All UNMC students, faculty, and staff are invited to join the UNMC Makers Club at an open house event this Friday in the McGoogan Library’s Makerspace at 12:30pm-1:30pm. The UNMC Makers Club welcomes new members who want to learn to design and print their own 3D items and explore collaborative projects. No previous experience is necessary. Pizza will be available for the first 20 participants. Interested? Come by the library or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Howell hit writer’s block on his novel. He hit it hard – for more than a year.
Then a friend suggested he turn it into a graphic novel and the floodgates opened in ways he didn’t expect.
It’s starting to become a favorite at comic cons across the country. He hopes his hometown – Omaha – will embrace it as well.
Howell, 30, will read from his book, “The Fierce Are Fading,” 4:30 to 5:30 on Nov. 9 in the South Rare Book Room, McGoogan Library, 8th floor Wittson Hall. The reading is open to the public, no RSVP is needed.
Howell left his position as an administrative assistant in UNMC’s Department of Emergency Medicine on Oct. 21 to become executive assistant to the director of a non-profit start-up that will work with at-risk youth in Omaha.
His book features a strong female heroine, Riley Harper, who is a floater agent with the FBI on assignment to find a serial killer in Seattle. After her partner and lover, an officer in the local police department, goes missing, she disobeys orders and embarks on a mission to find him.
What she discovers is a massive shadow organization known only to a few as THE M.O.R.S. INITIATIVE to be behind the killings. Riley partners with a female assassin and a mental patient to hunt down the mysterious organization which seems hell-bent on using human genomics and teleportation to destroy the human race.
The book is distributed through Amazon in three different forms:
Novel – $12
Graphic black and white novel – $18
Color graphic novel – $45 – magazine size – which Howell sells at events for $30
Both versions are sold on Kindle for $9.99
Howell also sells a color pocket version of the book for $20.
“The book was well-received at the four-day New York Comic Con this month,” he said. He sold about 80 books from a small press booth at the convention that was attended by more than 180,000 people.
He also will be featured at upcoming comic conventions:
Midwest Comic Con in Des Moines, Iowa, on Nov. 5 – 6
Comic Con at Offutt AFB, Bellevue, Neb., on Dec. 2 – 5
Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo on April 21 – 23, 2017
To celebrate National Medical Librarians month, the McGoogan Library invites you to have some fun and join your colleagues on an electronic Scavenger Hunt. There are six questions which will test your skills in finding information through the library’s website. Answer all the questions and be placed in a drawing for one of two $25.00 Amazon gift cards.
The hunt will be open through October 31 at midnight. We have included hints, so get to work, have some fun, and thank you for your participation!
Follow this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R938MXQ