National WWI Memorial & Museum


Each of Anola Pickett's novels begins with a specific incident or memory that someone shared with her.

Her mother's childhood memory of neighborhood boys burning an effigy of Kaiser Wilhelm in Kansas City, Missouri in 1918 lit the creative spark that led to Anola's newest book, CALLAHAN CROSSROADS.

Set in Kansas City during World War I, this coming-of-age story for young people explores serious issues relevant today.

For a glimpse into the creative process of an octogenarian author with a flourishing writing and publishing career, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Anola Pickett.