Kansas Author Marks a Milestone with Book Series Kickoff

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA -- Kansas author Jennifer Marie Brayton’s latest writing journey will take her full circle on Sunday, March 4th when she returns to the Topeka Room (second floor) for a one-hour author talk at 2:00pm.

“Brayton uses the library’s resources and staff to enrich her works of historical fiction. We are excited to have played a part in her writing process. She is passionate about her work. Now it’s time for her readers to enjoy the fruits of her labor,” said Charity Rouse, Special Collections librarian.

The first in the series is a coming-of-age book featuring protagonist Alana Marie McClaire (Ali), a young lady in Wild West-era Kansas. The Adventures of Alana Marie McClaire: Book 1: The Early Years is an historical fiction novel set in Wamego, Kansas (also the author’s native town). The story follows Ali from her birth in 1855 through her young adult years. Ali was born with the magical gifts of horse whispering and “the sight,” which comes into bigger play in Book 2, due out later in 2012.

Brayton was born in Wamego, but moved to Paxico at age 7. She is a graduate of Wabaunsee High School in Alma. She is a student in the Bachelor of Integrated Studies program at Washburn University and now lives in Topeka.

Books available for purchase and signing after the program.


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