Jun 27

Are We Feeling Better Yet?

Some contributing writers and the editors at the book launch today, 11/19, for the fabulous new anthology Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Health Care in America (Penultimate Press), edited by Colleen McKee and Amanda Stiebel. Book will be on Amazon.com very soon; $19.95; click here to see and order directly from the publisher, St. Louis's only nonprofit press. The book -- 21 essays, three years in the making -- will make a great holiday gift for any woman finding herself in contact with the U.S. health care hydra. In the photo, left to right: Amanda Stiebel, Cathy Luh, Janet Edwards, Corrine McAfee, Denise Bogard, Colleen McKee, Catherine Rankovic. Penultimate Press, run by Winnie Sullivan, is a nonprofit organization. Taken at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Apr 30

Meet Us May 7 at Left Bank Books

You are cordially invited to Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. to join me and friends and a busload of curiosity-seekers (touring St. Louis Independent bookstores by bus that day!) -- celebrating our books and Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis (published 13 months ago!). Featuring THREE of the Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis interviewees, in person: Kathleen Finneran, Harper Barnes and Qiu Xiaolong! And two book publishers! Friends, all with their books for buying and signing, and eager to talk with you, will be:

  • Kathleen Finneran, author of The Tender Land, a memoir
  • International bestselling mystery novelist Qiu Xiaolong, his latest, The Mao Case, published in 14 languages
  • Harper Barnes, journalist, novelist, editor, and historian, latest book, Never Been a Time, about the East St. Louis Riot of 1917
  • Winnie Sullivan, publisher, Penultimate Press, publisher of Meet Me: Writers in St. Louis
  • Lisa Miller, publisher, Walrus Publishing, publisher of FloodStage: An Anthology of St. Louis Poets
  • Claire Applewhite, author of noir detective novels, the latest featuring the Coral Courts Motel: St. Louis Hustle
  • Suzanne Rhodenbaugh, prizewinning poet, author of The Whole Shebang
Fantastic collection of top St. Louis writers and publishers! Support your local independent bookstore, Left Bank Books the RULER of them all!