Jack is Back!

You just can’t keep a bad man down.  Connected, as he is to Halloween (ever wonder where the term “jack-o-lantern” came from?), October is Wicked Jack’s favorite month and he was invited back to Indiana by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.  What were they thinking???  Aren’t symphonies stuffy organizations?? Evidently not!  Five woodwind players from the… [Read More]

Esther Morris Gets Some Company

“If you visit Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol,” I observe, in the Author’s Note to When Esther Morris Headed West, (Holiday House, 2001) “you’ll see fifty statues, one from each state, standing in a circle.  Forty-nine of them are men.  The fiftieth is Esther Morris…” That changed in 2009:  Helen Keller, representing Alabama,… [Read More]

Connie Interviewed by Simon Barrett of BloggerNews on BlogTalkRadio.com

Connie will be interviewed Live by Simon Barrett of BloggerNews on BlogTalkRadio.com at 1pm eastern on Wednesday, Oct 5th. Connie will talk about her latest book, Just Fine the Way They Are. Listen To The Show below… Listen to internet radio with Simon Barrett on Blog Talk Radio

On the Road

One of the joys of writing nonfiction is that your books take you places in the research phase and take you places again when people start finding out what you’ve written and want you to come and talk to them.  So I was on the road or, more precisely, on The Road last weekend. Just… [Read More]

Shakespeare

I’m just home from the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario, reading through the “Twelfth Night,” and trying to pick up anything I might have missed when I saw it on stage.  Shakespeare is a challenge and there’s no getting to the bottom of any of his plays.  There’s no last word on what the bard… [Read More]

New Release: Just Fine The Way They Are

In this new historical non-fiction picture book children’s author Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge and artist Richard Walz worked closely with experts and firsthand accounts to tell a “just fine and accurate” illustrated story about how dirt roads of the 1800s turned into the U.S. highway system of today. >>  Official Press Release Just Fine The Way… [Read More]

Connie Wooldridge To Appear On ‘The Sounds of the Symphony’

Show: ‘The Sounds of the Symphony’ with Host Marci Asher-Whalen on Whitewater Community Television – Trailer Description: A new ‘The Sounds of the Symphony’ with Host Marci Asher-Whalen will air Monday, August 1 at 8:30PM on WETV, channel 20. This month’s guest will be Amy Noe & Connie Wooldridge. Start Time: 8:30pm Date: 2011-08-01 We… [Read More]