Author to speak to children

Presentation part of Christmas Celebration

News editor

Author Shana Rothrock will meet with children Sunday to speak about writing. Rothrock recently completed her first book, “Wadsworth: A Prairie Dog Adventure,” and began work on its first sequel, “Wadsworth: Jonathan’s Journey.”

Her first book is 148 pages and intended for readers ages 7 to 12. The books are based on a prairie dog colony at Standley Lake, Colo., and many major characters are based on Rothrock’s family and friends.

The plot of the first book is about the prairie dogs struggling but coming together to save the colony from a snake.

Rothrock and Tate Publishing are already planning for the book to be the first in a four-book series. Rothrock will meet with children after a puppet show in the afternoon in the basement of the Marion City Building for the discussion about writing and the second book signing for her book.

“I actually write the entire book in my head, then sit down to type it up,” Rothrock said of her process. “When I finished it, it was the most fulfilling moment of my life.”

Rothrock now lives in Golden, Colo., but she grew up in Kansas and still has a home in Council Grove. Her book signing and discussion will be part of the third annual Christmas Celebration in Marion.

 

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