Brian Allen is a reporter for KSFY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Allen had previously been surprised when an assignment on genealogy revealed he was distantly related to Laura Ingalls Wilder. He followed the trail to both Walnut Grove, Minnesota and De Smet, South Dakota.
Allen’s story focuses on the unprecedented success of the annotated version of Pioneer Girl. He interviews Nancy Tystad Koupal of the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Next stop is the Ingalls Homestead where he interviews Ann Lesch. See the video and the transcript at the link below.
Sarah S. Uthoff is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation.Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, and find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+,LinkedIn, and Academia.edu. She is currently President of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Legacy and Research Association. Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.