We've enjoyed the writing of wonderful authors. Here are those who have written for us in the past.
I grew up determined to shake the prairie grass from my heels and leave
Kansas for the bright lights and golden opportunities I was sure awaited me.
But a K-State journalism degree later, I somehow just stayed. And stayed.
And got married and had kids and realized how much it really means to say,
"Well, it's a great place to raise children." I left the full-time newspaper
business seven years ago to be at home with kids and started freelancing. I
now work a fulltime freelance business, writing for magazines, newspapers,
and ghost-writing and editing books.
was the co-owner of an art business and an advertising
director before beginning my academic career. My real-world
experience has helped me teach at four different universities:
Middle Tennessee, Nebraska, Southern Illinois and
K-State. I came to K-State in 1986, and received the
Stamey Teaching Award three years later
in the rural Kansas community of Belleville, I had
the typical farming childhood. Growing up, my siblings
and I were very active in 4-H, FFA, sports, raising
livestock and helping out on the farm. My large-extended
family taught me to value the love and closeness we
share. I cherish the security of the simple life,
yet I also enjoy the energy a city provides. Luckily,
I am able to find both in Kansas. Currently, I am
a student at Kansas State University majoring in Journalism
and Mass Communications and Nutrition. My majors greatly
reflect my personal interests: I find people fascinating
so writing about them and for them seemed like a perfect
fit. On the side with the company of my friends and
family, I enjoy skydiving, boxing and attending K-State
activities in Manhattan.
I'm a native of Chester, NE, returned home to help small businesses in my former rural community. I am an employee of Wichita State University and accepted the newly created position with the Kansas Small Business Development Center in June 2003 to begin helping small businesses in North Central Kansas. The service to North Central Kansas began when Cloud County Community College agreed to partner with Wichita State University to provide a Small Business Development Center for 11 counties in North Central Kansas. SBDC provides quality, confidential, management counseling at no cost as well as affordable training seminars to both start-up and existing small businesses.