Bibliophile: Horsetalk with Robin Van Auken
Apr22

Bibliophile: Horsetalk with Robin Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Today, I’m talking horses. Our son invited us to visit for the weekend, and join him and his sweetheart at the Charles Town Races in West Virginia. I’m a huge fan of horses, and the racetrack is attached to a casino, of which I’m not a huge fan. I abhor casinos. It’s not the gambling, which I don’t partake, but the fact that these are massive, noisy, stinky...

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Bibliophile: Honoring the Story with Janice Ogurcak
Apr15

Bibliophile: Honoring the Story with Janice Ogurcak

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Janice Ogurcak is the Director of Public Programming and Outreach at the World of Little League Museum. This museum is to Little League what the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is to Major League Baseball. Its filled with significant artifacts that range from serious to frivolous. There is a piece torn from the Berlin Wall when it fell, the badge of a fireman who perished in the...

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Bibliophile: Retreat to Write with Robin Van Auken
Apr08

Bibliophile: Retreat to Write with Robin Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Spring is supposed to be here, but I live in northcentral Pennsylvania, and it’s slow coming. We’ve had several snow storms in the past few weeks, but the ground is too warm for it to stick around. Then we  endured rain and high winds. I believe the temperatures are rising next week to the 60s, so I’m itching for a writer’s retreat. I like to go on solo writing...

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Bibliophile: Reading the News with Publisher Kathy Kolb
Apr01

Bibliophile: Reading the News with Publisher Kathy Kolb

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author   Kathy Kolb is the publisher of NorthcentralPA.com, a news outlet that’s been online since 2009, and she’s been steadily growing since then by personally connecting with her readers. I know, this sounds impossible — how do you connect with thousands of people? She’s accomplished this by building an amazingly loyal Facebook following, which total tops out at 31 thousand people! Kathy’s been...

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Bibliophile: Let’s Play Ball with Lance Van Auken
Mar25

Bibliophile: Let’s Play Ball with Lance Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Lance Van Auken is probably the world’s foremost expert on the history of Little League Baseball. There’s only a handful of people who may know more, or as much, as Lance. He earned this honor by being a Little League volunteer, and employee, for most of his life. He shares this knowledge as the co-author of “Play Ball! The Story of Little League Baseball®.” He attended his first Little...

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