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Live Radio Interview with Gail Lee Martin

November 2, 2011

Announcement from Gerald Brazil:

“This Thursday, November 3rd, at 9 am Central Time, Phil Johnston will be doing his Greenwood County history program on KOTE-FM. I expect that it will be one of his best.

Phil will be talking about the book, “My Flint Hills Childhood: Growing Up in the Flint Hills of Kansas” by Gail Lee Martin.

Gail grew up in the 30’s in the oil fields of Greenwood County and her book paints a very real picture of the time and place. This is a background very similar to Phil’s own personal history so I am sure it holds special meaning for him. In addition to discussing the book I understand Phil is going to be having a live phone conversation with Gail.

Gail’s book is not only well written, it is beautifully and professionally crafted with black and white photographs integrated with the text. Gail’s book won the 2010 Kansas Authors Club’s Ferguson Kansas History Award.

So remember, visit KOTE-FM’s “listen online” at 9 AM (Greenwood County Time/Central Time Zone). Just click on “listen live.”

Vintage On The Air Microphone print
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The Book Signing in Peabody

March 22, 2010

Book Store in Peabody, KS

Arriving in Peabody we drove around looking for the Jack Rabbit book store and found it on the west side of the main block in town. Catty-corner was an old bank building made into a cafe. So after a few minutes driving through the residential part of town and admiring the houses built probably around the turn of the century, many are being restored to their original glory, we stopped at the old corner bank building cafe and were able to have my old time favorite, “hot beef sandwich.”

Then we went across to Jack Rabbit Hollow book store. It is so much more than a book store it is the bright spot of the town. What a lovely welcome from the owner. She not only has a book store, which is much more than a book store, it is a shop for gifts; prepackaged soups, desserts and drinks; home and yard decorating with everything anyone would want.

Since this was her Christmas Open House as well as our book signing, she had set up a snack table with a crockpot of one of her packaged soups; desserts from her packaged mix as well a hot cider and some sort of tea all beautifully arranged in a front corner of her very crowded shop. She had us tucked in next to the refreshments with small fold out tables for us to put our books.

My, oh my, as the town people trickled in we were so busy visiting and telling about our books the time just flew by. Now and then there would be a crowd of 4 or 5 people and Cindy would open her book and read one of her poems or I would read a paragraph. Mostly I just opened my book to a certain story and show it to them & explain a little.

As the name of the store implies there were rabbits everywhere! But the greeter at the door was a big, yellow tomcat that thought everyone came to see him.

One lady came from El Dorado to see us as she had missed the signing at the museum. We came back home a different way and came down past old number 8 school and the farm where we used to live. All that has changed so much because of widening the highway.

PS I want to go back and look at all of Pam’s goodies and spend some money that I was too excited to do when we were there. Lovely old town!

You Are Invited

October 22, 2009
Don't miss this fun event on Saturday, November 7 !!

Don't miss this fun event on Saturday, November 7 !!

November 7 – Book Signing

October 20, 2009

If you missed the book launch for My Flint Hills Childhood at the Kansas Oil Museum, you have another chance to meet the author.

Who: Gail Lee Martin

What: Book Signing and Bookstore Christmas Open House

When: Saturday, November 7, starting at 1 pm

Where:  Jackrabbit Hollow Bookstore at 113 N. Walnut in Peabody, KS

For more information call:  620-983-2600
Book Store in Peabody, KS

Book Store in Peabody, KS

Very Successful Book Launch!

October 18, 2009

The Kansas Oil Museum had a capacity crowd for the Meet the Author. Forty-five to fifty-five people squeezed into the meeting room to munch cookies, drink punch and greet the authors. Tonda Alvarez and her daughters catered the refreshments and Lilah Weber from Texas handled the book sale table.

The authors (Gail Lee Martin, Ervin Grant, Carol J. Garriott, and Cynthia Jo Ross) each gave a brief talk about their book and read an excerpt. The audience then surrounded the sale table to purchase copies for autographing. A photographer from the El Dorado Times captured the event for the newspaper. Martin’s daughter, Virginia Allain from Florida, taped the author talks and plans to post them on You Tube soon.

Gail was surprised to see cousins and second cousins who traveled from Missouri and parts of Kansas for the event. Also attending was an old school chum that she hadn’t seen in 75 years. They had attended grade school together.