Name: Chari Bauman (pen name Adelaide Bauman)
Town: Woodson County
What kind of writing do you do?
I write children's books, as well as poetry and sometimes short stories.
What writing projects have you completed or are currently working on?
I recently self-published Zara the Zebu, a children's book about a girl and her new miniature zebu calf. I have pet miniature zebu (a type of miniature cattle), so this project was a way for me to give something back to everyone who loves zebu, and to help others learn about them, too. The book is also meant to share the beauty of the Flint Hills with others. We live on the edge of this magnificent area of Kansas, and the illustrations within the book showcase a little of the beauty we see every day. I have more book ideas waiting for attention, but I'm not sure when I'll begin work on them.
Do you have a website or a facebook page that you'd like us to share with other KAC members?
You can find information about miniature zebu, my book, and my photography at the following website: https://cabigailphotography.com/adelaide-bauman-author - I also have a Facebook page and Instagram account under my pen name Adelaide Bauman.
Is there anything else you’d like other KAC members to know about you?
I have been through the whole self-publishing process - from storyboarding my book, to finding an illustrator and working with her, to creating the PDF files for publishing and working through the proofing process. If anyone in KAC is looking for advice or a discussion about what it was like, I'm happy to discuss it.
What would you like to gain from your membership with the Kansas Authors Club?
I hope to make some new connections with others who enjoy writing - it's fun to connect with people and you never know what good might come from those connections. I would also love the opportunity to sell my book at local Kansas bookstores - it's only available through me or Cornerstone Bakery in Yates Center currently, but I would love to see it in other places, too! If this group or anyone in it can help with that, I would be so grateful.
Thank you for taking the time to learn a bit about me!