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Reading on the loveliest corner in Omaha

If you’d like to know why Georgia and Baghdad occur together on the cover and in the pages of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia, you can watch a quick and casual video of the author (me) talking about the book on the red stone steps at the corner of the Duchesne high school campus, with the crab apple trees in full bloom behind me and only the occasional passing car to compete with. In a second short video made in the same spot, I only stumble once while reading a little bit about Theo Boykin from the book. Search for Stefaniak on YouTube.  Read More 
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Talking with the Eclectic Book Club of Omaha

On Tuesday, March 16, after a lunch of corned beef and cabbage at the Omaha Field Club, I had the pleasure of visiting with more than sixty members of the Eclectic Book Club of Omaha. (Thank you, Jane, for the invitation!) I gave them a preview of The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia,which will be out in September, by reading a few short passages--introducing them to Miss Spivey, handsome Force Cailiff, and the ingenious Theo Boykin, smartest person in Piedmont County--and by talking about how I came to put "Baghdad" and "Georgia" together in my novel. I was surprised to meet  Read More 
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