A Mt. Vernon teenager is set to release her second novel.

Fifteen-year-old Millie Florence had her first book published when she was 13. The home-schooled teen says writing has been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember.

Reading Baseball: Babe Ruth Books

Mar 15, 2019
Amazon and University of Missouri Press

Over 100 years after he broke into Major League Baseball, Babe Ruth is still one of the most revered names in the history of the game.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson reviews two new books about the legendary figure.

Bookworm in Carbondale to Close Soon

Apr 11, 2018

After 17 years in business, the last independent used bookstore in the area is closing.

Bookworn owners Kelly and Carl Rexroad would like to sell the business, but Carl Rexroad says if a buyer is not found, he's unsure when Bookworm will officially close.

Retired ISP Capt. Will Promote His Book in Murphysboro

Apr 19, 2017

A new author will visit Murphysboro in April.

Retired Illinois State Police Captain Ed Traylor, from rural Waggoner, Illinois, spent 29 years on the force, and wrote a book called The Crossing, a crime thriller about a terrorist attack at the U.S. - Mexican border.

A metal chicken named Beyonce, a stuffed monkey named Copernicus. These creations are just part of the world of Jenny Lawson. Lawson, who is perhaps better known as "The Bloggess," has written a new book and wants to share her story with both the people who know and love her as well as those who don't yet know her.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talked with Lawson about "Let's Pretend This Never Happened," and about her blog and following.