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Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors
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Collaboration: Key for Musician Authors

by Meagan Frank

Grammy-winning children’s Americana folk artists The Okee Dokee Brothers, award-winning solo indie pop/rock artist Korby Lenker, and legendary country music singer and songwriter Whisperin’ Bill Anderson are all music makers who have made careers of songwriting. Compelled by storytelling, these artists have most comfortably navigated the world of notes and audiences, and each has recently found ways to tell stories on the pages of books as well. Their journeys can teach every storyteller a thing or two about the power of collaboration. […]

Books & Babies: Sally Hepworth on Writing & Motherhood
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Books & Babies: Sally Hepworth on Writing & Motherhood

by Terri Barnes

Authors often compare producing books to birthing babies, and novelist Sally Hepworth finds more than the usual similarities, including the nine months it takes her to write a book. She’s now awaiting the arrival of her third baby and publication of her fourth book, The Mother’s Promise. Birthing and mothering are prevalent themes throughout her writing. Her books are not all about having babies, however. Through the lens of motherhood, Sally examines a variety of topics in her writing: single parenting, infertility, children with special needs, aging parents. […]

Muir’s Words Continue to Inspire Love of Nature
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Muir’s Words Continue to Inspire Love of Nature

by Alexander Pavlicin

John Muir, often called “The Father of Our National Parks” wrote about the beauty of America’s natural lands and the spiritual interconnectedness of humanity and nature. His writings influenced a grieving President Theodore Roosevelt to establish additional national parks, monuments, and federally-protected forests. President Barack Obama continued the legacy, using executive action to protect more than 265 million acres of public land and water. As the National Park Service celebrates its centennial anniversary, Muir’s words continue to inspire people of all ages to enjoy nature and preserve our natural resources. […]