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KC Creator: Bryan Thomas Schmidt

With work on The Martian, X-Files, and Predator, Bryan Thomas Schmidt is a pillar of the Kansas City writing (and editing) community, and frequent guest of cons. Read out about the real-life experience and inspiration for his latest novel.

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Cultural Literacy: Geek Parenting Done Right

When our kids were little, my husband and I took our roles as educators seriously. While we knew they would be introduced to “the classics” in school, we took on the awesome responsibility for making sure they are properly educated in cultural literacy. Here’s how we did it.

Kansas City fantasy author David Pedersen

KC Creator: David J. Pedersen

In episode 6 of my KC Creator series, I’d like to introduce you to fantasy author David J. Pedersen. If you’re thinking that last name sounds familiar, you’d be right. He’s my husband. But I’m not the least bit biased when I say his work is highly imaginative and entertaining. Read on to find out […]