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Women in Comics


by Mark W. Tiedemann Superhero costumes have always been kind of silly. A few were decided cool, but come on, briefs worn on the outside?  I never understood that.  But on the other hand, anyone gutsy enough to do that was probably not someone you wanted to mess with. Maybe that was the point. As…

A True Professional: Chatting with Picture Book Author, Jeanie Franz Ransom


by Margo Dill Jeanie Franz Ransom is a successful picture book writer, workshop leader, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) member, and former elementary school counselor. She also persevered through the murky waters of submissions and rejections for ten years, before she joined SCBWI and decided to get serious. Now, she is the author…

Jody Feldman: St. Louis’ Own Game Maker

Jody Feldman

by Margo L. Dill Jody Feldman, the St. Louis award-winning children’s author of The Gollywhopper Games series and The Seventh Level, may have enjoyed working as a treasure hunter, a codebreaker, a movie director, an artist, and an inventor. But the most exciting part about writing is she can explore all those occupations and adventures…

Missouri Writers Guild Conference Nets Record Breaking Early Bird Registration Numbers

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The 99th Annual Missouri Writers’ Guild Conference has broken its previous early bird registration record. Currently, approximately 70 writers from throughout the country are registered to attend the “Fifty Shades of Writing” conference. The event will take place Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13, 2014, in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Registration remains open through…