome fellow writers, fellow readers!

As a writer, I’m intrigued by how other writers work their craft. I’m curious about their process, their struggles, their joys, where they write, how they develop ideas, and what they’ve written. 

Through these interviews we’ll step into the minds of Kansas writers, some who you’ll know, some who will probably be new to you. Some have written for decades, some are relative newcomers. 

I love writers, this is my tribe. The writers I know are passionate about their craft, they’re fun to be around, and they are incredibly supportive of each other. That is something to celebrate. 

Ready to meet some writers? Scroll down. 🙂

To contact me via email: WrittenInKansas <at> gmail <dot> com. Via snail mail: Cheryl Unruh, P.O. Box 1215, Emporia, KS 66801. 

Author Michael Graves

Michael D. Graves has written three books, all published by Meadowlark Books of Emporia, Kansas: Green Bike (with co-authors Kevin Rabas and Tracy Million Simmons) was published in 2014, To Leave a Shadow in 2015 (a 2016 Kansas Notable Book),...

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Author Roy Beckemeyer

Roy Beckemeyer is one of those people who makes you feel comfortable in his presence. He's a poet, a retired aerospace engineer, a man who loves the arts. He wields an incredible vocabulary. He's a kind human being, a gentleman. He's been Poet of the Year...

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Author Grant Overstake

Wichita. 1968. Gasoline is no longer allowed to be pumped into glass containers because of a rash of firebombs. A troubled 13-year-old boy is growing up in a racist white home. A black family moves next door. Fellow writer Tracy Million Simmons recommended...

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Author Ronda Miller

RONDA MILLER was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, adopted by her grandparents, and raised on their farm in Northwest Kansas west of St. Francis near the Arikaree Breaks. She lives in Lawrence and has a son, Scott, and a daughter, Apollonia. She is a recent...

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Author Jim Potter

Hello, writing and reading friends - I thought it would be fun to interview someone totally unfamiliar to me, so I picked Jim Potter who lives near Hutchinson. To get to know Jim a bit, I read his debut novel, Taking Back the Bullet. Jim Potter had a long career at a...

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Author Hazel Hart

Hazel Hart is a novelist. She writes both historical and present-day fiction. Because she understands human nature, she creates characters a reader can believe in. One thing I love about Hazel is her dedication to writing. She’s at her desk every morning...

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Author Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

Welcome, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg to Written in Kansas! It’s quite an honor to have you join us - I’ve been a fan of your work for many years. You’ve written at least a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir. You’ve put together anthologies. You were the Kansas Poet...

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Author Randy Attwood

Meet Randy Attwood.Hey, writers and readers - I'm so excited to start this series of interviews with Kansas writers! Thanks for joining us!My very first interview for Writing in Kansas is Randy Attwood. Now Randy lives across the river in Missouri, but he...

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