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Kansas Book Festival



The first Saturday in September found Anola at the

Kansas State Capitol to help celebrate books, reading and literacy.




Whisper Island Launch Event & Book Signing






Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, Rodanthe, North Carolina

Anola visited the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in North Carolina's Outer Banks for the public launch of Whisper Island, her new historical novel for young readers, on July 10. 


The young readers of Rodanthe were among the first to purchase the newly released book and had their copies of Whisper Island signed by Anola at the event, which also included games for kids and live demonstrations of the life-saving equipment at the museum. 



Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station, North Carolina

US Coast Guard demonstrates a Life-Saving drill

The Coast Guard demonstrates the

Life-Saving drill of long ago.

Anola signs copies of Whisper Island at the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station in North Carolina

Signing books on the back porch.

Anola meets Myrna Midget Peters, whose ancestors were US Life-Savers

Anola was thrilled to meet Myrna Midgett Peters, whose ancestors were Life-Savers.