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THE CHRISTIAN CHRONICLE TALKS WITH S. J. DAHLSTROM

Posted July 12, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer

The Christian Chronicle interviewed S. J. Dahlstrom, the author of "The Adventures of Wilder Good" series. In the article, Dahlstrom discusses how he got started writing the series, what motivates him and inspires his stories, and how his faith informs his writing. Read the entire interview at "Tales of an honest-to-God cowboy."   [Details]


'THE GREEN COLT' IS A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 WILL ROGERS AWARDS

Posted July 03, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer

The Green Colt, the fourth book in "The Adventures of Wilder Good" series, was named a finalist for the 2017 Will Rogers Medallion Awards. The Will Rogers Medallion Awards recognize excellence in Western literature and media. S. J. Dahlstrom won the gold medal at the 2015 Will Rogers Medallion Awards for... [Details]


WSJ LOVES 'THE WINGED GIRL OF KNOSSOS'

Posted June 26, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Erick Berry , The Winged Girl of Knossos

The Wall Street Journal included THE WINGED GIRL OF KNOSSOS by Erick Berry in its article "The Best New Children's Books." They praised the book, calling it an "[I]ngenious reimagining of the myths of Theseus and Icarus with a bold, clever girl in the starring role. Brimming with adventure and... [Details]


RICE MAGAZINE FEATURES MEMORY'S ENCOURAGEMENT

Posted May 22, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer
Memory's Encouragement , Tony Gorry

 The Spring 2017 issue of Rice University's magazine featured Memory's Encouragement by Tony Gorry: TONY GORRY, THE FRIEDKIN Professor Emeritus of Management at Rice, was one of MIT’s first computer science Ph.D.s, and he spent much of his career doing research on artificial intelligence. Now in his 70s and undergoing... [Details]




S. J. Dahlstrom writes inspirational piece for The Nerdy Book Club

Posted March 22, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer

S. J. Dahlstrom, seventh grade teacher and author of the Wilder Good series, writes about trying to get a struggling, disinterested student to read: "I began throwing books at him non-stop. I pointed him out to our plucky librarian and got her involved." Eventually, after discovering Doug TenNapel graphic novels, Dahlstrom writes, "He... [Details]


James Rahn featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted March 06, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer
James Rahn , Rittenhouse Writers

The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on James Rahn, auhor of Rittenhouse Writers, and the success of his Rittenhouse Writers Group: Part writing teacher, part therapist, James Rahn has midwifed countless short stories and novels in the three decades since he founded the Rittenhouse Writers’ Group (RWG), a fiction workshop he offers... [Details]



Wilder and Sunny is a Lamplighter Award Finalist

Posted February 06, 2017 by Mara Brandsdorfer
S.J. Dahlstrom , Wilder and Sunny , Wilder Good

The Triple Crown Awards released their 2017-18 list of finalists. Wilder and Sunny, the third book in "The Adventures of Wilder Good" series, is a finalist for the Lamplighter Award for grades 6-8. The first Wilder Good book, The Elk Hunt, was also a finalist for 2015-16.   Harding University’s Brackett Library and the National... [Details]