Lissa Staley

Biography

As Project Organizer for the Community Novel Project of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, I encourage dozens of writers, editors, narrators and professionals to work together collaboratively to create, serialize and publish a work of fiction. We teach and learn hands-on skills for independent publishing from premise to book launch. Our books are shared freely with readers.

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Books

Twisting Topeka
Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
We each experience and envision our own version of Topeka. In these stories, 18 writers twist the past and future to explore alternate possibilities for our community. These stories will make you question what you know about the past and frighten you about what the future could hold. What if....? Read this collection from the 2016 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Community Novel Project.
SpeakEasy
Price: Free! Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
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It’s a chick-lit mystery with some history, written collaboratively by over 20 local authors as part of the community novel project of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. In modern-day Kansas, Ronni Long interviews 108 year old Julia, who doubts all the adventures of her long life should be revisited. As the mystery unfolds, Julia’s secrets and Ronni’s lies put both women in danger.

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