KANSAS AUTHOR DINNER
2014 Kansas Author Dinner
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wichita Marriott, 9100 Corporate Hills Drive
Tickets: $50 per person
Marci Penner | kansassampler.org
Penner's two books, the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook and The Kansas Guidebook for Explorers, showcase and explore the best of Kansas. The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook beautifully describes Kansas' greatest architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history, and people. The featured “wonders” were voted on by readers in a contest giving the book an authentic sense of Kansas pride.
Samantha Bennett | samanthabennettbooks.com
Samantha Bennett grew up in Wichita and Andover, Kansas where she fondly remembers reading Nancy Drew novels and acting. Bennett performed in productions at Wichita Children's Theatre, Music Theatre for Young People, and Music Theatre of Wichita. Her favorite shows were Best Christmas Pageant Ever and Oliver!
Bennett has a degree in Psychology from The University of Central Florida where her love for writing was fostered through a creative writing class.
Her budding writing career started with her first young adult inspirational novel, Penumbra, and continues with her second, Chasing Xaris.
Robert Rebein | robertrebein.com
Latest novel, Dragging Wyatt Earp: A Personal History of Dodge City, describes life growing up in the iconic Kansas town.