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    Book Cover Design, Knowonder, and Book Tours, Oh My!

    in Writing

    Check out the Back Porch Writer blog this week for a post from author Samuel Hawley. He walks you through the evolution of a cover in a two-art series. 

    Be sure to catch the Feb. 9th show with editor in chief, Kathy Rygg, and Phillip Chipping both from Knowonder. They're looking for writers who write chapter books and MG. 

    Do you have small business questions? Listen to Kori chat with Tony Wilkins on his show: Small Business Forum Radio. Look for the Jan. 24th episode.

    Remember the writing contest for Charis: Journey to Pandora's Jar. 

    Kori's using Orange Berry Book Tours to promote her new book Deadly Sins: A Dezeray Jackson Mini-Series. Be sure to check the Back Porch Writer blog adn listen to the show for her updates. 

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    Catch Up With Kori: knowonder!

    in Business

    Stay informed! Tune in each Sunday at 5:30 p.m. CDT. Kori tells you who you missed, but shouldn't have, and who you don't want to miss. 

    Phillip Chipping is the creative force behind knowonder! As a father of four young children, he understands the need to provide imaginative stimulation and creative outlets to developing minds. Phillip learned his deep love of reading from an early age, which in turn nurtured his own imagination and creativity. This fostered in him a desire to find innovative solutions for everyday problems.

    Kathy Sattem Rygg is Editor in Chief at knowonder! and a children’s fiction author with a degree in magazine journalism from Iowa State University. She has worked in corporate marketing/public relations for several Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Rygg has written for the McGraw-Hill Companies’ Business Publications Division in NYC and was the Editor in Chief of Women’s Editionmagazine in Denver, CO. She is currently a freelance writer/editor and active member of SCBWI. 

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    The Author/illustrator team, the Hobsons, joins the Back Porch

    in Books

    About the Author:

    Mr. Hobbs (Mark Hobson) is from Lincoln, NE, where he competed on the University of Nebraska men's gymnastics team. Following graduation, he coached club level children's gymnastics, where he discovered their love for stories. The name "Mr. Hobbs" comes from a stuffed frog that Mr. Hobson played with as a child at his grandmother's hosue. Mr. Hobbs now resides in a place of honor in the author's home. Mr. Hobson currently lives in Omaha, NE. with his wife Ann and their youngest daughter, Sarah, who paints beautiful pictures with her music. He enjoys continuing to share his love of stories with all ages.

    About the Illustrator:

    Molly Hobson studied art education at the University of Nebraska where she developed her talent for interpreting children's stories through her illustrations. This is her second book collaboration with her dad, Mark Hobson, and she is currently working on her own writing projects. Ms. Hobson enjoys creating beautiful images that encourage children to both follow and never give up on their dreams.