Sod and Stubble in Kansas.
A regional book, “Sod and Stubble,” is going to be made into a movie. The German immigrant Ise family in Downs, Kansas left a legacy of history. Published in 1936, John Ise listened to his mother’s stories of raising eleven children on the rolling plains of Kansas. A lifestyle and era that was soon to end, John Ise wanted to preserve that before the old settlers of the land were all gone.
Sharon Black has been writing for many years including newspapers, short stories, and as a publisher. She was born in Nebraska and has lived in Kansas most of her life. In her hometown of Smith Center, Kansas, Willa Cather’s hometown is to the north and Bob Dole’s hometown is to the south. Sharon is a press release writer for the National Parks Arts Foundation and writes for b U n e k e magazine. The biggest project she has accomplished is the co-writer of the TV movie Home on the Range. The movie is about the song, which is the state song of Kansas and the lawsuit surrounding it in the 1930s and finding the rightful author of the song. Sharon is distantly related to the Mississippi writer Eudora Welty.
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