Dragons in Langlois - local author Kandi Wyatt

Kandi J Wyatt is a wife, mother of five, teacher, artist, and author. In her free time, she enjoys writing fantasy stories and Christmas programs, and drawing with graphite and colored pencils. Portraits are her specialty. Kandi also enjoys photography, thanks to her photographer husband who has let her join his journey as both his model and apprentice, and she occasionally serves as his assistant when he needs a “light stand with feet.”

Kandi’s kids have been born and raised in Langlois, and she teaches junior high and high school students at Pacific High School, where she is known as Señora Wyatt. She teaches drawing in the summer at Art By the Sea Gallery in Bandon.
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Langlois Library's Author Night Video: Margaret Grundstein "Naked in the woods"

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Langlois Library's Author Night featured Margaret Grundstein with her first book, evocatively titled "Naked in the Woods." The author chronicles her journey of self-discovery stimulated by the desire to show that society could live in a different way. The move was sparked by the turmoil of the times- Vietam War, Kent State, etc. The first part of the books deals with the establishment of a commune in an area close to Eugene, Oregon- the trials, set backs, joys, the accomplishments. Read more about Langlois Library's Author Night Video: Margaret Grundstein "Naked in the woods"

Writing Around Langlois

Writing Around Langlois

It’s no wonder that Langlois is populated with photographers, painters, craftspeople, and storytellers. Inspiration is everywhere. I’ve written three books in a series about a young woman caddie at a small-town golf resort, and though the stories are fiction, the people and scenes are glimpses of the real thing. Sometimes the realities are very close to my fictional characterizations, but I'm not telling which ones.

As for being “world famous,” one would have to understand this community’s notion of fame. My books have sold in parts of Europe, but what translates as important to my friends and neighbors is seeing books in the library with the name of someone they know on the cover. So when locals keep asking me, “How’s the new book coming?” I am honor-bound to get back to work.

I tell readers that you don’t have to know anything about golf to read my Lainey Tidwell novels, but you’d better be able to appreciate small towns. (Langlois in particular is featured in chapter 17 of Looping in Limbo.) In a different vein, my nonfiction, No Broken Bones, tells of the battle between an unjust bureaucracy and my family’s tenacious, fighting spirit ̶ something small-town people know all too well.

It’s hard to say what will inspire my next book. In Langlois, there is no shortage of material.

Ginney Etherton

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