Wyoming’s Selection For National Book Festival

Rowdy Randy, written by Casey Day Rislov and illustrated by Zachary Pullen, has been selected by the Wyoming State Library for the 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival’s “Discover Great Places Through Reading” list. This annual list of books represents the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The National Book Festival is an annual literary event that brings together bestselling authors, poets, and illustrators with thousands of readers for book talks, panel discussions, book signings, and other engaging activities. This year’s festival, taking place September 17-26, will be held virtually.

Rowdy Randy is a children’s picture book telling the story of a bronc bustin’ horsefly. She acts taller than any tall tale. She might be easy to overlook, but Rowdy Randy definitely can't be ignored. She spends her days buzzing and biting all the creatures in her path, all the while stirring up a whole heap of trouble.

Casey Rislov shares ways to stay connected

Casey Rislov shares ways to stay connected with loved ones when you can't be together.

Love will make you feel the most. From vulnerable to effortless, love is right there. We are made to weather the struggles and overcome the obstacles and there will be the right people who will be there.  Love can be found from within, above, and around. It will help you find the lightness you seek. We need to remember we hold the keys to keep working through the tough times. Feeling alone can create too much in-our-head thinking, missing, and a great weight of burdens. We must accept the twists and turns of the different doors of life we enter.

Casey Rislov featured in Star Tribune

This October, Casey Rislov was featured in the Casper Star Tribune. She chatted with Sally Anne Shurmur of "Chattin' with Sal" fame about LOVE, her 6th childrens book and first book written specifically for the 0-3 age category.

The question and answer style article covers topics including how COVID motivated the new book, how Casey was inspired by a famous bible verse, her team of local pros, and more!

LOVE Baby Book Companion Art Craft

Try this fun LOVE themed craft to go along with Casey's latest book for babies. It's a great craft to bond with your little one and you end up with a really cool keepsake. Baby feet are adorable after all! You can also do this as a fingerprint art instead of footprints.

Here's how to create it. You'll need the following supplies:

"Love" Baby Book Celebration at Bear Trap

Casey Rislov is excited to celebrate her newest book and her first baby book!

The celebration will be held at Bear Trap Meadow at Casper Mountain on July 22, 2020. Many local families have volunteered to take part in a video & photography shoot that will be used to help promote the new book called LOVE. Photography will be taken by Casper's own  J. Sore Photography.

Local musical legend Chad Lore will also be on the scene making music that will be used in an accompanying video shoot done by Jeremy Miller Media. 

Carisse Ludwig of Brush 44 Designs will be setting the scene for all the fun happenings on the mountain. Families that are participating should think about enjoying Casper Mountain by having a picnic or walking the Braille Trail!