Get ready! This blog is going to show my age, but I’ll be attending a reunion with classmates from my elementary school tonight so you’ll have to forgive my nostalgia. I’m a total eighties kid, meaning I was born in the seventies and grew up in the eighties. I graduated from high school in the early nineties and just as I became a legal adult, brick size cell phones that you would have never even considered sliding into your back pocket emerged. Prior to that, folks with car phones (adults) and pagers (I had a pager!) were the cool ones. In grade school, I had the non-pleasure of playing DOS games such as The Oregon Trail on a Macintosh at school. At the time, I didn’t particularly care for learning how to use the computer or their floppy disks. It looked something like this… I did love to read and … click here to read the full article.
Recently, I was invited to attend an Author’s Fair at the public library in my hometown. I met some pretty amazing people and had the privilege of rubbing elbows with folks who’ve been on their writing journey for way longer than I have. Afterward, I was inspired to do a blog series to highlight some of these individuals and their work. I would like to thank Miranda, from the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, for reaching out to these authors and begging on my behalf for their time and attention. Please help me to welcome Robert Collins. He is my first guest. Robert! Thanks for being willing to speak with me. R: You’re welcome. Thanks for having me. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up? Have you lived in Kansas your whole life? R: I grew up around the Wichita area, and I’ve lived in the state my whole life. … click here to read the full article.