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Transcending Life’s Tragedies

BY Angel Tran — A May 2019 graduate from Wichita, Kansas

After enduring the effects and aftershocks of gun violence three times, Todd Allen Smith shares his story of survival

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I will have a booth in the 1st Edwardsville Book Festival on Sept. 7 from 9 am – 4 pm in the park by the library (Edwardsville City Park) 101 S. Buchanan St.

This will be a day of fun, including other local authors & booksellers, crafts for sale, published author panel discussions, fun activities for kids, musical entertainment, and food & drink.

Come and hear Jennifer Ward, Sela Carsen, and other authors with the Missouri Romance Writers of America, members of the St. Louis Writers Guild, and local writers groups.

These discussions will interest both avid readers and aspiring writers. Topics include writing for children, mixing genres, writing for yourself and not the market, selling locally, and information about local writing groups.

Everyone is welcome – we’d love for you to drop by while you’re enjoying the rest of the book festival!

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Honorable Mention Awarded

I have received an Honorable Mention for the 2019 Rainbow Awards. Thank you to all those who have supported my book and look for my Travel Memoir in 2020!

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MY FUTURE WRITING PROJECTS AT MY BLOG AT THATAWAYDAD.COM

https://www.thatawaydad.com/

 

F59LB3nk_400x400Follow the link for a news segment I was a part of on the the Kirkwood City hall shooting that happened 11 years ago this week.

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BY SARA LAWSON STAFF WRITER DIGITAL JOURNAL
 
Todd Allen Smith has been shot twice in his life.

The first shooting took place during a robbery in Delaware in 1997. The second time was during the Kirkwood City Council shooting in 2008, where six people were killed, while he was working as a reporter.

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Author Panelist For SLPA

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I will be an author panelist for the St. Louis Publishers Association: Author Successes and Failures program on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Argus Room at the Richmond Heights Community Center at 8001 Dale Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63117.

The event is free for members and $10 for non-members guests. Guest fee will be applied to membership if you decide to join at that meeting.  Click HERE for more information.

Fall Book Signings

 

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Friday, Nov. 30

Book signing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, at Henry’s Coffee Shop, 11 E. 8th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

The signing is part of Final Friday’s in Lawrence, a fun time to checkout the art scene in Lawrence!

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Saturday, Dec. 1

Book signing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Reader’s World, 503 N Maguire St, Warrensburg, MO.

If you live in the Kansas City or Central Missouri Area this is your chance to get a book signed by me!

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Book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at Prospero’s Books, 1800 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111.

Take the time to checkout this awesome bookstore for your book treasures!