It took just one year for five Eastern Kentucky University faculty members to write and publish “Shadows Over Banshee Ridge,” their first collabo-novel about a fictional eastern Kentucky county beset by corruption – and rival tribes of bigfoots.
That’s right: bigfoots, as in sasquatches.
“Prince of Peace: Zulma’s Story,” Marie Mitchell’s latest novel for middle and high school readers, marks several firsts for the Richmond author.
Kentucky authors Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith were at Renfro Valley in November, 2011, when an episode of the TV show “Finding Bigfoot” was taped. Many Kentuckians shared personal accounts of Bigfoot sightings near their home towns.
An after-school arts program for girls at Clark Moores Middle School, called the Pencil Breakers, is being continued — and expanded to Michael Caudill Middle School for 2012-2014. That’s thanks to a nearly $30,000 grant awarded by the Steele-Reese Foundation which funded the original program.
What if there’s a chance that an extinct bird is still around? That’s the premise of a new book for teens and tweens by Eastern Kentucky University professors Marie Mitchell and Mason Smith.
The familiar Shaker song, “Simple Gifts,” is about discovering one’s own unique talents and gifts. That’s exactly what 10-year-old Tad Johnson struggles with in the new Kentucky-based novel for young readers, “’Tis a Gift,” by Rebecca Mitchell Turney and Marie Mitchell.