Sunday | March 27, 2022
Conversation with the author | 2 pm
followed by a Book-Signing
Free admission. Light refreshments
“… you will feel like you have been wrapped in a warm hug while meandering through the book…”
Ann Vigola Anderson will share her humorous, reflective, and heartwarming book, Posts of a Mid-Century Kid, at the Volland Store on March 27th.
Crossing stories of pets, family, and friends, Ann gives an intimate view of her observations growing up, mixed with today’s experiences. Her presentation in Volland is particularly special given her history with the space, riding her bike to the Kratzer Brothers Mercantile as a kid while visiting cousins in the summertime. Be sure to ask her about her bicycle seat.
Ann visited The Volland Store several years ago and told us of her warm memories of Volland. She was delighted to renew her connections to our neighborhood and has been a faithful and enthusiastic volunteer since. We knew she was writing a book, and before it was finally published, we were invited to read the manuscript. What a treat! Since the book hit the shelves, it has been an amazing success. With characteristic generosity, Ann shares posts from her book on the Friends of the Flint Hills Facebook page, attracting hundreds of fans who will now be able to meet her in person. We hope you will too! – Your friends at The Volland Store
Copies of Posts of a Mid-Century Kid, including a recipe that gives directions on how to achieve the best Kitty Biscuits, will be available for sale, and Ann will be most happy to sign your personal copy.
Anderson takes us on a journey to 1950s and 60s Kansas and treats the reader to hometown cooking in her tasty memoir Posts of a Mid-Century Kid. With humor and richly crafted details, she chronicles her mid-century childhood, offering a sampling of another era. This delightful and mischievous memoir advocates coloring vividly outside of the lines!
“Posts of a Mid-Century Kid by Ann Vigola Anderson gives the reader ample evidence of how interesting an ordinary life can be, of how observations as one simply goes along in life can provide universal insights. Anderson’s prose is clear and engaging, and the book’s subtitle sums up the author’s efforts and this reader’s reaction nicely: “Doing my best. Having fun.”
Ann Anderson is an author, tennis coach, and creator of the comic strip, “The Borrego Springs Sun”. With roots deep in Kansas, Ann’s led a rich career from the Governor’s Office of the Great State of Kansas, to working with the American Cancer Society, to directing the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center in Borrego Springs, CA. She is active in the Kansas Author’s Club and the Lawrence Writers’ Group, supports dog and cat rescue organizations, and takes ukulele lessons. She lives with her husband, Vann, and two cats in Lawrence, KS.