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Quad-Cities Author Wilson Offering Free E-Book Color Of Evil Today

May 17th, 2020

Connie Corcoran Wilson is giving away her horror e-book The Color Of Evil away free today on Amazon! Named both an E-Lit Gold Medal winner (Horror), a Silver Feather (IWPA) winner, and a Lucky Cinda winner while leading all books in recommendations for the Bram Stoker in the YA category (2012), THE COLOR OF EVIL: A Paranormal Thriller, is the first book in the young adult series by the same name (THE COLOR OF EVIL). From Connie, here’s a description of the plot: Tad McGreevy has a power that he has never revealed, not even to his life-long best friend, Stevie Scranton. When Tad looks at others,... Read More

What’s The Good News For May, Quad-Cities?

May 6th, 2020

Even in the age of covid, when there’s plenty of depressing stuff going around, there’s a lot of good news in the Quad-Cities! And every month, as usual, I put together a collection of some of the awesome things happening in and around town, and share them with you here and on KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” airing at 3 p.m. weekdays! So, tune in to PSL, and read on here on your site for fun, free, local entertainment and good news, QuadCities.com! Beck And Woods Teaming Up With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with filmmaker Sam Raimi (best known for the... Read More

Anderson’s First Book Helps Out Kids And Charity In Colorful Fashion

May 3rd, 2020
Christopher Anderson works on a painting he will be donating to MCSA as part of its renovation. Anderson’s first book, “Boots,” a children’s tome about MCSA, is available at the shelter. (Sean Leary photo)

Children leaving their homes due to domestic abuse or financial instability are being given the chance to turn to a brighter chapter in their lives by the Muscatine Center of Social Action, and local author and artist Christopher Anderson is helping them to turn the pages on their lives in a more friendly and colorful way. Muscatine’s Anderson, 35, is the creative force behind the new book “Boots,” which will be given to children entering the shelter. The tome offers kids a virtual tour of the establishment through the eyes of a colorful cartoon cat. “It helps to make the transition a little... Read More

Moline’s Jason Platt Talks About His Literary ‘Misadventures’

April 28th, 2020

Jason Platt is a man who wears many hats, and he talked about those various artistic chapeaus as well as his latest book about a certain hat, “Operation Hat Heist,” with Spotlight Theater’s Brent Tubbs for Spotlight Live Q&A this past Monday, Apr 27. Jason, a middle grade graphic novelist, is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (in Savannah GA). He was accepted into the National Cartoonists Society in May 2015, and his first graphic novel, Middle School Misadventures, made national recommendations. His second novel, Middle School Misadventures: Operation Hat... Read More

Moline Author Jason Platt Releases Second Graphic Novel For Tweens

April 23rd, 2020

Hold on to your hats! Jason Platt is back, with a brand new book for tweens, Middle School Misadventures: Operation Hat Heist! The book is the second on Little, Brown for Platt’s Middle School Misadventures series, and is available in online bookstores worldwide. The book follows a boy, Newell, on the cusp between tween and teen years, navigating his way through the strange and funny misadventures of junior high. It’s an evolution of Platt’s popular long-running comic strip Mister and Me. For more info from Jason, check out our conversation on the podcast QCUncut. Fans can also... Read More

Moline Library Furloughs All Employees, Future Uncertain

April 22nd, 2020

It’s like rain on your wedding day…Isn’t it ironic? During National Library Week, the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., temporarily laid off all its 29 employees Wednesday. It’s been closed to the public since March 17 because of Covid-19, but Tuesday the library board and city council agreed to remove $450,000 from its 2020 budget of $3.9 million, board president Sue Blackall said. “We’re just gonna adjust to find out how we can recoup the cost of that,” she said, noting the city recommended furloughing employees last Sunday, and the board met at noon Tuesday. The library... Read More

Quad-Cities Mom Keeps Daughter’s Memory Alive In New Book

April 22nd, 2020

Four years ago this month, Lindsay Thul was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive type of breast cancer, at age 28. Less than 10 months later, she was dead. Lindsay’s mother, Diane Koster – owner of the Grape Life Wine Store & Lounge, 3402 Elmore Ave., Davenport – honors her life and aims to educate others in a new book, “Lindsay’s Legacy: A Mother’s Memories.” “It’s a story of hope and it’s a story of courage,” Koster said recently. “And it’s a story of a relationship between a mom and a daughter, and it’s very educational about that disease, the different steps... Read More

Quad-Cities Libraries Celebrate National Library Week From A Distance

April 20th, 2020

Although more than 60 years have passed since the first National Library Week celebration, the original goals of celebrating libraries, promoting reading for leisure, improving incomes and health, and developing strong and happy family life are still relevant today. National Library Week began Sunday, April 19, and though the celebration looks different than in any previous year, the goal is the same: to educate about what libraries offer, and to inspire use. Due to social distancing restrictions, this year’s theme has shifted to “Find the Library at YOUR Place.” That theme recognizes the... Read More

Advice To My Son Is Good Advice For Life

April 4th, 2020

My son Jackson turned twelve this week. He is undeniably the best person I’ve ever had the honor of meeting, and I’m looking forward to continuing to experience the adventure of his life with him. And as that time goes by, he may ask me for the advice I’ve gained in my years before him and since he’s been born. That’s why I started writing this list of things I’ve learned and I wish my parents had told me. I started it shortly after he was born, and I’ve added to it and published it every year on his birthday since, and, now, I’ve published it in... Read More

Read All You Want With Rock Island Library’s Digital Programs

March 28th, 2020

You can keep up on your reading and check out a lot of great media through Rock Island Library’s digital systems! During the closure, we have expanded RIPL eCard access to any resident ages 14 or older of Rock Island or Milan who does not already have a card. This eCard allows use of all our digital services. You only need an eCard if you don’t have a full-access RIPL card. Your standard library card already offers full access to digital services. If you know someone who can benefit from our RIPL ecard, the application is online, under Get a Card. We are filling these online... Read More