Author Rod Beemer honored at Kansas Book Festival for his latest title

Author Rod Beemer honored at Kansas Book Festival for his latest title
Author Rod Beemer was a featured speaker at the 2016 Kansas Book Festival at the State Capitol in Topeka, Kansas, on September 10, 2016. (Photo – Dawn Beemer)

Rod Beemer’s book, Notorious Kansas Bank Heists: Gunslingers to Gangsters, was selected as a 2016 Kansas Notable Book. Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library.

Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback joins author Rod Beemer for a snapshot upon presenting him with a 2016 Kansas Notable Book award. (Photo – State of Kansas)

Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages promotion of all the titles on that year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

Rod Beemer pauses a moment from the Festival activities seated on the page bench in front of the Senate Chambers rostrum in the Capitol building. (Photo – Dawn Beemer)

Kansas first lady Mary Brownback championed the idea of having a Kansas Book Festival after being inspired by a book written by first lady Laura Bush and her work with the Texas Book Festival. In addition to the festival that showcases local and other authors, the nonprofit organization has been able to award more than $58,000 to public and school libraries over the past five years. Recently, she answered questions about its mission and future. Read her interview for the Topeka Capital-Journal.

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