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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Blue Marble - Fort Thomas, Kentucky - Book Store - Northern Kentucky

Here's what's new at Blue Marble in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, located at 1356 S. Fort Thomas Avenue

Blue Marble Celebrates National Poetry Month with poetry reading and slams for local kids.

All Poetry Books Will Also Be on Sale for 20% Off!

Roses are red, violets are blue, we love poetry, and we're glad you do, too!

Blue Marble Books is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Poetry Reading & Slam for local middle and high school students on Saturday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Maybe students have been influenced by classical poets such as Poe, Wordsworth, and Keats, or perhaps they prefer a more modern and freestyle approach. Come one, come all. All types of poetry are welcome!

The middle school reading will take place from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and will be followed by the high school slam from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. In addition to the poetry reading/slam, all poetry books will on sale for 20% off!

The Poetry Reading & Slam will take place in the Secret Garden, the yard behind the store, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, we will move inside to the store's Great Green Room.

Blue Marble Set to Host Local Author Kathy Cannon Wiechman's Book Launch Events 

Book Launch Marks the Release of Wiechman's Second Novel Empty Places

Blue Marble Books is delighted to announce that we are hosting the book launch events for local author Kathy Cannon Wiechman's second novel Empty Places on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

In Empty Places, 13-year-old Adabel Cutler dreams of filling all the empty places in her life. But life can be tough in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1932. Searching for lost memories and struggling to keep her family together, Adabel strives to survive through unsettling months during the Great Depression.

According to Kathy Cannon Wiechman's website, she “taught Creative Writing and Beginner French for several years. I also tutored Language Arts. But I am still a student, attending lots of writers’ workshops. My favorite workshops are offered by the Highlights Foundation. One of the most important things I learned is that there’s always more to learn. And that’s fun for me.”

Blue Marble Will Host Local Author Mary Ann Riehle Book Signing 

Book Signing Celebrates Release of The Little Kids' Table

Blue Marble Books is delighted to announce that we are hosting a book signing for local author Mary Ann Riehle on Thursday, April, 28, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. This signing celebrates the release of Riehle's latest book The Little Kids' Table [Sleeping Bear Press, $16.99 hc].

The Little Kids' Table is the place to be for any holiday or family gathering. They just know how to have fun. This silly, rhyming story follows a group of rambunctious cousins from table setting to dessert.

On her website, Riehle documents her recent writing experience, “There were times when I was writing the book that I could almost hear the noise of dishes and conversation and the general chaos of it all. But it is the laughter that I could “hear” loudest of all … even from some of the grown-ups.”

Blue Marble Will Host Local Author Michelle Houts For a Book Signing 

Book Signing Celebrates Release of Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek.

Blue Marble Books is delighted to announce that we are hosting a book signing for local author Michelle Houts on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This signing celebrates the release of Houts' latest book Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek [Ohio University Press, $28.95 hc].

Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek tells the story of Dorothy Mary Kamenshek was born to immigrant parents in Norwood, Ohio. As a young girl, she played pickup games of sandlot baseball with neighborhood children; no one, however, would have suspected that at the age of seventeen she would become a star athlete at the national level. Kamenshek was selected and assigned to the Rockford Peaches in their inaugural season and played first base for a total of ten years, becoming a seven-time All-Star and holder of two league batting titles. When injuries finally put an end to her playing days, she went on to a successful and much quieter career in physical therapy. Fame came again in 1992, when Geena Davis portrayed a player loosely based on Kamenshek in the hit movie "A League of Their Own."

Houts' other books include: Winterfrost [Candlewick Press, $16.99 hc], The Beef Princess of Practical County [Yearling Books, $7.99 pb], and The Practical County Drama Queen [Museitup Publishing, $9.95 pb].

According to Houts' website, she went to Ohio State and became special education teacher, and then she went back to college to get masters in early childhood education and speech pathology. She now lives on a farm with “TFOMD - the farmer of my dreams”, and they are raising three kids, calves, hogs, cats, and a Great Pyrenese.

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