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Kate Chopin Honored with Bronze Bust on “Writer’s Corner”

Kate Chopin Honored with Bronze Bust on “Writer’s Corner” by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor “The delicious breath of rain was in the air.”  Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour While a light and delicious spring rain fell, a crowd of literary supporters, art lovers, cultural enthusiasts, family members, and community advocates attended the unveiling…

Joy the Baker Cookbook Event

Joy the Baker Cookbook Event by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor Joy Wilson walked into Left Bank Books and shyly hid during her introduction, where it was announced that she had created a blog four years ago that the London Times had just cited as now among the “Top Fifty Blogs in the World.” It was…

Lisa See Talks Books

Lisa See Talks Books by Tif Sweeney, Walrus Contributor Author Lisa See has written a multitude of novels born of her rich Chinese ancestry. From Snow Flower and the Secret Fan that focuses on the expired tradition of foot binding and a form of secret writing among the women to Shanghai Girls featuring sisters who…

Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books

Gloria Feldt Takes “No Excuses” at Left Bank Books by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor “No Excuses. Sounds harsh, right?” Feminist icon Gloria Feldt openly shared her unfettered opinions with the audience at her March 8 appearance at Left Bank Books. Feldt never intended her new release to be called No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can…

Chatting with Amanda E. Doyle

Chatting with Amanda E. Doyle by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor When I was a child, I remember being given a wooden Advent calendar which had little doors on it. Each day, I got to open a door, and behind each was a surprise. This year, I came across a similar gift in the form of…

From the Publisher’s Desk – The Publishing Process

In the past few months, many readers and writers in our growing Walrus family have asked me the following question: “How does a book get published?” As a reader, I have asked myself this question numerous times, mostly because I couldn’t believe that someone actually published what I was reading. As a publisher, I ask…

A Night with J.A. Jance

A Night with J.A. Jance by Tiffany Sweeney, Walrus Contributor On the last Friday night of February, I once again headed out to the Saint Louis County Library Headquarters for yet another one of their amazing author events.  For this night, it was the best-selling author of more than 40 suspense novels, J.A. Jance, complete…

Another Success For Renner’s Monthly Showcase

Another Success For Renner’s Monthly Showcase by our Mystery Reporter at the Scene! A gathering of over forty poetry lovers came together at Duff’s Restaurant in the Central West End this past Monday, February 27th. Tony Renner’s “chance operations” series pleased the crowd, as always.  Starting off the show was musician Matt Harrish of Bunnygrunt,…

Claire Applewhite – Mystery Writer

Claire Applewhite – Mystery Writer by Jaime Kelley, Walrus Contributor Local Mystery Author, Claire Applewhite, recently launched Candy Cadillac, the third book in her ‘Nam Noir Series. I had the pleasure of talking with Claire about her work and her success, and she shared some excellent pointers for writers aspiring to publish. Thank you for…